This year my husband and I are not going home for Christmas. We have started to alternate years. One year we go to the States to see my family, the next we go on a holiday abroad, after that we go to Germany for his family, and then a holiday abroad again. Last year we were in Germany for Christmas. This year we are going to Myanmar for Christmas. I am so excited! Traveling in Myanmar is a little dicey ethically so we have been planning this trip for almost a year in the hopes that we are not helping to worsen the situation there. Hopefully we were successful.
One things that I love to do when I take longer and more adventurous trips like this is to read book set in and about the place. There is something really cool about reading about a place while you are there. It enriches the experience because you understand both the book and the country more. There were a TON of books about Myanmar to choose from which is an awesome problem to have.