Q: What is your favorite island region?
A: The Caribbean. Everything is so close together, and there is great diversity: Creole, French, Spanish, Dutch, English, American. The weather is always great. The Baths on Virgin Gorda is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. It's a huge natural stone formation of caves, like a lab- yrinth, with shallow tide pools running through. The light streams in and is reflected off the water. But my favorite island is New Caledonia in the middle of the Pacific. It's very cosmopolitan, has a European feel with fantastic restaurants — French-style cafes with tropical twists. There is lots of nightlife. And my favorite bar there is La Bodega. Its deck sits right over the ocean. I failed French three times, but somehow when I was there, I managed to speak it better than I ever needed to. If I could figure out a way to move to New Caledonia, I would.