Where should we go for a baby hiatus?
January 1, 2014 8:24 PM Subscribe
My wife and I have been working together in a pretty intense, all consuming job for the last 5 years. We LOVE our chosen career, but it's totally incompatible with having children. Within the next year we hope she will become pregnant, and when that happens we will leave our job (which also provides our housing). We are thinking of taking advantage of the situation and taking a cheap 6-month hiatus to "get to know" our baby, to come to grips with our new reality, to decompress, and to contemplate reinventing ourselves.
posted by karst to Work & Money (32 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
We've traveled and lived overseas extensively and are comfortable with being out of the country. We'd like to find someplace to live for those 6 months that's cheap, beautiful (tropics? rainforest? mountains?), healthy for a young infant (no risk of dengue/malaria, clean water, good produce), close to decent health care, has decent internet for Skyping family, and preferably not too far from the US E. Coast (<6 hrs flying) so family can visit if they want. Early thoughts are Costa Rica, Panama, and Dominica. I'd consider Asia except for the flight time. Clearly this is our first child. Any advice? Is this idea stupid? Any good destinations we should consider?