I live on the opposite side of the globe from where I'm studying. So I figured I'd save about $2500 of air travel if I stayed for winter break - that's a lot! However, the dorms at my school are closing during the winter. I'd really love to find something meaningful to do during the winter break while having some lodging to go along with it. I've managed to chart the AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting (6-9 Jan, New Orleans) on my schedule, good, but that's only half a week solved. What do you do during the academic winter breaks? Is there something you'd suggest to me?