Not quite sure where to post this, so I'll just leave it here. Long story short - my parents spend a large amount of time just south of Cancun Mexico now that they are retired. They went down for a few months recently and, unfortunately, my stepmother had a really bad fall. She had surgery in a hospital there and will be recovering for about a month. After that, they will be able to fly back to the states (for good, hopefully). I want to go see them over thanksgiving. I was planning to fly commercial, but.... here comes the question... How can I somehow weave in my IR training into this trip? Any way maybe a CFII wanting to build some hours will want to make an international flight with me as the student so I can get some real world xc IFR experience? Then maybe fly back without me and I can take a commercial flight back. Or hang out in Cancun and we fly back together so I can get even more training time? I am grasping here and will be completely happy to just pay Spirit the $400 (plus $400 in add-on fees) to fly down there for a few days. But I figured I would ask this group to see if, per chance, anyone has ever rolled training into this type of a trip. I am based in the DC area (HEF), but a little travel to meet someone willing to take this on would be worth it to me. And sorry in advance if this is a completely off-the-wall post.