My daughter sure thinks she does. 2 of her friends are going to live in Ireland for a year, from Sept. 2013 to Sept. 2014. At first DD's brilliant plan was to take a year off school and join them...um, bad plan for many reasons. Thankfully she realized that, and now has decided to join them over Winter break for a little R&R. While I would be sad to not see her for Christmas, I would be ok. Since they are going to be there until Sept. '14, I asked her if she had considered travelling when school gets out next May. She would have more time to save money, and the weather would be better. Sounds like a win win. Oh, but she doesn't want to wait, thinks I am just trying to keep her here for the holidays, and thinks her plan is better than anythign I could suggest. Love the girl, but sometimes that head strong way is hard to live with!