Santa doesn't particularly care if you've been naughty or nice, but right now he's particularly interested in your wishlist for 2018.

My own list for the year ahead: A spectacular flight (one to remember and rave about for the rest of my life); a cycle journey somewhere hot and sweaty; more time exploring the Pacific Islands (we forget how lucky we are to have such amazing locations so close to home); more opportunities to confirm my suspicion that Australia remains the greatest food and wine destination in the world; live music and sport experiences to match the ones I've had in New Orleans and Texas; and — most importantly — spending time on the road with people I love.

Good luck with your list — even if you don't get you want, let the anticipation be joyful.


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