Puerto Vallarta relaxation is what the doctor ordered when Stacey and I decided to have a long weekend to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary and have our first kid-free getaway together in a few years. We chose Puerto Vallarta generally and Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway specifically as a good place to have some time together without parenting duties.
As I sit down to write this evening, I find myself in a reflective mood. Not in a sappy sense, but in two hours it will be midnight to begin Aug. 14. Another 18 hours after that it will be precisely 6 p.m. central time, and 15 years to the minute after my wedding ceremony began back on Aug. 14, 1999. Fifteen years ago today, the only travel that was on my mind was our honeymoon in Jamaica. But today, I found myself researching an upcoming visit to Traverse City, Mich., and looking at flights for an October weekend to Las Vegas. So let’s have a look at 15 years of travel reflections.
Imagine a morning snorkeling the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean followed by wading into a cold waterfall on a brutally hot day before sitting under an umbrella looking out at the near-perfect water of a quiet fishing village. Taking a Yelapa day trip with Vallarta Adventures from Puerto Vallarta made these experiences possible.
I was once asked to name the most overrated destination I’ve ever visited. That’s a hard question for me, because I believe even the most “blah” destination has cool attributes, just like the most crowded, overpriced “must-see” cities have redeeming … Continue reading →
Last week I listed five reasons I don’t like all-inclusive travel. Today, I’m giving the five reasons I like all-inclusive travel. We’ve only stayed in an all-inclusive resort one time, for our honeymoon. We chose this beautiful resort in Jamaica because it fit our needs for our honeymoon. We considered spending a week in Italy, but sightseeing a beautiful country like that wasn’t what we had in mind for our honeymoon. We wanted a place we could relax, not have to worry about the next place to see, and spend a week of romance together on the beach. Here are five reasons I like all-inclusive travel.