I've spent the last couple weeks fantasizing about getting away this winter. I'm finishing a huge work project and I'd love to relax and refresh when it's done. I also really love the idea of avoiding the hustle and bustle of Christmas (though I know these dates will make travel more expensive, and I can be flexible.) My budget is somewhat flexible, but not huge. ($2,000-$3,000 would be ideal.)
I'd love to go somewhere that's really beautiful, with easy access to a beach, or right on the beach, but also with options for sightseeing and other activities. I'd love to explore nature - from sea life to jungles, or whatever is available.
I'll be traveling from Portland, Oregon, and I'd like to spend about a week on the trip.
I've traveled a fair amount, but never alone. So I'd like somewhere that feels safe, but also that isn't full of screaming children or all romantic honeymoons.
Beyond that, I feel really flexible on what part of the world.
I'd love your thoughts and advice! Thanks!