Late post warning…again :-). So I did it, I successfully surprised her! In early December I had the opportunity to visit the Keys. I liked it so much that I immediately booked a surprise trip to fly her away a couple weeks later after Christmas. Of course, it being Christmas time, I had to incorporate the surprise into a Christmas present, and video of it is great! (more…)
I have a confession to make.
I wasn’t able to pull off the surprise, not completely. I was just too excited and talked much too much about the trip. Maybe the fact that she isn’t the type to ruin surprises made me complacent. Either way, I was telling her about this amazing restaurant at our “destination”, and made the mistake of mentioning it was rated in the top 10 of all restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. The funniest part of that story is that I didn’t realized I had given anything away until I asked her why she had a huge grin on her face.
Our trip to Dominica taught us many lessons, one of which was the importance of packing smart and light. When I fly her away this time, we will focus on sink-washable, lightweight clothing that will fit in a carry-on bag. Five days worth of clothes in a carry on bag. Here is the plan… (more…)
Vacations should be relaxing, peaceful, and restorative… with the occasional excitement thrown to remind us that life is supposed to be fun. When I Fly Her Away this summer, these are some of the adrenaline inducing activities I am considering… (more…)
Dominica was my dream island. I researched it until there was no more research to do. 2nd largest boiling lake in the world, 365 rivers, internationally recognized snorkeling… The Nature Island of the Caribbean was going to be perfect!
…and then it wasn’t… Hot nights, a wrecked rental, mosquito borne viruses, crazy roads… What an adventure! (more…)