I am hoping for a small vacation (1 week) in February or March to a warm place, possibly Mexico, the Caribbean, or somewhere else in Central or South America with a beach.
In the summer, DH and I have tentative plans to go to Italy for 2 weeks. I have been dying to go for the last few years. I have checked out several books/CDs from the library and am teaching myself Italian. I really hope to catch an opera while we are there, ideally at La Scala. This season Daniel Barenboim is conducting Bizet's Carmen. Should be great!
2009 has been a good year for travel. In February I went to Seattle and Portland, as well as the Oregon coast. In March, traveled to Costa Rica for a couple of weeks. Was in Philly in April and September. In July/August, DH and I went on a road trip to the Dakotas, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier. We also flew to Washington DC for a weekend. We went up to Duluth and the North Shore of Lake Superior in late August. In September, we spent a week in Boston and Cape Cod. Over Thanksgiving we went to New York and saw an opera at the Met. In between these I traveled to Chicago about 15 times for work.
The good news is now I have enough frequent flyer miles for Italy...Can't wait!