In the grand scheme of things, vacation planning is really not something to get nervous or itchy about - you will not hear any argument from me. So why did I spend the past two nights puzzling about precisely that subject? *sighs*
Okay, here's the situation: after a relatively cheap holiday year, we were hoping to cross over to another continent sometime in 2010. Because of The Great Big Two-Year Project at work finishing in October 2010, preceded by half a year of testing and followed by two months of virtual firefighting (well, I work in ICT *g*), said trip has to be taken before the summer holidays - ideally, April - and has to be planned now. Add to that the other boundary conditions we're setting (i.e. nothing too long or too fancy, in an accessible country, preferably an English-speaking one, too) and we're left with two options:
(1) Two weeks on the road in South-Western USA
(2) Two weeks in South Africa, accompanying my parents on their holiday
This is so much a luxury problem, I know, but that doesn't make it any easier to decide. And if we want to go to South-Africa, we'll have to decide this week-end, or we risk missing the cheap flight. *twitches twitchily*
So - what would you do, dear people? The African bush or the wide expanses of the U.S. of A.? If any of you have some advice or thoughts to offer that could shed some light on the dilemma, please tell!