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Old 09-20-2017, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I thought Aruba got hit by Irma??




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Aruba is safe from hurricanes and a really fun island.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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thanks for the info! although there is a travel advisory for us citizens going to mexico, so we are a bit stumped!
Read the travel advisory. It's not a blanket recommendation to avoid all of Mexico, but rather warns of specific Mexican states and towns that could be problematic.
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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We have 5 days, not a huge budget, since I've already lost out on airfare. Now, we are looking at Catalina Island California or Santa Fe, NM.












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Depends on the resort one chooses to stay, but that hasn't been our experience.



I don't know that it's overhyped as I think it's wise to bring it to people's attention.

My husband and I have been to Cancun five times over the past six years and we've never had a problem but we also drink in moderation. People should be smart no matter where they go. Just because one has unlimited access to alcohol at these all-inclusives, doesn't mean one should drink all the alcohol. Or stick to beer. Or go buy your own bottles/cans at the local convenience store.

With that being said, it's Cancun's "rainy" season, and so it's not a good time of year to go.

OP, suggestions for Cancun. What's your budget and how long are you staying?
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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yes, true. When I told my bf, he's like, no way are we going there right now. So, kind of back to the drawing board!










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Read the travel advisory. It's not a blanket recommendation to avoid all of




Mexico, but rather warns of specific Mexican states and towns that could be problematic.
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:41 PM
 
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Portugal is nice, and reasonable.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I thought Aruba got hit by Irma??
Typically Aruba does not get hit by hurricanes. Barbados and Curacao are nice too. The following article names 5 islands that typically don't get hit by hurricanes due to location.


https://www.oyster.com/articles/5393...by-hurricanes/
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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We have 5 days, not a huge budget, since I've already lost out on airfare. Now, we are looking at Catalina Island California or Santa Fe, NM.


I've never been to either so can't suggest on these two locations, but I would also recommend Aruba if you can find a good price or what about Vegas for 3-4 nights? I know it's not the beach, but now is not a good time for that due to the storms. Vegas will have pools open and if you never been there before there are a lot of good restaurants, shows etc. There's actually a lot to do besides gambling. It can be as cheap as you want it to be or expensive. Depends on you!
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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These aren't drunken college kids getting drugged at iffy motels in the hotel zone.

These are families having one drink at a five star resort waking up somewhere else hours and in a couple of cases, days later.

It's bad enough that the State Department put out a warning.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:51 PM
 
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In order of price:
Southern California Beaches (lots of variety)
Portugal/ Spain
Australia / South Pacific Islands
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:42 PM
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Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
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San Diego is very nice next week and warm enough to swim in the ocean.
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