After nearly every international trip and cultural exchange, I go through this re-entry type-process back into my daily routine. It’s more than reverse culture shock, this is walking back into your routine with new a perspective, an appreciation for the things you have and a mental note of what’s truly important and needed in your […]
Cuba: Ready Or Not, Here We Come!
As you know, I’m a pretty good little planner. I like having my ducks in a row when I travel. Not every moment of every trip planned, just documents ready, arrangements made and bags packed in Tetris-like fashion. Cuba is probably the one country I’ve traveled to that having that planner personality is key. Except, […]
I’m Going To Cuba!
You may remember, I contemplated going to Cuba last year on my first solo trip. While the US-Cuba traveling restrictions certainly improved, things were still a bit too unpredictable at that point with getting into Cuba that I didn’t feel confident in it. I knew it would ease up soon, but not soon enough for […]
My First All-Inclusive Resort: The Hyatt Zilara Cancun Review
It’s official–I like going to all-inclusive resorts more than taking a cruise, especially after staying at the Hyatt Zilara Cancun. I know, how flippant of me to rank such fun options. But, it’s true. Hands down, an all-inclusive resort is infinitely better to me than cruising. I almost wrote cursing, which, as we know, is […]
Adios, Bitchachos! My First All-Inclusive Experience Begins.
I’m leaving on a jet plane for Cancun this weekend. My first time in Mexico. My first time at an all-inclusive. (Not my first rodeo with beergaritas.) My Type-A planner mind isn’t quite sure what to do. I haven’t felt it necessary to look up the best restaurants or bars because, well, I’ve got that […]
2016 Travel Plans
February: Cancun, Mexico Yup, you read that right. I’m finally letting go of the planning reigns and doing an all-inclusive resort for the very first time. We’re using points to fly and stay there. Duh. (Less one night paid in cash, so I can earn some points). A couple of our pals were planning on […]