Ok so where do I start. What a vacation. Making a living……living. Words we live by. We are already planning our next vacation.
We had one of the best family vacations ever and even had some major hiccups that may have ruined many people’s whole trip.
We arrived in Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba at 8:45pm and waited patiently at the luggage line until every piece was claimed and the lights went off. Oh no – where are our bags?!? We have 2 little girls (and 2 adults) very excited to start their vacation. We have done A LOT of travelling in our time and have never once had we lost our luggage so I guess we were lucky. We became that statistic that you always hear about.
After filling out the paperwork and asking the Resort bus to wait until we were sorted, we grabbed 2 beers (well deserved I think) and jumped on the bus with just our carry on. No underwear, no toothbrushes, no swimsuits – nothing. Ben and I are pretty laid back people so we were just rolling with the punches, but my 5 year old, she was devastated!! She had helped pack the luggage and looked at this little hiccup as the “worst vacation ever” We ensured her that we would still have an amazing time and would buy bathing suits first thing in the morning. That made her feel a little better.
And so we went 3 days without anything! It really shows that WHAT you pack has nothing to do with the FUN you can have. We bought 4 bathing suits at the lobby store, 4 toothbrushes and 2 t-shirts so the girls could wear something other then the clothes they wore on the airplane. In the end, we made it into an adventure and not a spoiler. We bought a few new things each day (some underwear, a dress, another pair of shorts for Ben). The major missed item was our camera and our chargers for our phones. We were completely unplugged and nothing we could do about it but enjoy every moment and that is what we did.
We woke up, ate, went to the pool, went to the beach, napped, ate some more, watched the shows and slept. That was our rinse and repeat for the whole vacation. it was pure bliss.
We finally got the good news – our luggage was in the country and headed to the hotel. Exciting stuff and when we return to our room, there it was, everything we had packed. Our camera made up for the lost time lol — We recently bought a GoPro and it takes amazing video, still photos and action shots. It is fully water proof (see the fun picture of my daughter in the pool) and very durable. The girls loved playing with it in the swimming pool.
The rest of the vacation was truly amazing with not a single complaint. The girls LOVED the kids club which gave us adults some time to enjoy some drinks by the pool, walks along the beach and have a simple coffee without running after them. The activities were wonderful with a Princess Tea Party and PJ party one night to give us a dinner date together. Pure bliss.
I was completely disconnected from the online world. As with many far off places, the internet was too slow to do anything so I stayed away. No connection with any of you (and I missed you dearly) but it was refreshing to be without even for a week. I highly recommend it to everyone at least once.
I even managed to get 2 books read while I was away, which I recommend as well (self development is so important)
FOUR Books I highly recommend to change your mindset (I managed to finish 2 of these while away)
1- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kyosaki
2 – Go Pro by Eric Worre
3 – The 4 Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferriss
4 – The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
We are committing to continue to vacation as a family as often as possible. The memories we made, the fun we had will last a life time. That is the beauty of having the freedom to go anywhere (of course this was a intenet-free vacation but most of the time as long as I have my laptop, I can work anywhere!!) Also because I work with a travel company, the easiest and best place to find others who love to travel is on VACATION. Networking by the beach, chatting in the pool is the best “office” there is.
Making memories and travelling are the best in the world and I am lucky enough to do it for a living. Priceless!!
Make a Living…..Living.
Next vacation booked to South Carolina over Christmas, Kentucky in January, hot and sandy again in February and we will continue from there……
See you on the beaches of the world!
To Your Success,
“Helping you stay at home while making a living”.
Lindsay Hack – Text or call me at 416-994-2372
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