I understand the family issues (boy, do I ever), but it is possible to get away. My family doctor has been telling us that it is important that we NOT let my mom control our lives - because she will try, but we resist.
So - you still are watching the options out there. Are you wishing you had the freedom to take advantage of some of the bargains out there?
I just read a Peter Greenberg column that said Europe airfare will be down 33% this summer.
With low cruise fares that should be a huge incentive for people to book exotic destinations this year.