I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before but I'm DEFINITELY planning to head out of town to celebrate New Year's this year. I want to be somewhere wonderful with good friends to kiss 2009 goodbye and to usher in what will hopefully be a much better year. (Even years tend to be better for me than odd number years, so let's hope that holds true for 2010!)
I like getting away over New Year's as a general rule. Last year, I went out west to ski in Jackson Hole over the holiday and while the skiing was great and I made two new girlfriends during the trip, I'm seeking a warm, perhaps tropical destination this year (and so is my friend Jill who was with me in freezing Jackson Hole -- she broke down in tears as we rode up the gondola one afternoon and said, "I don't know where you're spending New Year's next year but I'll be on a beach somewhere.") However, as you know, I am mentalpausal and have chemo brain right now so I'm not the best travel brainstormer these days, which is why I'm enlisting your help!
When you have a chance, please comment or email me with your suggestions. I'm looking for both location and accomodation recommendations but if you just have a location idea, that's fine too. I am open to foreign or domestic locales. The only place I know I'm not interested in is Cancun or the Mayan Riviera as I've been to that part of Mexico two times already. Oh, and in terms of budget, Bora Bora is probably out of the question (definitely out, actually) but I'll deserve a little luxury by the end of the year, so $$$$ (not $$$$$) is okay.