The fam takes one long trip together every year, sometimes to exotic destinations. It's great bonding time and I feel pretty grateful I'm able to do this. New Zealand was probably the best overall experience because of the fantastic scenery and lack of language barrier. Tibet (last year) was probably the most difficult. Two words I've learned to appreciate together: running + water. This year -- next month! -- my sister and I are off to Iceland ... with a quick stop in London to check out the Harry Potter tour at the WB Studios.