Hello gents, will have 2 weeks of leave around Xmas and need to decide where to go. I am in Monterey, CA now. My original plan was go back to MN, stay with aunt in the twin cities and then friends in my rural home town. I'll be 21 by then, so entertainment and meeting people shouldn't be a problem. The only hitch is that it's all crap I've done before, and I don't think I want to stomach the weather. Seeing family isn't terribly important. The plus side is most of my lodging will be free and I can find a flight for under 5 hundo. I want to go somewhere warm, without snow. I just don't think I could swing a trip for under $2K, except for possibly central america or south america? SE Asia appeals to me as well but is probably too expensive. Also, I will be going solo and am a Midwestern white boy with limited travel experience. Don't have a car anymore. I'm not looking to buy a bunch of expensive backpacking gear right now either. Am not opposed to a US based suggestion, if someone has an interesting idea. Any help would be appreciated.