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Help us pick our 10 year anniversary destination!

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Hey all, my wife and I are looking to take a trip for our 10 year anniversary and we're struggling to get super excited about anything. Grandma has amazingly signed up to take our two kids for a total of 9 days (we could maybe get 1 more if it was absolutely necessary). That leaves 1 day of travel on the front/back end for a 7 day total trip. We live in the Midwest so can fly out of Chicago or Minneapolis. We are 34 years old.

Primary criteria:

1. International only - don't want to stay in the USA
2. We enjoy a challenge and being pushed out of our comfort zone - a mix of adventure and close cultural interaction is important (e.g. we love close cultural interactions like the cooking class we took in Rio)
3. We don't want a lazy beach vacation but a destination with beaches and some downtime is not a bad thing (e.g. Belize is something we're strongly considering)
4. We've done G Adventures and Intrepid trips in the past and enjoy group travel - especially these days when we have a lot less time to plan! Can go either way on this - group or us planning it all out ourselves with local guides if needed
5. Do not want a physically demanding trip all the way through but having a few optional experiences scattered throughout would be awesome (e.g. we've hiked up Wayna Picchu for example and we loved it)


We can fly for free on Southwest (Belize = free) and we have the 100,000 points from the Chase Sapphire Reserve card so that will really maximize our budget!! Outside of using this to book either the flight and/or hotel we would spend around $2,000. I'm more concerned with picking a great destination than on what hotels we would stay at.

Places we've been considering:

1. Belize / Guatemala (specifically Tikal)
2. Morocco (So far away...don't think it's reasonable for this short amount of time)
3. Though it would be slower paced we love France, so doing the countryside and smaller towns is high on the list - we've only been to Paris
4. Hawaii has actually been on the list but it seems so...ordinary?
5. Ecuador / Galapagos
6. Some day we really want to go back to Africa (specifically Kenya and Tanzania but alas 7 days is just not nearly enough).

List of trips we've done (starting with the most recent):

Amalfi coast of Italy
Peru + Rio de Janiero
Africa: South Africa / Namibia / Botswana / Zambia / Zimbabwe
China: spent 2 weeks here
We've done a lot of travel in the UK/central Europe prior to the above so we've done many of the big cities

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