Ever since we joined DVC a few years back, we have started every year with the same refrain: "We'll take this year off, bank our points, and go for a really long trip next year." An optional statement might be "We'll take this year off, bank our points, and get a 1BR next year." Either way, the plan is always to take a year off. It hasn't happened......which brings me to the following question: "If you are in the groove of going every year, what other trip could make you feel ok about missing a year?" This is a really hard one for me. My wife and I feel like we need a dose of Disney each year. We need that feeling of being on the property and not having a care in the world (food everywhere, transportation right there, loads of entertainment, cleanliness, and cheery people). I can work like a dog for the rest of the year if I know that I have that break from reality on the horizon. Yet our kids need to see some more of the world, or at least the country. We have a cruise (Carnival) planned for February. My wife says that we should get in the car during the summer (our normal Disney time) and see another part of the country. If I am going to do that, I need to have a Disney-like experience --- something relaxing, nothing really to "worry" about, clean, etc. In hindsight, I think a perfect non Disney World year would still have a short Disney Cruise involved (ok, sort of a cheat, lol). Once I get that fix, I think I can stomach a trip to Wisconsin (where the wife wants to go). Not that there is anything wrong with Wisconsin, but I just get the impression that I will return with the feeling that I need a vacation from my vacation.