Have you considered Holiday DXing ? When tuning into a station, whether it be on medium wave, long wave, shortwave or an amateur radio contact, you have an advantage.
There's an excellent chance the station or ham operator, will appreciate you commenting on their holiday. Stations may feature special programming or QSL verifications. Some have also conducted contest, and you may find additional information on their website.
Give this a try, and please report your results.