Just wanted to get some ideas from you all on traveling at Christmas. I had this idea that we would pay for our children and my parents to go on vacation at Christmas, preferably to a beach, where everyone would find out Christmas morning that we were going on vacation and we'd leave that day. It might be cost prohibitive to do this as I'm learning from the crazy Christmas pricing. So here's my trip planning details - let me know your thoughts.
-Group will consist of me and DH (both 30), my parents (both 53) and our children (daughter is 10, son will be 4 by then).
-Prefer a beach location (hence posting in a Mexico forum)
-Would love everyone to experience an all inclusive (I've been, none of them has been) but if the cost prohibits that, would opt for another beach location.
Seems to me that getting a timeshare on the beach is much more affordable while still being in a good location, albeit with less amenities. It also looks like the Mayan Riviera is a good location to be with kids with the proximity to Xcaret.
Any thoughts on where or how we could take a trip like this without paying the equivalent of a used car?