In 2015, I decided to start a new tradition. For my birthday I would rather travel someplace and have new experiences instead of staying home and getting presents. My focus is on new and unique experiences. My birthday is in January which does somewhat limit the travel locations. We also have three young daughters so the trips are mostly long weekend getaways for my wife and I.
The trips are listed from the most recent at the top to the oldest at the bottom. Enjoy and I hope it gives you ideas for a great trip or experience somewhere.