I recently realized how much I love one half of the year (June - December) and how difficult it is to make it through the other half (January - May) while living in a cold climate. As most "Northerners" can relate, you sometimes get to the point of desperation. It always starts with a nonchalant Google search, such as "affordable Caribbean vacations," but it only goes down hill from there. Can I get an amen?
This may be (read: is) a little eager on the timeline front, but my husband and I are already talking about planning a tropical vacation next spring post-basketball season. Since I like planning everything in my life months ahead (hellooo type-A), you can bet I've already started researching destinations. Tulum looks awesome. So does Costa Rica or Jamaica. After a while, though, they all start to look the same online. Sandy beach. Palm trees. Yatta yatta. Here's where you come in... where have you been (outside of the U.S. main land) and loved for an indulgent beach vaca? We're considering both all-inclusive and not. Any great resort experiences? Maybe you stayed at an awesome Airbnb or a killer independent hotel? Give me your best recommendations! We like a mix of beach + pool + good eats/drinks + hiking + exploring if that helps.
Thanks in advance!