I've been working at backfilling my blog with posts and photos from my trip to Europe this past Fall. It has me salivating for another big adventure so I've started putting together random notes and thoughts into a travel binder. Should I think about going to Holland in the spring to see all of the tulips? I would dearly love to go back to Germany for any reason at all, but it would be especially nice at Christmas-time. On the last trip, I took the ferry from Holland to England overnight and really enjoyed it so maybe I'll look into another journey of that type. And, of course, nothing beats traveling by train -- I absolutely love it -- so maybe a trip involving lots of train travel. I did find a tour that goes up through Finland into Russia and St. Petersburg. I didn't realize that St. Petersburg was just across the Finnish border, making it much easier to visit as opposed to going into Moscow. That would be truly awesome!
I ran to Barnes & Noble today and got some maps: one of Europe and one of the entire world. Working through the planning can be one of the most enjoyable parts of a trip!