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    Vacation planning

    Ok so me and the fiancé are sitting here talking about our anniversary/vacation we r planning. But actually have no clue where to start. All inclusive resorts on the islands have come up. Cruises have come up. Napa valley also.

    Would like to hear thoughts or experiences on a great vaca destination. Would like to stay in the USA, Caribbean, maybe Canada.

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    Just stay away fro Mexico.

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Just stay away fro Mexico.
    Yeah def not Mexico was never in the mix. Lol

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    We do sandals resorts in Jamaica couple of times a year and my wife and I love them!

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    If you're in Florida jump on a cruise from Fort Lauderdale or drive down to the keys for a week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex18 View Post
    If you're in Florida jump on a cruise from Fort Lauderdale or drive down to the keys for a week!
    Sandals is one thing we looked at. Cruises out of ftlauderdale aren't usually the good ones. Miami are the better. I love cruises. She's never been though and not sure about being "trapped" lol.

    Keys are out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goode80 View Post
    Ok so me and the fiancé are sitting here talking about our anniversary/vacation we r planning. But actually have no clue where to start. All inclusive resorts on the islands have come up. Cruises have come up. Napa valley also.

    Would like to hear thoughts or experiences on a great vaca destination. Would like to stay in the USA, Caribbean, maybe Canada.
    Culebra Island, Puerto Rico hands down. http://www.islaculebra.com/ Not very far from St. Thomas (take a water taxi) and DIRT cheap compared to the most other Caribbean options. You can rent a house for what hotel rooms cost at most resorts. Plus, being able to jump on a water taxi and go to the USVI or take an air taxi back to San Juan if you wanna tour the city. Another bonus is the rain forests... Considering you are in FL- I don't think you can get a cheaper flight. Its typically sub-$200 for a flight and here's a bunch of houses for rent: http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals...culebra-island

    If you're looking to get butt naked in a hot tub and do the whole romance thing... can't beat it

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    Mexico is fine if you go to a place like Cancun or Cabo. I'd rather go with my friends there than bring my ball and chain, but it's still fun.

    Saint Martin is a really nice vacation spot in the Caribbean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan68131 View Post

    Culebra Island, Puerto Rico hands down. http://www.islaculebra.com/ Not very far from St. Thomas (take a water taxi) and DIRT cheap compared to the most other Caribbean options. You can rent a house for what hotel rooms cost at most resorts. Plus, being able to jump on a water taxi and go to the USVI or take an air taxi back to San Juan if you wanna tour the city. Another bonus is the rain forests... Considering you are in FL- I don't think you can get a cheaper flight. Its typically sub-$200 for a flight and here's a bunch of houses for rent: http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals...culebra-island

    If you're looking to get butt naked in a hot tub and do the whole romance thing... can't beat it
    Dan thanks man! Great links! Will look into it.

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    If you are taking the GF go on a cruise. Personally I never understood celebrating the anniversary of a GF in a big way. You are just setting yourself up in the future because you know what WC Fields said, "Never try to impress a woman, because if you do she'll expect you to keep up the standard for the rest of your life."

    My suggestion is leave the GF at home and go to Thailand for 2 weeks.

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    I don't know what you're looking to spend, but if you want to keep it reasonable I know ppl who just came back from the Riu Palace Bavaro in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and they said it was great. I think that Riu is 4-stars, but not sure. Our friends raved about it so much, we're thinking about going there for our next trip.

    Not too long ago I went to the Cove at the Atlantis. My wife and I both loved it but it can get a bit pricey. We've been to a few all-inclusives and always had a great time. Definitely thinking about that or a cruise for next trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    if you are taking the gf go on a cruise. Personally i never understood celebrating the anniversary of a gf in a big way. You are just setting yourself up in the future because you know what wc fields said, "never try to impress a woman, because if you do she'll expect you to keep up the standard for the rest of your life."

    my suggestion is leave the gf at home and go to thailand for 2 weeks.
    lmao... +1

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    Hawaii? My sister and her man went there i have never been personally, seems like they had a great time, not to mention seems romantic also.

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    Maldives is the most romantic and spectacular place in the world IMHO, totally amazing and unique part of the world





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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus300
    Maldives is the most romantic and spectacular place in the world IMHO, totally amazing and unique part of the world


    Awesome photos. Luv all the different blues. I ocean.

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    Carlisle Bay in Antigua is amazing. And Very quiet compared to Sandals resorts. But a bit pricey.
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    Bora bora.. 12k a night for your own bungalow on the ocean. If any bird is ever lucky enough to tie me down i will go there for my honeymoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroholic View Post
    Bora bora.. 12k a night for your own bungalow on the ocean. If any bird is ever lucky enough to tie me down i will go there for my honeymoon.
    Ive looked at going there, its beautiful but one hell of a journey from the UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroholic View Post
    Bora bora.. 12k a night for your own bungalow on the ocean. If any bird is ever lucky enough to tie me down i will go there for my honeymoon.
    For 12k a night it had better come with a few birds of it's own so you dont need to bring one....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    If you are taking the GF go on a cruise. Personally I never understood celebrating the anniversary of a GF in a big way. You are just setting yourself up in the future because you know what WC Fields said, "Never try to impress a woman, because if you do she'll expect you to keep up the standard for the rest of your life."

    My suggestion is leave the GF at home and go to Thailand for 2 weeks.
    She's my fiancé, so little different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus300 View Post
    Maldives is the most romantic and spectacular place in the world IMHO, totally amazing and unique part of the world


    Always wanted to, but thinking (not sure) out of price range, save that for the honeymoon

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteM View Post
    Carlisle Bay in Antigua is amazing. And Very quiet compared to Sandals resorts. But a bit pricey.
    Yeah saw a few sandals there, just haven't researched yet. I knew nothing about it

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    I priced out going to Bora Bora for 10 days back in Oct because I had 2 weeks of time off to use at work (use or lose). It was almost $30K for two people. The flights alone were $5K each from Atlanta. I wanted to stay in one of those huts on the ocean and that was $2K a day. After I ran all the numbers... no way in hell would I spend that much time on a plane plus that kind of money for a week long trip. I could go pretty much anywhere in the USVI and live there for 6 months on that kind of money, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan68131 View Post
    I priced out going to Bora Bora for 10 days back in Oct because I had 2 weeks of time off to use at work (use or lose). It was almost $30K for two people. The flights alone were $5K each from Atlanta. I wanted to stay in one of those huts on the ocean and that was $2K a day. After I ran all the numbers... no way in hell would I spend that much time on a plane plus that kind of money for a week long trip. I could go pretty much anywhere in the USVI and live there for 6 months on that kind of money, lol.
    Yeah that's what I'm expecting Maldives to be lol. Those trips are for later on in life.

    Where abouts in Atlanta are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goode80 View Post
    Yeah that's what I'm expecting Maldives to be lol. Those trips are for later on in life.

    Where abouts in Atlanta are you?
    Maldives will be just as much for sure, lol.

    I'm not anymore- in Chicago now.... but going back to Atlanta in a few months. I use to live in Buckhead and Virginia Highlands- going back there I think in June/July.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan68131 View Post

    Maldives will be just as much for sure, lol.

    I'm not anymore- in Chicago now.... but going back to Atlanta in a few months. I use to live in Buckhead and Virginia Highlands- going back there I think in June/July.
    Family in kennesaw. Plus we just opened another restaurant in buckhead too.

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