Help me plan a vacation

09:55 sunrise
15:50 sunset

O hai interwebs. Can u halp me decide on vacashun destinashun? Kthxbai. I was a late convert to lol cats, but have found them funny of late and I find myself saying “o hai” out loud to folks.

But seriously, I am calling on anyone who feels like chiming in to help me choose a warm destination for our winter vacation. Here are some factors to consider:

– our time away will only be 7-10 days, so don’t send me to Thailand (been there and it was fantastic, but it’s too far for so few days)
– cheap is good, but not a determining factor
– I don’t do hostels anymore
– love having more than a beach (ie: museums, arts & crafts, sporty), but it must be somewhere hot so that I get a break from winter

Short-listed right now:

Hawai’i: we’ve been to Maui twice and adored it, but this time would go to Kauai
Mexico: maybe Oaxaca?
Central America: country undecided; we’ve been to Guatemala and Belize
Caribbean: again, undecided where. Ben would like to sail (so maybe the BVI?). My sister lives in the Bahamas so a few days there would be nice, but we would want to go to another island for awhile.

Opinions? Experiences? I’d love to hear ‘em.



  1. I liked it here.

    Let me know if you actually want the name of the place. I don't go spreading it around. It's not a very touristy place and I hope it stays that way, but I know it's only a matter of time.

    The food in the area is AMAZING (and cheap). There is a big market nearby, a mangrove park (where you can go canoeing or kayaking), the fishing/dolphin watching/turtle watching was good (and reasonably priced), and the surfing is excellent (if it's something you're into or something you want to try).


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