I Need Vacationing Ideas for This Month

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    Jan 06, 2011 8:47 AM GMT
    My company gave everyone the last week of December off. I am not sure why and wasn't about to complain. My team had to work since we had to meet our deadlines. However, I get to take 5 days off anytime during January, the worst time of the year to take a vacation. I've been scouring the internet trying to find vacation ideas for this month that doesn't require international travel. It appears that everywhere is either snowing, raining, or just too damn cold. I would suck it up and be in the cold for snowboarding but I don't want to go alone just cause it would suck if I broke something and was alone.

    I need some ideas. I don't have a problem traveling or doing most activities alone. I am also open to all sorts of things. Where would be a good place to visit at this time of the year? I know RJers are from all over. Any legit help would be great.
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    Jan 06, 2011 9:17 AM GMT
    Well since you're in LA I would say if you wanted to stay semi-local you could do Catalina Island.

    And you're always welcome to come chill in new york with me.
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    Jan 06, 2011 10:40 AM GMT
    If you speak Spanish: Puerto Rico. If not, then Miami or Hawaii is your only bet if you want to stay domestic and enjoy good weather (by good I mean above 70 degrees). Or you could take the opportunity to visit family members if they live elsewhere in the U.S.
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    Jan 06, 2011 12:11 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidIf you speak Spanish: Puerto Rico. If not, then Miami or Hawaii is your only bet if you want to stay domestic and enjoy good weather (by good I mean above 70 degrees). Or you could take the opportunity to visit family members if they live elsewhere in the U.S.


    As far as I remember, nearly everyone in PR speaks very good English.

    Why can't you go international? No passport? It's time you got one if that's the case! Mexico is calling you.......icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 06, 2011 12:13 PM GMT
    dekiruman saidWell since you're in LA I would say if you wanted to stay semi-local you could do Catalina Island.

    And you're always welcome to come chill in new york with me.


    Chill is the word icon_razz.gif

    I personall think you shuold just head down to mexico man
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    Jan 06, 2011 12:14 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidIf you speak Spanish: Puerto Rico. If not, then Miami or Hawaii is your only bet if you want to stay domestic and enjoy good weather (by good I mean above 70 degrees). Or you could take the opportunity to visit family members if they live elsewhere in the U.S.


    If no Spanish.. just go to the US virgin islands... those are english-speaking Caribbean islands... I woul tell you come to Curacao, but since you want national icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 06, 2011 12:57 PM GMT
    If I had a week off right now, Puerto Vallarta would be my spot.
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    Jan 06, 2011 1:00 PM GMT
    Do you ski? Come here to NH!
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    Jan 06, 2011 1:02 PM GMT
    How about some place warm and tropical.
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    Jan 06, 2011 1:21 PM GMT
    you could come to the www.zenyard.com in phoenix AZ

    Dale
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    Jan 06, 2011 2:30 PM GMT
    If the climate keeps changing, you might be able to get a good deal on a tropical vacation at the north pole.
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    Jan 06, 2011 2:47 PM GMT
    I think it is a brilliant time to visit Southern Mexico or Guatemala. The weather is dry and cool(er). icon_smile.gif

    Further away, you could visit IndoChina/Thailand, who are still enjoying their cool and dry season.
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    Jan 06, 2011 3:27 PM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    JAKEBENSON saidIf you speak Spanish: Puerto Rico. If not, then Miami or Hawaii is your only bet if you want to stay domestic and enjoy good weather (by good I mean above 70 degrees). Or you could take the opportunity to visit family members if they live elsewhere in the U.S.


    As far as I remember, nearly everyone in PR speaks very good English.

    Why can't you go international? No passport? It's time you got one if that's the case! Mexico is calling you.......icon_wink.gif


    I just moved from SF to LA. I didn't move everything since I am going to move from LA to NYC soon so I have some boxes still in storage in SF one of which I think I accidentally packed my passport in.
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    Jan 06, 2011 3:36 PM GMT
    If you snow ski, I would suggest going to Aspen, CO for "Gay Ski Week". Since you live in southern California, going somewhere beachy and warm is hardly a change. There is no place like Aspen -- especially during gay ski week with gay guys from all over everywhere on the slopes. Even if you don't know how to ski, go anyway and take some lessons and learn how. You're guaranteed to meet some great guys in the lift lines, in the ski lodge, or at the many festive ApresĀ“ski parties at night. Trust me -- it's a blast! Here's a link:

    http://www.gayskiweek.com/new/events.htm
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    Jan 06, 2011 3:40 PM GMT
    I'm trying to plan the same...I was thinking Hawaii but a friend told me it's their rainy season now, so am hesitant to travel there.....hmmmm, PR sounds like a good suggestion.
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    Jan 06, 2011 3:40 PM GMT
    Actually, here's a better link to Aspen Gay Ski Week:


    http://www.gayskiweek.com/new/
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidActually, here's a better link to Aspen Gay Ski Week:


    http://www.gayskiweek.com/new/


    I would love to goto gay ski week especially in Aspen. The only thing is I am going alone. I normally do not have a problem doing things on my own but skiing/snowboarding can lead to accidents and I would not want to be alone if something were to happen. I had friends who broke bones during our skiing/snowboarding trip and know how much tending everyone else had to provide. I can't even imagine how they would had gotten home if they were alone. I've only been skiing/snowboarding about 9-10 times so theres a good chance I might get hurt. Unless, you're gonna go with me. ;)
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:41 PM GMT
    U.S. Virgin Islands.
    No passport.
    Sometimes hard to get flights there from the west coast though.
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:52 PM GMT
    AvadaKedavra said
    CuriousJockAZ saidActually, here's a better link to Aspen Gay Ski Week:


    http://www.gayskiweek.com/new/


    I would love to goto gay ski week especially in Aspen. The only thing is I am going alone. I normally do not have a problem doing things on my own but skiing/snowboarding can lead to accidents and I would not want to be alone if something were to happen. I had friends who broke bones during our skiing/snowboarding trip and know how much tending everyone else had to provide. I can't even imagine how they would had gotten home if they were alone. I've only been skiing/snowboarding about 9-10 times so theres a good chance I might get hurt. Unless, you're gonna go with me. ;)



    I wish I could go with you, but I assure you that if you go alone you will not be alone for long. Just go to the opening night party and meet people. You'll run into other groups of singles and meet tons of new friends. Look at it as an adventure icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 06, 2011 9:54 PM GMT
    I suggest the Canadian Rockies or maybe even Quebec. Montreal and Quebec City are GORGEOUS in winter, as are the Eastern Townships.
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    Jan 07, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra said
    Bunjamon said
    JAKEBENSON saidIf you speak Spanish: Puerto Rico. If not, then Miami or Hawaii is your only bet if you want to stay domestic and enjoy good weather (by good I mean above 70 degrees). Or you could take the opportunity to visit family members if they live elsewhere in the U.S.


    As far as I remember, nearly everyone in PR speaks very good English.

    Why can't you go international? No passport? It's time you got one if that's the case! Mexico is calling you.......icon_wink.gif


    I just moved from SF to LA. I didn't move everything since I am going to move from LA to NYC soon so I have some boxes still in storage in SF one of which I think I accidentally packed my passport in.


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    Jan 07, 2011 2:17 AM GMT
    PUERTO RICO.. No passport required! Its the USA guys.....

    Next weeks forecast 87/88 high 77/74 low..


    my second home!

    Plus the Gay community is huge..
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    Jan 07, 2011 2:59 AM GMT
    Didn't realize that you had your passport packed away, so I guess it is a toss up between Puerto Rico and the Aspen Ski Weekend. I think Puerto Rico would be interesting...
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    Jan 07, 2011 3:08 AM GMT
    Travel industry guy here to the rescue!!

    The suggestions before me are really good, however, if you are thinking of the Caribbean right now, a hotel is going to be hard to find. From Christmas to mid-March is what is called "resort season," and the warm weather hotels are going to be packed. Those people usually book 6 to 8 months in advance to get the best deals.

    Florida is a good choice and when people gasp at the prices for flights/hotels/theme park tickets in and to Orlando, I offer the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area as an option. The two best upscale hotels on the Gulf would be Sandpearl in Clearwater Beach and the Don CeSar down in St. Pete Beach. If you need something more middle of the road in costs, Tradewinds (there are 2 in St. Pete Beach and they are both good) would be a decent alternative. Plus, there are some nice gay resorts in the St. Pete area. Tampa has wonderful restaurants and in general, it's a damn good city for food! Much better than Orlando! Air on Southwest to Tampa is not hard to find, but you will need a rental car...

    I hope that helps!
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    Jan 07, 2011 3:10 AM GMT
    Go to Hawaii. The weather should still be nice and tropical icon_biggrin.gif