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NorthernLass 8,440 posts

Apparently, Hilary was the first hurricane to hit California since 1939 so that might just have been unlucky. I’m assuming @Swiss Tony, like we have been for the past few years, is restricted to travelling in school holidays and trying to make the best of it!

The sargassum weed is starting to be a year-round issue, but you can have areas that are completely clear depending on the tides and currents. My son is doing an A-level Geography project on it at the moment and the environmental and economic impact is quite alarming. It’s affecting a large part of the Florida coastline as well as the Caribbean; it was very much in evidence in the Keys last December.

I don’t think we’d go back to Cancun; it sounds as though it’s not much different from Miami these days. The Pacific coast is starting to sound quite appealing!

I know you said you wanted to try somewhere other than the US but there is so much there – you could head over to the west coast for a drier climate, or even Hawaii for the beaches. Once you’ve suffered the initial immigration pain, domestic flights are a relative doddle! You can also get some great deals with avios on AA.

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