Don't assume that the grass is always greener, or the water bluer, a thousand miles away from home. No matter where you live, there are national and state parks, gorgeous lakes, vibrant cities, and idyllic summer resort towns within a day's drive.
Clearly, the "city that Gaudi built," Barcelona, is heavily influenced by his style of organic, surreal architecture. At the same time, the Mediterranean supplies the city with some of the best seafood in the world.
One of the most common questions I am asked is: "How did you afford to travel around the world?" Here is the simple answer: I saved money by traveling. It would have cost me a lot more to stay and live in Chicago than to travel around the world.