I'm looking for vacation ideas. In Feb 2010, the olympic games are going to be in town. And I'm not. This means I have about 4 weeks of vacation that I need to plan, and have been looking for ideas.
I have a few ideas already... but I want to hear what other people have to say. I would like to move around a fair bit, but certainly would object to a single good place!
- I considered visiting Europe. I have family in Denmark, Non has family in London, and we have friends in Paris during that time. All would put us up, making it a pretty awesome trip. Downside? It's february. In Paris and Denmark. That's a pretty big downside. Upside? I would totally get to visit some people from here, heh.
- I've looked into a 3-5 week cruise, covering the pacfic rim. This means I'd probably hit the big (and farther down, Feb = summer) parts, like hawaii, australia, new zealand, signapore, japan, hong kong, china... It can be expensive, but at the same time, food and board is already included and I don't have to worry about other transportation. Plus, I get to plan less and enjoy more! Downside? Not many, really. Somewhat expensive. Have to fly through the US, unless I can catch one here in Vancouver. Don't really get to meet anyone, or do anything local. Would be very relaxing, I'm sure.
- I've looked into spending a week, or multiple weeks, at various resorts. Places like Sandals, sure, but also Jalouise and Le Sport Body. They seem like an ok idea, but I get really mixed reviews from every resort. Seems hit or miss, and also not something I may enjoy (and then be stuck with). It does cost less than cruising, but most of the appeal comes from drinking. Neither Non or I drink, so that makes it even less appealing. I could head to a nicer place (Four Seasons, etc), but that'd be ridiculously expensive, even at a discounted rate.
I haven't drawn up a budget yet (ok, well, I have... and you all know I have... so meh... but I'm not limiting myself yet )...
What would you do? Any suggestions/done it before/done any of the above things?