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January 2009
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Favorite Warm Weather Getaways

The holiday season is behind us, but maybe you’re still feeling a little stressed, anxious and tense. Take an extra long vacation this year. Get out of the Colorado cold and head to one of these warm weather getaways! Our "experts" (Docket Committee members and DBA staff) will be your personal tour guides. Enjoy!

"I would rather be at the patio bar drinking something with rum and a paper ‘parasol’ in it at the Mariposa Hideaway Hotel in Negril, Jamaica."
Brock Wood, CLE

"I really want to be back on my honeymoon in Costa Rica, which I enjoyed during the holiday season this year. FANTASTIC!"
Meghan Seck, DBA

"For a quick warm-weather getaway from Colorado’s cold winter, you can’t beat the Riviera Maya, (Tulum, Playa del Carmen, etc.). It has great snorkeling (the cenotes — or clear-water pools — of Akumal and Tulum, areas around Playa del Carmen and Playacar, all inclusive resorts along the coast, even Chankanaab Lagoon on the Island of Cozumel), little villages and jungles to explore, and miles of beaches. There also are ancient Mayan ruins at Akumal, Tulum, Xcaret and Xel-Ha. Frontier runs direct flights to Cancun (the jumping off point)."
Doug McQuiston, The Docket Committee

"There is no place I would rather be than sailing on a 40-foot catamaran in the British Virgin Islands — and hoping to run into Jimmy Buffet!"
Deb Marnocha, CLE

"You can’t beat the territory of American Samoa. A true tropical paradise without resorts or tourists. Sure, it’s a bit out of the way — fly five more hours after Hawaii — but that just keeps out the riff-raff. And, the locals speak English and use the U.S. dollar — no pesky currency or language issues, which you will appreciate if you have ever ordered a hamburger in some far-flung place and instead got a hairy, gelatinous muck of unknown origin."
Marshall Snider, The Docket Committee

"I’d rather be saltwater fly fishing and scuba diving at Turneffe Island Lodge in Belize."
Mark Fogg, DBA President

"Ever been to Sanibel Island? It is known as the seashell capital of the world — the water is warm, the view spectacular, and you can walk for hours along the beach, experiencing the glee of feeling like a child again."
Michelle Gersic, DBA

"The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar in Austin, Texas is my favorite thing to do during the holidays! It is a shopping and music event that takes place each year at a real Austin honky-tonk bar. You can find the best gifts while you drink a beer or a warm cider. The market was started by Lucinda Williams (another great singer-songwriter who got her start in Austin)."
Carolyn Gravit, DBA

"Just south of 14th and York, Denver, Colorado - the oak leaves will really warm you up if you cool off from the water (Izba Spa, basic treatment with banya)."
Christine Nierenz, The Docket Committee

"The San Diego dog park that is on the ocean – I love watching the dogs play in the surf."
Kath Schoen, DBA

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