I have been craving India recently, the way some people crave food or sleep. Here is a nice thread of folks trying to deal with missing places once you are no longer there.
I will always be committed to finding ways for women to travel in safety -- from one of my favorite feminist sites, here's a piece on stereotypes of women who travel (the links within the piece are worth a look, too).
A site I haven't used, but am very curious about -- free travel through house-sitting! You sign up, and people who need house-sitters can post; no pay, but free stay. Has anyone used this? Thoughts?