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So, my family has decided that next year we are going to pull a "Christmas with the Cranks" and go on vacation instead of "doing Christmas". I'm thinking cruise...but DH just wants to jet off to some all inclusive and stay there for a week. I'd love to hear your ideas.....

here are the "rules"...

First of all, it has to be the week between Christmas and New years. We're thinking to be gone Christmas Day to new Years Day.

Next, we have 4 children. There ages will be (m) 16, (f) 13, (f) 8, (m) 7

It has to be a WARM destination. Anyone who suggests skiing or anything having to do with snow will be shot. :twisted:

I'm thinking crystal clear water.....snorkeling......drinking ....gambling......and someone else to entertain the kids when Ive had enough of them. 8]

We're been to the Bahamas twice......so that's out. I'm thinking further south anyway.

Ideas????

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It has to be a WARM destination. Anyone who suggests skiing or anything having to do with snow will be shot. :twisted:

:lol:

I'm thinking crystal clear water.....snorkeling......drinking ....gambling......and someone else to entertain the kids when Ive had enough of them. 8]

Ideas????

Don't think vacation spots come with Julie Andrews these days! :roll:

But if you do find some let me know! :p

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J...

What's Hawaii like that time of year????

A very long plane ride away (10+ hours) and full of people.

I really think taking a cruise your best bet. Do the Caribbean. Everyone will get what they want-its tough with the age differences in the kids-but they have activities going all day long for both age groups (oh and hubby too) so they will be out of your hair all day...You get to plan spa treatments, etc. They are old enough to not need a babysitter so you are good to go in the evenings!

Get an inside cabin for the kids and an outside balcony for you two! Good to go!

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How about Vegas? they have all kinds of resorts there and plenty of resorts will entertain the kids...and it's warm there...would be alot of fun on new years too...

Let me say this again.. Vegas is NOT a kids destination. Don't take them. They will be BORED. Vegas is an ADULTS ONLY playground again. Trust me on this...

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But...it is NOT warm. We've been numerous times, and actually did

Christmas there in 99. Was lovely. Hotel even gave gifts to everyone.

I would vote for Vegas but..........

Question...there really isn't anywhere for kids in Vegas now?

I thought they had lots of places geared for the small fry. When

did that change?

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But...it is NOT warm. We've been numerous times, and actually did

Christmas there in 99. Was lovely. Hotel even gave gifts to everyone.

I would vote for Vegas but..........

Question...there really isn't anywhere for kids in Vegas now?

I thought they had lots of places geared for the small fry. When

did that change?

DH and I just did Vegas a few weeks ago. In my opinion, I saw NOTHING for kids. We saw people there with kids, but I can't imagine what they were doing??????? And besides, it was cold! I'm looking for warm...and beachy....and way south of here. :)

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I agree with Phuket. Have not been there in years and actually lived in Laos many moons ago (just across the river from Thailand). Some of the better diving on the planet.

After the tsunami there are very good deals to be had there and they really need the money to help recover.

Chelseagirl,

Yes you will need a passport for Costa and nearly everywhere else anymore. Costa has gotten pretty commercial and the east coast is rough(dangerous). Panama is really nice, less expensive than Costa and not nearly as commercial in the northern areas. Panama City is a waste unless you like big city life. The Chiriqui region (fly into David) is like Costa was 20 years ago.

Otherwise, Grindelwald or Kitzbuhel if you ski. Favorite Europe ski destinations, but not been in a few years due to lower dollar.

If that's too cold for you try Sharm El Sheikh for best diving on the planet, although a rough area these days.

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