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Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby Locked&Loaded » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:02 am

Hey Fellas-

Any great ideas for a warm destination for a family Christmas trip? I am considering somewhere in Florida, but would appreciate feedback on places any of you have been during the winter months that was nice and warm. I'm looking for nice beaches and fun stuff for the kiddies to do. Hit me with recommendations (or places that should be avoided).

We have been to Mexico multiple times, so we're looking for something new.

Thanks!
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby Bill Herian » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:07 am

Find a scuba certification course at home, have the whole family take it.

Then, Turks and Caicos.
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby Locked&Loaded » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:28 am

Bill Herian wrote:Find a scuba certification course at home, have the whole family take it.

Then, Turks and Caicos.


What resort did you stay at?
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:36 am

Puerto Rico The island of Vieques (sic)
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby Bill Herian » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:38 am

Locked&Loaded wrote:
Bill Herian wrote:Find a scuba certification course at home, have the whole family take it.

Then, Turks and Caicos.


What resort did you stay at?


Never been :lol3:
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby Locked&Loaded » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:44 am

Bill Herian wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:
Bill Herian wrote:Find a scuba certification course at home, have the whole family take it.

Then, Turks and Caicos.


What resort did you stay at?


Never been :lol3:


:lol3: Well the virtual tour of The Somerset on Grace Bay looked promising!
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby GomerPyle » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:46 am

I hear Galveston is nice that time of year...
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby Locked&Loaded » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:47 am

OHIODUCKA5 wrote:Puerto Rico The island of Vieques (sic)


Unlike Bill, have you actually been there??? :lol3:
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby Sir Big Spur » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:49 am

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Postby Locked&Loaded » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:54 am



A Natalee Holloway top pick?
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby whistlin_wings » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:00 pm

Cruise? We did a 7 day cruise the day after Christmas and spent NYE on it. 3 destinations although Progresso isn't really a destination and all meals are covered.
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Postby Locked&Loaded » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:11 pm

whistlin_wings wrote:Cruise? We did a 7 day cruise the day after Christmas and spent NYE on it. 3 destinations although Progresso isn't really a destination and all meals are covered.


We have considered a cruise. My daughter has a few food allergies and we were concerned that it might be an issue on a boat and nowhere else to go. Did you get any feel for whether or not the cruise folks can / would do special food orders?
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby SpinnerMan » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:15 pm

I'll second the cruise if you've never done one.

Do your homework and get one geared to you and your families interests. My wife and I did Celebrity from Bayone, NJ to Bermuda. For a married middle age couple with no kids, it was perfect. It would have been a little too chilly for a northern port that time of year as well. Wouldn't recommend it for family with kids. A guy a couple doors down the hall has taken his wife and two young girls (around 10 to 12 years old I think) on a couple cruises and loved them. I believe they went out of Fort Lauderdale.
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby SpinnerMan » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:26 pm

Locked&Loaded wrote:My daughter has a few food allergies and we were concerned that it might be an issue on a boat and nowhere else to go. Did you get any feel for whether or not the cruise folks can / would do special food orders?

I think this would have been no problem on the ship we were on. There were a lot of choices to get food.

I'd also recommend paying the extra to get a balcony :thumbsup:
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby Locked&Loaded » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:28 pm

SpinnerMan wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:My daughter has a few food allergies and we were concerned that it might be an issue on a boat and nowhere else to go. Did you get any feel for whether or not the cruise folks can / would do special food orders?

I think this would have been no problem on the ship we were on. There were a lot of choices to get food.

I'd also recommend paying the extra to get a balcony :thumbsup:


Thanks for the info! :beer:
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:30 pm

Locked&Loaded wrote:
OHIODUCKA5 wrote:Puerto Rico The island of Vieques (sic)


Unlike Bill, have you actually been there??? :lol3:


Yes Multiple times cheap easy flights great beaches fresh rum cant beat it
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby whistlin_wings » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:31 pm

Locked&Loaded wrote:
whistlin_wings wrote:Cruise? We did a 7 day cruise the day after Christmas and spent NYE on it. 3 destinations although Progresso isn't really a destination and all meals are covered.


We have considered a cruise. My daughter has a few food allergies and we were concerned that it might be an issue on a boat and nowhere else to go. Did you get any feel for whether or not the cruise folks can / would do special food orders?

No clue, I was a sophmore in college when we did that one. I would assume so though but could always call. But lunch was typically the buffet or one of the simple restaurants then had the fancy dining experience at night time with a menu. Had lobster, steak, and quail every night because I could.
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby Locked&Loaded » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:39 pm

whistlin_wings wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:
whistlin_wings wrote:Cruise? We did a 7 day cruise the day after Christmas and spent NYE on it. 3 destinations although Progresso isn't really a destination and all meals are covered.


We have considered a cruise. My daughter has a few food allergies and we were concerned that it might be an issue on a boat and nowhere else to go. Did you get any feel for whether or not the cruise folks can / would do special food orders?

No clue, I was a sophmore in college when we did that one. I would assume so though but could always call. But lunch was typically the buffet or one of the simple restaurants then had the fancy dining experience at night time with a menu. Had lobster, steak, and quail every night because I could.


Thanks! Eating like that every night sounds like something I could get used to!
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby Locked&Loaded » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:40 pm

OHIODUCKA5 wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:
OHIODUCKA5 wrote:Puerto Rico The island of Vieques (sic)


Unlike Bill, have you actually been there??? :lol3:


Yes Multiple times cheap easy flights great beaches fresh rum cant beat it


Where did you stay when you went ya rummy.
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

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Locked&Loaded wrote:
OHIODUCKA5 wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:
OHIODUCKA5 wrote:Puerto Rico The island of Vieques (sic)


Unlike Bill, have you actually been there??? :lol3:


Yes Multiple times cheap easy flights great beaches fresh rum cant beat it


Where did you stay when you went ya rummy.


On boat. :yes: When you fly into San Juan if anybody recommends the Black Angus don't go :no: . There is no steak

I was there when I was in the Coast Guard

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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:47 pm

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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby tmclaimerFL » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:51 pm

Florida Keys are hard to beat any time of the year. Plus you dont need to buy a passport :thumbsup:
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby Locked&Loaded » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:55 pm

OHIODUCKA5 wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:
OHIODUCKA5 wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:
OHIODUCKA5 wrote:Puerto Rico The island of Vieques (sic)


Unlike Bill, have you actually been there??? :lol3:


Yes Multiple times cheap easy flights great beaches fresh rum cant beat it


Where did you stay when you went ya rummy.


On boat. :yes: When you fly into San Juan if anybody recommends the Black Angus don't go :no: . There is no steak

I was there when I was in the Coast Guard

http://vieques.com/ here is a link


Looks like a nice place! Thanks! :thumbsup:
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:00 pm

No problem :thumbsup:
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Re: Internet Scouting (for a family vacation destination)

Postby jaysweet3 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:17 pm

If I were you, I'd take my family to Nuevo Laredo. You can watch the cartels battle it out from the sidelines, or get the kids involved by dodging bullets. There's a fantastic red light district. Hardly any of the whores have herpes.
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