It's critical time for everybody--the time you get away from every day life and figure out where you want life to go. Than's one of the things I like most about travel--it's a lot of down time with none of my day-to-day stuff to deal with. It's a time to look at the next year or so and figure out what you want to accomplish. Sitting at dinner this afternoon, I had a chance to just write in my notebook some of the thoughts for the next year--places to go, things to accomplish. I love this stuff!