My husband brought up the topic of going on vacation next year. We would have to go either July or August 2013. He is a very outdoorsy/nature type of person and I love relaxing with my Kindle on a cruise ship or beach. He wants to drive up and down the coast of California (we've both never been to CA). I want to go to CA but, I don't want to spend 7-10 days driving and in and out of hotels. He doesn't want to spend a week on a cruise ship (we've done 2 cruises together). We are trying to come up with a compromise. We don't have a ton of money to spend but a decent amount. I told him maybe we could spend half the vacation doing his stuff, and the other half something more my taste. We both agreed Northern California, such as San Fran and Red Wood area would be nice. (oh and we're not wine drinkers and wouldn't mind skipping Napa). What sort of relaxing type resort style thing could we do after the San Fran part. I don't mind driving a lot but only in one shot, not constant. I'm just having a hard time coming up with something. It also doesn't have to be California. He really wants to do some sort of National Park/Outdoors nature attraction. Once he mentioned vacation, my wheels started churning!! I'm a total planner and now I'm obsessed.