So, once we determined that St. Lucia wasn’t going to work out, the search was on for another location. At this point, we had pretty much narrowed it down to the Carribean for a number of reasons. A tropical environment of relaxation seems to fit the bill really well. While an adventure destination like Costa Rica or Sarajevo have their appeals, we – and Tiffany especially – wanted a place where we could just lounge on the beach drinking fruity beverages all day long. The Carribean seemed to provide this kind of environment, with the option to do some adventure stuff between islands if we so choose. The other big draw of the Carribean is the time-zones. Hawaii would be 6 hours off DC, while most Europe would be the same change in the other direction. Since we’ve both book-ended work on the Honeymoon, adjusting to a major time difference seemed like a hassle to avoid if possible.
Well, the “Carribean” is a pretty small place, but a place with a lot of islands. I mean a lot! With a little help, though we narrowed it down to a few specific islands. From there, it just became a matter of sifting through the thousands of resorts and lodging options on the internet to find the perfect fit. That process actually took a lot of effort, with a large number of browswer windows being opened at any given time.