We were going to Spain.
I purchased a copy of The Rough Guide Andalucía. I read it.
I started to plan out an itinerary. A day trip to Ronda. At least a few days in Granada, etc… I went to sleep with visions of tapas and churros dancing in my head.
As Shannon closed out our budget for 2015 and began setting up our budget for 2016, he noticed something. We could go to Spain, or we could take a few smaller, less expensive trips in 2016, and have our mortgage paid off by the end of the year. Less debt means more travel funds, so the Andalucía book was placed on the shelf, along with our trip to Spain.
Now the question, where do we go for our winter escape trip?
I typed in,
“places like Holbox, Mexico.”
The answer that popped up over and over again, Caye Caulker, Belize.
Belize has been a contender over the years, but always ended up in second place behind Costa Rica, or Mexico, etc... After completing my usual initial research, I found that Caye Caulker ticked off our boxes.
-Palm trees and Blue water