The beginning of next summer I will have about a little more than a month off from school and work and I was thinking about just packing a small bag and heading somewhere outside the U.S.A. I know that there are many well traveled people here on pf and perhaps one of you could recommend a nice place for me. What could I do for a month that doesn't cost too much? I do have one strict guideline though, the place must be warm during the summer and not constantly plagued with rain. I speak near-fluent Spanish if that helps. My Japanese neighbor suggested I visit Japan, which sounds pretty interesting really. She said that it would be fairly easy for a few of us to fly over and stay for a month pretty cheap if we are not too worried about fancy western style accommodations.