1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

  2. LIVE WATCH EVENT
    REED SHEPPARD DEBUT -- come join Clutch and the gang as we're watching live the Rockets open up Summer League in Vegas Friday night at 6:30pm CT. It will be Reed Sheppard's debut as he, Cam Whitmore, Aj Griffin and others take on Bronny James and the Lakers.

    Rockets vs Lakers LIVE!

[Help] Spring Break for grown ups with special needs

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Batman Jones, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Batman Jones

    Batman Jones Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 1999
    Messages:
    15,937
    Likes Received:
    5,488
    My girlfriend is a professor so we have the opportunity to go away during Spring Break and we'd love to go somewhere with a beach and beautiful water and an at least somewhat luxurious hotel. The problem is neither of us drink and going to a party beach would be a very bad time for us. We want rest and relaxation and sun and water, but we also want relative peace.

    Another wrinkle: though my girlfriend eats dairy and fish, I am vegan. So we are also looking for a spot where either the hotel is able to accommodate these dietary needs or at least one restaurant that can. (I remember having an almost perfect time in Costa Rica years ago, but there was lard in everything and I wound up eating almost nothing but fruit and artichokes, neither of which I particularly enjoy. As a result, I spent about three days in a total blood sugar freakout until finding an Italian place where I could at least get a clean plate of pasta.)

    If anyone can suggest a place to meet these incredibly restrictive needs, it would be much appreciated. We don't want to blow 10K on this or anything, but we can afford to spend some money to find the perfect spot.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. AMS

    AMS Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2003
    Messages:
    9,646
    Likes Received:
    218
    Catch a flight to the Maldives...I am sure you won't have a problem being Vegan in that part of the world.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. AMS

    AMS Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2003
    Messages:
    9,646
    Likes Received:
    218
    $1400 for the ticket though... :eek:
     
  4. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    26,509
    Likes Received:
    9,808
    Traveling with you 2 must be a blast.



    No drinking and no meat make Homer something something.


    :grin:
     
  5. DFWRocket

    DFWRocket Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2000
    Messages:
    4,555
    Likes Received:
    2,184
  6. Mr. Brightside

    Mr. Brightside Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2005
    Messages:
    18,955
    Likes Received:
    2,142
    Come to the East Caribbean. Antigua & Barbuda (or St. Kitts). Over here a good percentage of the the population are Rastafarian. These people are strict vegetarians although some will eat fish. When I first moved here, I was surprised at the number of vegetarian options compared to the USA. I'm generally on island for about 2/3 of the year. I could recommend some places or even give you contact info of people who will personally deliver you vegan/vegetarian food to your hotel.

    Airfare should cost about 500-700 USD per person. They have some really good deals on tourism packages these days I've heard.
     
  7. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 1999
    Messages:
    36,288
    Likes Received:
    26,642
    We have been to the Grand Velas all inclusive resort in Nuevo Vallarto a few times. They have 4 top restaurants plus their buffet restaurant and bar type restaurants. Have a look here:

    http://www.grandvelas.com/

    Your girlfriend will have no problems getting a very nice fish lunch/dinner whenever she wants. You could email them about your dietary needs to see if they suffice. I suspect they could accomodate you. It is an incredibly nice place and is as relaxing as you want it to be.
     
  8. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Messages:
    45,153
    Likes Received:
    21,571

    I was thinking about something in the South Asia/Indian Ocean neighborhood, too... thoujgh for an one week vacation it's one hell of a long flight from the US.
     
  9. AroundTheWorld

    AroundTheWorld Insufferable 98er
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2000
    Messages:
    71,034
    Likes Received:
    49,272
    Wow. I envy you.
     
  10. rocketsjudoka

    rocketsjudoka Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Messages:
    55,596
    Likes Received:
    44,051
    I can't help you unless you are willing to go to Asia.
     
  11. pugsly8422

    pugsly8422 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2002
    Messages:
    3,265
    Likes Received:
    349
  12. bigtexxx

    bigtexxx Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    26,927
    Likes Received:
    2,269
    Sounds like a trip to whole foods, then an hour drive down 45 to the San Luis in Galveston to me
     
  13. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Messages:
    33,931
    Likes Received:
    31,681
    Girlfriend? Interesting.
     
  14. MIAGI99

    MIAGI99 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,768
    Likes Received:
    355
    I was just wondering how the hell are you vegan and don't enjoy fruit? LMAO. I'm a vegetarian myself BTW.
     
  15. SwoLy-D

    SwoLy-D Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2001
    Messages:
    37,617
    Likes Received:
    1,448
    ^ Uh-oh. :grin: And... here we go!
     
  16. lionaire

    lionaire Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Messages:
    5,725
    Likes Received:
    7,629
    Do you happen to go to school there?
     
  17. Fyreball

    Fyreball Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Messages:
    14,969
    Likes Received:
    12,267
    Medical school??
     
  18. Jontro

    Jontro Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    34,849
    Likes Received:
    22,740
    It's Spring Break... eat dangerously for once :D
     
  19. jo mama

    jo mama Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Messages:
    13,589
    Likes Received:
    7,767
    lake atitlan - guatemala. went there last summer and had a great time. the place to go for rest and relaxation! and lots of vegetarian options for hippies and great swimming.

    "the most beautiful lake in the world" - aldous huxley

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    stayed at this incredible eco-hotel about 50 yards from the lake...$30/night. our room was the one in the bottom center - had our own private balcony that looked onto the lake.
    [​IMG]
     
  20. mc mark

    mc mark Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 1999
    Messages:
    26,195
    Likes Received:
    468
    that's beautiful jo

    wow!
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now