A few years back, we took one of our favorite vacations ever to Costa Rica. While we don't love the idea of going back to the same place, that trip had it all, especially a perfect balance of relax time and adventure. And, when it's 15 degrees outside, nothing sounds better than a beach and warm sunshine, so why not explore another Central American country? How about Belize! I'm in!
Stay: Hamana si Resorts, a beautiful beach-front resort offering a variety of beautiful accommodations and lots of adventurous excursions.
Do: Cave tubing. There may be nothing more fantastic in my book, then an adventure activity that is also relaxing. Cave tubing may be that perfect balance.
Experience: snorkeling The Great Blue Hole. While my first snorkeling experience wasn't my very favorite activity, I would be willing to give it another try at one of the top 10 scuba diving spots in the world.
See: jaguar reserve and wildlife tours. While we probably can't top the many amazing animals we saw in Africa last year, that was a gateway drug to want to experience more wildlife in it's natural habitat. And Belize has a lot to offer.