''My Favorite Place on Earth'': Celebrity getaways -- Will Ferrell, Tom Brokaw, Natalie Portman, and others share their favorite global destinations in National Geographic's new book

By Kate Ward
Updated May 08, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

Robin Williams
San Francisco

Matt Groening
Kauai, Hawaii

Morgan Freeman
The Caribbean

Jack White
Clarksdale, Miss.
”The culture there hadn’t been chopped up and homogenized and made into something plastic. It was still alive, like a field full of grass.”

Will Ferrell
A summer cottage, Sweden
”It’s kind of insane that we live there, because Viv is 5’10” and I’m 6’3”. We’re these huge people in what is essentially a dollhouse.”

Natalie Portman

Tom Brokaw
”The combination of its topography, the culture, and the sheer mysticism of it all makes it the most exotic place I’ve ever been. Tibet remains for me an almost Zen-like experience.”