I need a trip out of this country soon. I am going to take a bat to some salaryman...
I have been in-country for eighteen-months. We are not taking all four of us home this summer, because it would cost more than $7K all costs in. I am going to be here another eighteen-months. This is me now.
I have a thing about not going to the US, but where else can I get a few days away where nobody will look at me twice, and don't panic at the sound of English, and it won't cost a fortune to get there (Toronto, a fortune, and not somewhere I am pining for)? We are a bit lean on money this year, but I think I can sell a solo-trip to the wife, as it will cost a third of the family going to my 'home', and neither she nor the kids need the trip like I do. She'll be perfectly fine at her mother's. It's also necessary for my sanity. Three straight years here is not an option. Plus, she'll be taking the kids to Japan every summer when we are in Toronto. I agreed to that.
Have a friend in LA, but been there/done. SF and Yosemite? Hawaii? Best option, but not going to go cheap as I will go at 'Golden Week'. Too many Japanese, but I won't spend time in Honolulu. This looks good.