It is now 2013 everywhere in the world (stragglers in Hawaii made it, too!)!
2012 brought many highlights (and thankfully few lowlights) for my family - I hope the same for yours.
The year now ended was marked with some great points-funded travel. Our family trip to Paris, anniversary weekend at the Plaza, dad+kids trip to FLL and a trip up to YYG were all largely funded via this points hobby.
We've just returned home from a wonderful and extremely memorable holiday in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (premium cabin flights via points!). The kids (and parents) are slowly re-calibrating body clocks - school resumes tomorrow! The trip report is underway.
On deck for 2013 are business trips to LAS and Utah (ski outing) in Q1. Family trips to YYG, FLL and SEA are all but certain for some point during the year.
I need to give it a few weeks before I start discussing Christmas 2013 travel plans with my wife. I've got a few ideas in mind (including one from my wife - Antarctica - though last we talked we agreed to wait a few more years for this). I'd welcome any suggestions you may have for good family holiday destinations. (Except for Antarctica, we have a preference for warmer locales.)
I wish everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year!