Give a little time before a new year to think through what MAJOR GOALS are on the list that "must do" for the next months/years for you and your family. We made a list of major trips/events we wanted to do as a family before our kids left home for college. Didn't quite do all, but sure would have done less without goals and planning. These included East coast historic trip West coast scenic nature trip Disney world/Florida/South tour Holy Land with teens Hunting/fishing/backpacking in the mountain West Special Conferences/conventions Ministry trips to mission work, church planting, foreign nations Puberty trips (to talk about birds/bees et al) Sporting/shopping trips Found that if we didn't husband the time/planning (like saying when the youngest was 5 we’d go back to Disneyland where we’d been earlier with our boys) and save $$ (like trip to Rome/Egypt/Israel we did TWICE with our kids), we’d be too busy and too broke to do it . . and they’d be off to college to play football. So . . what's on your travel bucket list for the next couple years?