Plans were underway for a trip overseas when my car got a little jealous at the thought of being left behind. I am now paying dearly for the poor thing's hurt feelings. Any trips this year will be with my restored beloved automobile. And probably not very far.
In the meantime, I have been enthralled with the 16x-around-the-world-a-day trip of Chris Hadfield. He is our prolific astronaut twitterer aboard the International Space Station. His tweets have included amazing photos of earth from his office window. I wish I knew how to capture a screen grab, but since I haven't mastered that, go to Commander Hadfield's feed here and see for yourself.
and there is an interview you can see here.
Seriously. Go. Now. There are some great photos of Down Under in honour of Australia Day.