Crowdsourcing a Beach Vacation

OK kids, we’re going to do this again. You were so helpful in helping me pick my next vacation that I thought you could do the same for my neighbor.

Here’s the situation: My neighbor, P., is looking to use a $2,000 airfare voucher on a relaxing beach getaway for him and his wife over Christmastime.


The Mediterranean (he grew up in Greece) and Argentina (where his wife is from) are both out. That’s well-trod territory for them.

They’ve also hit every continent at least once (minus Antarctica) so there’s nothing in particular they want to cross off the list.

They want to go somewhere that they wouldn’t go without the benefit of the voucher. So Hawaii, a pretty attainable destination, is out, as is Mexico.

They want to lounge. He seemed spectacularly uninterested in adventure or culture when he dismissed the Galapagos Islands (my suggestion) or Cambodia (another neighbor’s suggestion).

So what do we have to choose from?

These are places I will never visit and have no knowledge of other than some quick googling. So I turn it over to you, the masses of the Internet. What do you think? Pros and cons? Where should this lovely couple go?


One thought on “Crowdsourcing a Beach Vacation

  1. Taking a work break again and I love this post.
    So, my knowledge on all your suggestions are limited, but my sister LOVES Bali, she has been there at least three times. I know a few people who hit up the Canary Islands and enjoy it. However, I always get a mental image of a guy drinking a beer and wearing Union Jack swimwear…beer: good, Union Jack swimwear: not too pretty….this may not be how it is, but that is what comes to mind. Besides being in the Indian Ocean my knowledge on both the Seychelles and the Maldives is non-existent. I will go with the Seychelles, closer to the African continent, so maybe they can do something fun there also…?

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