We've spent a lot of time trying to avoid overly developed travel destinations. For one, we tend to like to be at least a little off the beaten path. Next, popularly visited destinations are places that we can likely make it to later in life. It has always seemed that visiting them now doesn't seem completely wise given why we're doing what we're doing. It's no secret that we had a better-than-great time in Hawaii. No surprise, I guess. It's got a lot of the elements that we love - lots to explore, plenty of adventure/outdoor pursuits, good food, etc. So, it got us to thinking that maybe it's a good time to hit other places that we've spent time avoiding.
So..... We're off to Mexico. Don't worry, we're not limiting ourselves (or even going to) places like Cabo. We're planning to tackle a lot. I know that we always say that we're into the food. Well this time we are way, way excited about the food. We're hoping that the visit will bolster our vegetarian line-up. We're so excited about the food, that we're planning to go to cooking school at some point while there. We've also found a couple charities that we are interested in, so we're anxious to fold some "giving back" into this adventure.
Oh, and one more thing. We're facing another thing we've traditionally avoided. Guesthouses. Yes, that's right. One of our primary goals as we navigate our new life, is finding a lot of value while we are away from home base. That means a lot of Pricelining and apartments on long-term visits. Being on the road four months out of the year, we need to watch this closely. In Mexico, though, we've decided that we want to mix up our typical approach with a couple of experiences at guest-housey sorts of places.
Should be interesting. Watch for details!