Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I Need a Vacation

I'm... dreaming.... of a white... SANDY BEACH. You thought I was going to say Christmas, didn't you?! Well, I love Christmas as much as the next person. I love spending time with family, I love decorating the tree, I love wrapping gifts (call me crazy, I LOVE wrapping), I love Christmas Eve Mass and celebrating the real meaning of Christmas... And I could really go on. So I am by no means trying to "get through" the holidays, but I just feel like there is just SO much to look forward to in 2012. (More on that later...)
But one of the things I'm REALLY looking forward to is vacation. Greg and I had so many weddings, plane tickets and places to travel last summer, that we didn't have the chance (nor the funds) to take a vacation. In 2010, we went on our first vacation (post-honeymoon) to Fort Lauderdale and had an absolute blast.
 View of the rooftop pool and ocean from our hotel room
 Uh. We seriously considered going back. Seriously. So. Fun.

Ever since then, we've been waiting to go on our next vacation and we just decided on the location. We're going to Key West!
(I just Googled Image-Searched this. I'm pretty sure Key West does NOT look like this... Actually, now that I look at it, I think this is computer-animated)

Last weekend I spent about 3 hours researching locations, hotels and flights. Unfortunately, my planning got caught off by other responsibilities. Things like "laundry" and "cleaning" pulled me away (uh - lame), but I can't wait to start planning the trip after Christmas. Pending vacation approvals from work, we're hoping to get away for about 4-5 days in June-ish.

If anyone has been and has any tips/recommendations, drop me a line! Anyone else already planning vacations a long time away?


  1. I've been planning our next "adult spring break" trip for about 2 months. We've got it narrowed down to Curacao or Turks & Caicos and we'll go in April.

  2. Michele, that sounds uh-mazing! Love the grown-up spring break concept. I'm sure either place will be a blast!!

  3. umm yes! I actually just started looking for a place to rent in Seaside for AUGUST! haha! I'm totally in the same boat as you! We've been to a few good beaches - I'd go back to Belize in a heartbeat and if you go in June it's considered "low season" so the rates are incredible!