Long-time readers know that every February we go away for a week (or so) to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It only seems right, given that we were married in Maui.
Let's see ...
2003 - Disneyland & Catalina
2004 - New Orleans (during Mardi Gras)
2005 - Kauai
2006 - New York City
2007 - Maui (5 years)
2008 - Paris
2009 - Seattle
2010 - Jamaica
This year our anniversary falls smack dab in the middle of RSA Conference 2011. You know, one of my biggest accounts (not to mention the world's largest IT security tradeshow & conference). So yeah, we need to postpone ... much like we did last year. I was bummed that we weren't going to be able to go away for our anniversary since it fell two weeks before the Conference and there was no way I was going to get time off, but my pal Jen convinced me that going on vacation AFTER would be much better anyhow because then I could really relax. And she was right. Jamaica was that much better for having no worries at all. And because I was supremely exhausted so there was nothing I needed more than to sit on the beach for a week.
For our anniversary this year we had talked about going to Venice the week of March 5. This also happens to coincide with Carnival and the week of Alan's birthday. Technically, this is entirely doable. Technically. But I've noticed something lately. When we take vacations during extremely busy times, I fail to plan. And a failure to plan is a failure to execute and we've run into snags when I can't plan. So ... what's a girl and a boy looking to celebrate their love to do?
Maybe go back to the beach and save Italy for our 10 year anniversary when we can take TWO WEEKS off and go to Tuscany too? Yeah, that sounds good.
So now I'm researching Tulum. The flights are cheap and that's good. The only all-inclusive resorts I'd want to stay in are expensive as hell, so we'll probably look to book a cabana on the beach at an eco resort. Although really, I'm seeing those priced at $300/night too so who knows. All I know is that right now nothing sounds better than crystal blue water and all the tacos I can eat.