I saw a special on airfare and hotel for about $700 to Prague, but when we looked into it the hotel was out of the city, had bad reviews, and the air flight has inconvenient times and lots of stop overs. Where could we go for a week, and not have to deal with a time change? Where could we go that would be relatively inexpensive. Judy didn't want to go to Mexico: been there, done that. I didn't want to go to Guatemala: was there just last year. The Lonely Planet suggested Nicaragua was the undiscovered tourist spot they would recommend in Central America. So we booked a flight on Cheap Tickets before we knew much about the country. With some more Internet search, and reading the guide books we fleshed out a trip.
Keep posted, and we'll add more when we get there!