Many thanks for the input between Tokyo and Madrid, it’s settled. I’m going to Costa Rica. Yep, that’s right. Turned out to be the most affordable. We’ll be going December 18th through the 25th. Not quite sure what we’re doing once we get there. Fodors has some pretty good itineraries, I think we’ll be spending 2 days in San Jose, 2 days in the Volcan Arenal park (?), another day or two in Monteverde, then back to to Tamarindo for another day or two. Once the specifics are figured out, I’ll blog them. Exciting!