Novel writing month is really more about persistence and dedication and stamina and whatever other synonym for those words you can come up with. And time. Gotta set aside time each day. Ideally I'd be doing this anyway since that's how you, you know, actually get creative stuff done.
I don't make plans that far into the future. I might go back to Japan someday. Who knows. I like it there more than most places I've been. Personally, I'd rather go places I didn't have to worry about things like clean water, fresh food, etc. It's a little snobbish of me, but I just don't feel like visiting many poorer parts of the world.