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It’s a new year and a lot of people are thinking about 2011 travel plans. In fact, just today I helped clients use their points to book trips to Barcelona, Amsterdam, Athens, Hawaii and Buenos Aires. With booking all of this travel for other people, I sometimes get a little bit jealous.

So I started to think about my 2011 travel (as I currently type from sunny Punta del Este, Uruguay). I’m thinking a nice long summer trip that hits: Beirut and Byblos, Amsterdam and Bruges, Normandy (Mont Saint Michel) and then drive through Bordeaux, spend a night in San Sebastian and end up in Madrid, one of my all-time favorite cities. Sounds exhausting, but I think I’m up for it.

I also want to do Japan in April and possibly Beijing to visit a friend who is studying there, though I’m not sure if time will permit. Either way, its great knowing I have enough miles to take me all the places I want to go in 2011, without considering how many new miles I’ll rack up in 2011 (like with the upcoming Continental Mileathon).

Beyond destination, I want to try out Delta’s BusinessElite lie-flat seats and also sample Turkish and Swiss premium products, which I haven’t yet done.

What are your 2011 travel plans?

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