Hawaii vs. Mexico: Two destinations, one sun

In the United States, we have an embarrassment of riches for vacation options. Do you and yours head to Hawaii for your dose of sunshine and relaxation, or are you die-hard Mexico vacationers? America's two favorite getaways face off.

Text by Crai S Bower | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Feb 23, 2014 11:49PM
You won't have your meal ruined because some idiot lights a cigarette in HI. And just go on the State Departments web site about all the violence to tourist in MX. It will shock you. MX is very dangerous now. I have been probably over 50X but since 2006 we stopped going the crime is out of control in a lot of areas. Hi won't make you sick with parasites. HI is so much better! 
Feb 9, 2014 8:13PM

Well I was beaten and robbed at gun point this past October in the island of Kona, I will be more careful next time I visit, while my visits to Mexico had been uneventful and well receive by their people.

Don't believe it, read it all in the Hawaii Tribune Herald .

Feb 5, 2014 11:21AM
I've been to both destinations, several times, and both are equally magnificant in their natural beauty and rich cultures.  And as a sidebar, I have never been afraid of being kidnapped, raped OR held for ransom while visiting Mexico.  On the contrary, I have been touched by the warmth, compassion and genuine joy for life the "ordinary" people of Mexico demonstrate.  These are humble people living in homes with dirt floors yet they never complain.  We could truly learn a lesson or two!  Until we clean up our own backyard (cuz I read about those things happening right in our country every day), I don't thing we should judge an entire culture by the acts of their random thugs.
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