Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Where in the world......?

Okay, so after my post yesterday I actually started looking online at what it costs to get to Italy. Um, kind of like almost our whole vacation budget.

So, now I am not really down to square one, because technically, we could go, and maybe still will, but I am not sure that I will be able to spend that much money on a trip. Who knows, we could have a financial windfall between now and when we would travel that would make me fell less guilty about spending that kind of money, but I highly doubt it. But in the mean time, I am looking at other equally "help Jess lose weight" destinations.

If any of you have been anywhere or have heard of anything awesome, please let me know. Here's what I really am attracted to: ancient ruins in any form, jungles/lots of vegetation, castles, scuba diving, feeling miles from anywhere close to civilization. Obviously, I can't have all of those, and that's totally fine, but I do have lots of interests.

I have been thinking about all the ruins in Mexico, and Central America. We visited some neat ones in Belize, but I am a little afraid of going and you know, getting my head cut off, even though most of that stuff seems to be on our Southern border.

Today I have spent more time that I should just looking at a map of the world and dreaming. Several years ago we wanted to go to Croatia, apparently they have amazing diving opportunities off their coast, but it seems hugely expensive to get to that section of Europe. As in $1500/per person. What it cost us to go to Uganda. Somehow I thought the airfare would be cheaper, and then we have a weak dollar against the Euro. Hmm. Maybe back to Africa? Our money would stretch a lot further there.

It's kind of fun to think about regardless, and it is so great to be in a position where that will be okay with Moyz and Kembia. I wouldn't do it yet, but I see it coming. They have been home almost 6 months. I can't believe it!


  1. Some parts of Africa are really expensive - like Congo is broke but Kinshasa is expensive.

    What about the Bahamas?

  2. Hmmm... last year I saw a bunch of great deals for Turkey. I have heard from friends that have travelled - that it is fantastic! Otherwise, you may be stuck with Mexico... lol. I'm sure anywhere without children will be wonderful for you! lol.

    (Costa Rica is nice, if you've never been there.)

  3. My brother loved Croatia and Turkey and Greece they went on a cruise. I have heard neat things on Costa Rica. CANADA is great too!!! lol (my home place), Tofino in Bc is gorgeous

  4. I wouldn't worry at all about traveling to Mexico. I have been there often over the years. The violence is in the border towns, It is kind of like saying you won't go to Florida because there are problems in the ghettos of Philly. Of course, in any foriegn place you have to take reasonable precautions, but the tourist areas in Mexico are safe and you will probably be able to score a great deal.