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(02-11-2019, 04:19 PM)Lily Wrote: I know a few people that go to Belize and Costa Rica a few times each year. Both of those places seem okay. I have not heard much re: crime in Belize.
Not sure how old your son is or his interests but Bike Week is in March.

I used to know someone who expatriated to Costa Rica- Puerto Arenas or near there. She liked it fine and they were enjoying living there and exploring the surrounding. Really pretty.
But there's always stuff going on there- earthquakes, volcanoes, mudslides. If rain can screw up a vacation, imagine what that could do. Be my luck...

I could spend several months just exploring the Mayan stuff, layin around on the out of the way Pacific beaches, and San Miguel Allende is really pretty- but Mexico has just changed in a bad way, too much.

ETA Punto, not Puerto- I *think* :rolls eyes:
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Have you been to Yellowstone in the spring? Or grand canyon? Unless it's a missionary thing, I would say think twice about central/south America.
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(02-11-2019, 03:06 PM)Catch Wrote: I had a couple of guys doing a system start-up in Dominican Republic late last year. They hated every minute of it. The people around them gave them 'looks' and would talk, point and laugh while my guys were trying to help them get into production. The area they were in was nasty dirty. They said you couldn't drive a straight line down the road because of all the trash piled up. In between the houses were steel shipping containers that had been modified for use as whore houses. For miles. Granted, they weren't in a tourist focused area, but that's the heart of what the area has become.

To me, the good ol' USA just has so much to offer that I'd never consider travelling outside our borders. Grand Canyon, Mt. Rushmore, Yosemite...on and on. Plus, there's thousands of less known places that I'd love to see. Hell, even here in the tiny town of Omaha, there's a world class zoo that takes two days to get through. You can cross rope suspension bridges behind a waterfall, camp overnight on the jungle floor, eat lunch and have a slice of homemade cheesecake while watching monkeys swing from trees. After a couple days of that, you can drive through a wildlife safari, tour the Strategic Air Command museum, spend a day at Mahoney State Park and enjoy trail riding, water slides outdoor ice skating (even in the summer). They have cabins for rent...or you can travel down the road a few miles and stay along the river in a series of train cabooses that have been adapted for overnight guests.

If you're adventurous, you can travel west and explore old ghost towns or even further west and hike through the bluffs. It would be impossible with a family, but if it was just you and your wife, you can even rent a Harley from the local shop and ride around some of the awesome rural highways around here.

Honestly, I'm not trying to promote Omaha (it's colder than hell here at the moment lol), but only to point out there is so much to do right here in the US. I haven't come close to doing it all myself yet and look forward to the adventures still out there!

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(02-11-2019, 03:06 PM)Catch Wrote: I had a couple of guys doing a system start-up in Dominican Republic late last year. They hated every minute of it. The people around them gave them 'looks' and would talk, point and laugh while my guys were trying to help them get into production. The area they were in was nasty dirty. They said you couldn't drive a straight line down the road because of all the trash piled up. In between the houses were steel shipping containers that had been modified for use as whore houses. For miles. Granted, they weren't in a tourist focused area, but that's the heart of what the area has become.

To me, the good ol' USA just has so much to offer that I'd never consider travelling outside our borders. Grand Canyon, Mt. Rushmore, Yosemite...on and on. Plus, there's thousands of less known places that I'd love to see. Hell, even here in the tiny town of Omaha, there's a world class zoo that takes two days to get through. You can cross rope suspension bridges behind a waterfall, camp overnight on the jungle floor, eat lunch and have a slice of homemade cheesecake while watching monkeys swing from trees. After a couple days of that, you can drive through a wildlife safari, tour the Strategic Air Command museum, spend a day at Mahoney State Park and enjoy trail riding, water slides outdoor ice skating (even in the summer). They have cabins for rent...or you can travel down the road a few miles and stay along the river in a series of train cabooses that have been adapted for overnight guests.

If you're adventurous, you can travel west and explore old ghost towns or even further west and hike through the bluffs. It would be impossible with a family, but if it was just you and your wife, you can even rent a Harley from the local shop and ride around some of the awesome rural highways around here.

Honestly, I'm not trying to promote Omaha (it's colder than hell here at the moment lol), but only to point out there is so much to do right here in the US. I haven't come close to doing it all myself yet and look forward to the adventures still out there!

Oh my goodness that sounds amazing. All those things to do so close to you.  Heartflowers
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Everyone should go to Alaska at least once. Wait until August if you can
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(02-11-2019, 02:38 AM)Capnron Wrote: My son wants to see new places, my wife is very naive about how dangerous some of these places are. I’m walking a fine line here.
I’ve been all over Central America and it was fine around 2000. Mexico is beautiful but, well it’s gone to shit hasn’t it.
Here’s my narrowed down list in potential order, give me some good advice.

Costa Rica-probably Tamarindo
Dominican Republic-Punta Cana
Belize
Bahamas-Nassau
Cozumel
Cancun-Isla Mujeres
Key Largo or Key West

Or Phoenix Arizona-don’t ask. Facepalm

At present , the safest places for a human being are ( probably ) : The artic circle ( polar bears may be a problem ) , Poland , Hungary , The Yorkshire Dales UK , The Falkland Islands ( watch out for mines , but the penguins nest on top of them , so they are easy to spot ) and Siberia ( a bit cold at the moment ).

You could always drop acid and pretend , but that is not for everyone.
Evil always flourishes when it can count on well meaning ignorance.
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(02-11-2019, 10:04 AM)Red Auroras Wrote: With the exception of the Keys, every other destination is outside the country. There's nothing in any of them that you couldn't find in Hawaii.

Key West is an absolute blast. You can get loaded and you don’t have to drive. Plenty things for the kids to do in the crystal clear water and beautiful beaches . I couldn’t get my daughters out of the water when they discovered snorkeling and the fishing is unbelievable. If you like fish and here’s a tip. Charter a boat at the bare minimum annual pick up what you need to know. Then you can rent your own boat and it’s a lot cheaper . Another fishing tip you don’t have to use heavy tackle. Just put new line on and set your drag right .

I got to see Pinkard and Bowden at sloppy Joe’s and the garden of Eden is a clothing optional bar . But don’t get your hopes up it’s mostly old leather skin people. But there are a few hotties mixed in to look at even some for your wife . Chuckle

Drinking, fishing, naked women what else could a man ask for ?

If you drive you can stop at islamorada and the kids can swim with the dolphins . ( make a reservation trust me )
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(02-11-2019, 12:17 PM)~mc~ Wrote:
(02-11-2019, 02:38 AM)Capnron Wrote: My son wants to see new places, my wife is very naive about how dangerous some of these places are. I’m walking a fine line here.
I’ve been all over Central America and it was fine around 2000. Mexico is beautiful but, well it’s gone to shit hasn’t it.
Here’s my narrowed down list in potential order, give me some good advice.

Costa Rica-probably Tamarindo
Dominican Republic-Punta Cana
Belize
Bahamas-Nassau
Cozumel
Cancun-Isla Mujeres
Key Largo or Key West

Or Phoenix Arizona-don’t ask. Facepalm
Phoenix  Chuckle

Grand Canyon
Vegas is nearby
Sedona is beautiful
Antelope canyon (look it up)

Explore what the U.S. has to offer first  Wink
What’s the temp gonna be there in late March?
I’m gonna need, sun, a pool at least, and beer.
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(02-12-2019, 11:45 PM)Capnron Wrote:
(02-11-2019, 12:17 PM)~mc~ Wrote:
(02-11-2019, 02:38 AM)Capnron Wrote: My son wants to see new places, my wife is very naive about how dangerous some of these places are. I’m walking a fine line here.
I’ve been all over Central America and it was fine around 2000. Mexico is beautiful but, well it’s gone to shit hasn’t it.
Here’s my narrowed down list in potential order, give me some good advice.

Costa Rica-probably Tamarindo
Dominican Republic-Punta Cana
Belize
Bahamas-Nassau
Cozumel
Cancun-Isla Mujeres
Key Largo or Key West

Or Phoenix Arizona-don’t ask. Facepalm
Phoenix  Chuckle

Grand Canyon
Vegas is nearby
Sedona is beautiful
Antelope canyon (look it up)

Explore what the U.S. has to offer first  Wink
What’s the temp gonna be there in late March?
I’m gonna need, sun, a pool at least, and beer.
80’s
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