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Friday, May 21, 2010

BlogTrotting Together: My Favorite Vacation

Welcome to the first edition of BlogTrotting Together*! We're talking about our favorite vacations today. In the future, we'd love to feature guest bloggers to post their stories here, but today, I'm going to jump on the turtle and write about MY favorite vacation.

Where to begin? I have climbed the Eiffel Tower, twice. I have stood in the stands of the Coliseum and pondered the gladiators in days of yore. I have searched the waves of Loch Ness looking for a prehistoric monster. I have attempted to stare down the stoic guards at Buckingham Palace. I have swum with dolphins in crystal clear Bahamian waters. I have stood in a jail cell in Alcatraz and cracked wise about a guard named Vicky. I have seen a bull fight in Barcelona. I have trekked through a Costa Rican rain forest. I have looked into the enigmatic gaze of the Mona Lisa. I have enjoyed Octoberfest in a beerhaus in Munich. I have skied the Rockies AND the Alps. I have spent New Year's Eve in Times Square. I have wandered among Mayan ruins. I have slogged the six mile (no lie) tour through the Vatican. I have caught beads thrown by Harry Connick Jr in the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras. I have looked out at the majestic wonder of the Grand Canyon. I have won and lost a small fortune in Las Vegas.

My list of trips reads like a bucket list. I am so grateful for the amazing adventures I've been on. And as  unforgettable as all of those were, my favorite trip was the one where I did the least sightseeing: my wedding/honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

It's not just that it was the most luxurious trip I've ever been on, or that it was the longest vacation I've ever taken, or that it was the occasion of my nuptials and that my nearest and dearest were there. (For part of it, I'm not crazy, we had a week just us newlyweds.) It was all of those, and so much more.

(The lobby of our hotel.)

It was the mojitos from the little cantina right outside our casita we partook so much of, I'm pretty sure I sweat lime juice. It was the massages, manicures and pedicures that left me soft, polished and relaxed. It was the rose petals housecleaning sprinkled around our suite every evening and cleaned up every morning. It was the 10 million threadcount sheets on the California king bed. It was the acres of marble tile in our suite. It was spotting whales in the ocean from our patio. It was laying in bed looking into the eyes of my new husband. It was spending entire days doing NOTHING.

(My new husband and I taking a stroll on the beach. Totally casual. Not staged or planned at all. Not. But still a special moment.)

We ate, drank, slept, lounged, swam, ate, drank, slept, ate, drank. In a nutshell: the perfect vacation.

What was yours? Link up here!

*This name will probably change. Any suggestions?


  1. What a beautiful wedding you had. I love it.

    And this is a great idea. :)

  2. Wow!!! Envy here, considering we eloped and never had a honeymoon, LOL!

  3. Wow. That was the lobby? I bet the bathrooms were AMAZING, huh?!

    I wish I had a honeymoon. 2 marriages and no honeymoons make Sunday a dull girl.