Well, I am back from Poland, which I have been very lucky to be able to visit every summer but one since 1999. My first trip was in 1986, studying there, and between 1986 and 1999 I had visited probably 6 times. Poland has been dramatically transformed during that time, from a backwards economy to a very dynamic, growing bustling center of a newly resurgent Central Europe.
Each year we try take one side visit, which is usually to a location in Poland, for example this excellent little village with a restored Castle (yes, it is a B&B now) and some nice lakes has been a frequent stop over point. Also, on the way over I have stopped over at cities such as Helsinki, Amsterdam, London, New York and have been able to see some architecture and maybe a museum or two also. One year we went to Crete, which I would recommend to anyone for its mixture of nature, ruins, and interesting mix of Architecture. But this year we went a little off of the beaten path and visited Tunisia for a week.