Advertisement: Vacation SiteJan 30
Here’s another vacation site, in this case advertising a Costa Rica Vacation. They include lots of pictures and some information about the resorts, so I can see how this might be a handy starting point if you’re looking for an exotic location in which to set your next novel or short story.
As an aside, I love the picture of the man and woman having wine at their cafe table. They look like they have surf boards rammed up the back of their shirts. I’m all for good posture, but they have to be kidding. Wouldn’t you just love to write a story about them? Mr. and Mrs. Uptight… okay, so they probably need the vacation.
It appears that they cater to more high-end vacations, so if you’re looking to set your novel in a seedy coastal town somewhere, this isn’t the place to start looking.
Where do you do your research for setting? Do you insist on having to visit the place yourself, or do you do your research and “wing it” when you start writing?