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      05-09-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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Wintertime vacation destination ideas.

I'm looking for somewhere cool to go in Jan/ Feb when its cold and snowy here. Probably just the wife and me, maybe another couple. Beachy stuff with other fun stuff to do too. Basically I'm wondering where in the world has great weather then. Any ideas? I've been thinking Costa Rica, but not sold on anywhere in particular. Also, any where have good fishing then? That would be great. Would love to go get a Marlin somewhere. Thanks.
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Turks & Caicos is fantastic and a 3hr direct flight from JFK.
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Oh wow. That's not bad at all. I forgot to mention that a shorter flight would be better. The wife gets pretty air sick. Had thought about Bora bora or Tahiti, but the flights are just too long for her.
How's the weather there then and is there good fishing?
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i think hawaii's the same all year
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Oh wow. That's not bad at all. I forgot to mention that a shorter flight would be better. The wife gets pretty air sick. Had thought about Bora bora or Tahiti, but the flights are just too long for her.
How's the weather there then and is there good fishing?
No idea about fishing but the weather is fantastic.
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i think hawaii's the same all year
Ya. We've done hawaii and that's too far for her to fly too. I'd opt for Australia, but there's no way she could make that flight.
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If you want to stay close go to the Carribean (closer to south america). If you want to go further go to the Philippines (Boracay Island). Plane ticket isn't cheap but once your there its dirt cheap and you get treated like royalty for pennies on the dollar. Its amazingly beautiful, the food is delicious and the people are awesome. I'm not philippino either (I'm American), just went there while I was working in China and it still was my best vacation ever.
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My wife and I go down to Puerto Vallarta every year to escape the 6 months of gloom we experience up here. From Seattle it's a straight shot, 4 hrs.

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Had thought about Bora bora or Tahiti
I'm not vacationing anywhere a Navy destroyer cant get there in a few hours.
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If you want to stay close go to the Carribean (closer to south america). If you want to go further go to the Philippines (Boracay Island). Plane ticket isn't cheap but once your there its dirt cheap and you get treated like royalty for pennies on the dollar. Its amazingly beautiful, the food is delicious and the people are awesome. I'm not philippino either (I'm American), just went there while I was working in China and it still was my best vacation ever.
The Phillipines are great. I was stationed in Okinawa for a while and got to go down to the Phillipines a couple times. Thailand is awesome too. They're both just too far for her to fly. Thanks for your input though!
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My wife and I go down to Puerto Vallarta every year to escape the 6 months of gloom we have we experience up here. From Seattle it's a straight shot, 4 hrs.
Ill look into that. Thanks!
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I'm not vacationing anywhere a Navy destroyer cant get there in a few hours.
I kind of agree. South pacific yes, Australia or New Zealand I would do though.
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You're in NY, you have your choice of the entire caribbean via a 3-4 hour flight. I've been to most of the islands, and wouldn't advise against any of them. I'm planning a trip for my anniversary in August right now, probably doing St Thomas, maybe the Caymans.

If you're looking to fish you could also do the Florida Keys...
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You're in NY, you have your choice of the entire caribbean via a 3-4 hour flight. I've been to most of the islands, and wouldn't advise against any of them. I'm planning a trip for my anniversary in August right now, probably doing St Thomas, maybe the Caymans.

If you're looking to fish you could also do the Florida Keys...
Thanks, Ya were leaning toward the Carribean somewhere. I'm just not sure how the weather is in Jan/ Feb. Fishing would be great, but that can't be the main reason for picking the destination (mandate from the wife lol). I'm sure pretty much anywhere down there will have some charters though.
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Thanks, Ya were leaning toward the Carribean somewhere. I'm just not sure how the weather is in Jan/ Feb. Fishing would be great, but that can't be the main reason for picking the destination (mandate from the wife lol). I'm sure pretty much anywhere down there will have some charters though.
http://www.wunderground.com/history/ will give you historical weather for any location so you can check.

Most of the Caribbean should still be in the 80's in the winter. Bahamas and Turks being the furthest north might be a little cooler, maybe getting down to the 70's during the day.
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Curacao would be pretty good I think. Good food too. Fairly Dutch just fyi.
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I'm looking for somewhere cool to go in Jan/ Feb when its cold and snowy here. Probably just the wife and me, maybe another couple. Beachy stuff with other fun stuff to do too. Basically I'm wondering where in the world has great weather then. Any ideas? I've been thinking Costa Rica, but not sold on anywhere in particular. Also, any where have good fishing then? That would be great. Would love to go get a Marlin somewhere. Thanks.
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^ nice!

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Thanks, Ya were leaning toward the Carribean somewhere. I'm just not sure how the weather is in Jan/ Feb.
Take your wife to Sandy Lane in Barbados. That's where my wife and I honeymooned. Guaranteed warm. You can thank me later.
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