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Old 10-07-2017, 05:34 AM
 
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Australia (as it is summer there), Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands (good any time of year) or Israel (which has a very mild winter and Eilat in the south on the Red Sea is normally be warm enough for beach activities). It really depends on your interests besides the temperature!
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:41 AM
 
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The Algarve and the south of Spain will most likely be around 55F to 60F in December. It's not beach weather but that's not 'cold'. Same thing for Greece & Turkey. Pack a sweater or Polartec.
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:18 AM
 
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GF and I are going to Jamaica over Christmas
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:04 AM
 
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Remember what happens in Thailand during December!

I had 3 factories get flooded and needed to hire divers to go rescue my 2-6 ton $300,000+(each) tools. Then it took a couple yrs to find and develop new manufacturing spots on higher ground (or at least out of the Delta!). Meanwhile Dec returns annually and Thailand has got hit several times... (head north, stay on high ground).

Thailand is great (if you want to be there)

I like it, not all do.
I never even saw footage of that until a few weeks ago...then I became obsessed with watching that and Japan. It could happen at any time though...right?
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:05 AM
 
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GF and I are going to Jamaica over Christmas
I thought about doing Tulum somewhere in there....
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:26 AM
 
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If you collect FF miles don't discount SE Asia, several airlines are selling tickets Jan/Feb for $450-580, a good chance to collect a lot for cheap. Once you get to SEA things are cheap on the ground! And you know you've really traveled to a foreign place.

Singapore is expensive but only worth a weekend anyway, use your Chase points for a fancy hotel & then get a cheap RT flight to Bangkok/Penang/Bali/Vietnam or fly to them, or KL, direct from USA. If "shytown" is ORD perhaps use the points for a ticket to the coasts for the cheap fare overseas, lots of warm beaches in Thailand.

Hot in Europe then, dunno... Malta, Cyprus... Morocco?

Nice place in Mexico: San Miguel de Allende
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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If you collect FF miles don't discount SE Asia, several airlines are selling tickets Jan/Feb for $450-580, a good chance to collect a lot for cheap. Once you get to SEA things are cheap on the ground! And you know you've really traveled to a foreign place.

Singapore is expensive but only worth a weekend anyway, use your Chase points for a fancy hotel & then get a cheap RT flight to Bangkok/Penang/Bali/Vietnam or fly to them, or KL, direct from USA. If "shytown" is ORD perhaps use the points for a ticket to the coasts for the cheap fare overseas, lots of warm beaches in Thailand.

Hot in Europe then, dunno... Malta, Cyprus... Morocco?

Nice place in Mexico: San Miguel de Allende
Only thing stopping me from going to SE Asia is flying economy class there. Don't know if I can do it. Perhaps if I had an overnight layover somewhere half way in between en route.


San Miguel de Allende is on the list and has been for a while. If I ended up in Mexico I could do there plus Tulum perhaps or Isla Holbox.


ETA: Need to update that Shytown part...I'm back in Atlanta for now.
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:50 PM
 
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Hong Kong!

December will be 60s during the day so exactly the temps you want.

Also, it could be the jumping off point for the rest of Asia.

If you are worried about flying that long, you could always layover in Europe.
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:22 PM
 
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Colombia? Friends loved Cartagena.
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:33 PM
 
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Only thing stopping me from going to SE Asia is flying economy class there. Don't know if I can do it. Perhaps if I had an overnight layover somewhere half way in between en route.


San Miguel de Allende is on the list and has been for a while. If I ended up in Mexico I could do there plus Tulum perhaps or Isla Holbox.


ETA: Need to update that Shytown part...I'm back in Atlanta for now.


If you fly economy there get a sleeping pill from your doctor. Take it after dinner and wake up 8 hours later. Makes it much more tolerable. Also ask about compression hose or DVT prevention.
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