I’m dreaming of the trip we are going to take this summer! With teaching behind me, I am itching to make some decisions, so I can feel like it’s really here.
Originally, we had planned to go to Boston for a few days, and then on to Ireland. We had wanted to go to England, but with the Olympics starting in late July, we can’t be bothered with all those people that will be traveling around the U.K. Flights to anywhere in Europe are so expensive this summer! After watching prices for a few months, I just don’t have the gall to spend this much money to get to Ireland. If I were flying to the Middle East or Asia, I might justify the high price, but it should be at least $500 less than it is to get to Ireland right now. Ugh!
I thought we could possibly go to Costa Rica, but I do not have the heart to expose my daughter to all the bugs. Perhaps I’m a fool, or ignorant, but we have decided upon Puerto Rico as our destination. I have no idea if it has just as many bugs, but in reading reviews, people didn’t mention it. With flights from L.A. being 9-10 hours with U.S. stops, we are splitting up the travel, just as we had planned to do with getting to Ireland. We’re going to Fort Lauderdale, Florida! We’ll wander South Florida for a few days, and then head on to Puerto Rico. I’ve only landed in Miami, so I would love to explore a little bit of Florida. My husband has not been as far south in FL, so he’s excited to check it out as well. Here are the two rentals we are weighing from vrbo.com:
OPTION 1: POMPANO BEACH, 20 minutes north of Fort Lauderdale
It’s a 1 bedroom condo, on the ground floor, ½ of a block from the beach. It looks clean and nicely decorated. The price is about the same as option 2, but we would have to rent a crib, so that is an added expense.
There’s a pool, free parking, and wi-fi. Looks nice, right?
OPTION 2: FORT LAUDERDALE
It’s also a 1 bedroom, but it is a beach cottage, so a bit more private. It’s a 6 minute walk to the beach. It also looks clean, and it has charm. A free crib is included. There is no pool, but if offers free parking and Internet.