Indeed, unless I leave these British shores before the end of the year, 2011 will be the first year in which I have not had a foreign holiday since 2004.
Ever since that first holiday in this series to North America in 2005, I've caught the travel bug. There's a big old world out there with new experiences and things to see and learn. Expanding our horizons to learn of other cultures and traditions from those of our own is one of the most fulfilling things that I have ever done.
So after what has been a difficult summer health-wise, we're considering a short break late next month. It will also be our first holiday together. Nothing's set in stone but the idea that has been mulling around in our heads is a short break to the Mediterranean. In particular, we're thinking of either Malta or Cyprus as two island destinations which neither of us have previously visited.
If readers have views or reviews on either, please do comment below as we are genuinely unsure at this moment in time, which one we may choose.