Rio-Paraty-Sao Paulo. March 11-21. Recommendations? [more inside]
Help my partner and me find a place to take a well-deserved vacation in mid-March. We have a budget of about $1500 including flights. We are looking for something near a beach where it's warm, within flying distance of New York City but preferable outside the US. Something more upscale than a straw hut in Dominica but less pre-determined than an all-inclusive resort in Antigua. Bonus points for ecotourism and cultural memorability.
My wife's birthday is coming up and I would like suggestions for a decent weekend lodging/activities, September 19-21, in eastern Long Island, preferably near the beach. We will not have a car, so bus or train accessibility is important.
Where should I take my partner for our anniversary in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico? We're looking at the two-night packages at Las Rosas, but would like suggested alternatives, preferably smaller and more intimate. Also looking for good spa and massage recommendations. If San Felipe is waaay better, please let me know. I researched it online and it looks like a marina and golf courses for American weekenders, which is sort of what we want to avoid. Oh, we're also interested in a day hike, maybe inland in the mountains.
RentalFilter: Three couples looking for a house to rent in Santa Fe, NM, late July or early August, 2008. Preferably away from the plaza would be better. Two of us stayed at 10,000 Waves a few years ago and loved it, but that's too pricey for 6 people. Any recommendations beyond vrbo.com?
Where to go from London for a few days of vacation? [more inside]