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nobbie

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So, we're thinking of taking a family vacation during the week between Christmas and New Year's. As this will be the very first time both of will have the entire week off from our jobs!

And with my sister having a baby in October. Our mother probably spending the holidays with the new grandchild. And our father making his visit to the States a little early for the birth of said grandchild, we won't be having anyone visiting us for Christmas.

With no obligations to entertain, Vicki and I think it would be grand to take the kids someplace new and exciting and celebrate the holidays in a different way. We've always spent it at home with various family members staying with us. But with our oldest entering his junior year in high school, and our youngest entering middle school, this seems like a great time to get family trip in.

So, what does everyone here think? Christmas in Costa Rica? Yuletides in Europe? New Year's Eve in New Zealand? Cold is fine for me and the kids. But Vicki is reptilian and requires warmth. So, the southern hemisphere would be ideal, no?

Has anyone done this? Any recommendations? We're totally open right now, but figured we needed to make plans now. Or is it cheaper to score a deal on something last minute if we don't have our hearts set on a particular destination? That could be fun, no?
 

gkreed

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What about a holiday cruise somewhere warm and tropical? There would be plenty for everyone to do.
 

nobbie

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What about a holiday cruise somewhere warm and tropical? There would be plenty for everyone to do.

That is definitely a consideration. One room, but the location changes. I'm definitely down for that. My wife, who suffers from extreme motion sickness, is a bit leery of ships, though. Plus, I hear you can feel rather trapped on a cruise, even the big ones.
 

gkreed

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So maybe a cruise is not best for the family. You don't want your wife to get sick. Disney would be fun for the kids and I hear they decorate beautifully for Christmas.
 

Indy

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So maybe a cruise is not best for the family. You don't want your wife to get sick. Disney would be fun for the kids and I hear they decorate beautifully for Christmas.
I was going to recommend a trip to disney world also. My family is planning one for next year.

Although not neccessarily exotic, there's a little or lot of something to do for everyone there!

I went 12 years ago and have dreamnt of going back ever since! So needless to say, I can't wait!
 

RJ1

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yeah cant go wrong with disney very crowded though during that time. crowded to the point that you wont get to really enjoy very many rides as the wait times are really really long.

really kewl fireworks at the Magic Kingdom on New Years eve too.