1. Something revelatory -- a class, a workshop, a book, an outing -- that's challenging or exploratory. Something that you've done that made you think, or pushed a limit, or that you think might do the same for me.
2. A fabulous recipe to try cooking/baking.
3. A movie or book off-the-beaten-track.
4a. A place to visit within 3 hour of Boston.
4b. A place to visit in North America.
4c. A place to visit in the world.