• Caribbean,  Travel

    Dominican Republic/Iberostar

    In my last post I promised you all a post about our vacation that we went on with the kids, so here it is! Our trip to the Dominican Republic was unlike any trip I’ve ever planned before. Typically when we go somewhere new we do an AirBnB and rent a car and I look up different places we might want to visit while we’re there. This time I booked us at an all inclusive hotel and made absolutely no plans to go anywhere else. So this post really isn’t going to be so much about the Dominican Republic, but more about the Iberostar Bavaro Selection Suites where we stayed.…

  • Caribbean,  Travel

    Flying with kids-Baby and Toddler Edition

    We recently got up the courage to go on a plane with the kids. Four planes in fact. We had the plan that for our 30th birthdays we would each get to choose a vacation to go on. This year is my turn. However, my birthday is sandwiched right in between the kids, all three of us are in the same month. So I decided we could do my trip a bit early and get away from the winter cold. After searching around a bit I decided on the Dominican Republic. I wanted to do a trip where I didn’t have to plan any special activities, any meals or anything…

  • Caribbean,  Mexico,  North America,  Travel

    Mexico for Christmas

    This year we did Christmas a little different. Mauricio and I had talked about it many times before, but this year we actually gifted ourselves a vacation for Christmas. We had two invitations to go to the same area on the same week in Mexico, the week before Christmas. My best friend graduated nursing school and booked a vacation in Cozumel to celebrate and our niece decided she wanted to go on vacation in Cancun instead of doing a big quinceanera. It seemed like the absolute perfect opportunity. We decided to take them both up on their offers and do 3 days with each of them. We booked our rooms…

  • Caribbean,  Travel

    Puerto Rico-The Island

    It’s Puerto Rico round 2! This trip was so different from our first. We visited Puerto Rico for the second time in January of 2017. We called it our honeymoon even though it was months after our wedding, and we technically did another honeymoon later in the year. More on that in a later post. This time around we spent basically no time in San Juan. We rented a car and explored the island and fell even more in love than we already were from the first trip there two years before. Settle in if you’re wanting to read this whole trip, it’s a long one, but I didn’t want…

  • Caribbean,  Travel

    San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Two years ago, almost to the date, we were on our favorite island, Puerto Rico! ?? We’ve been to Puerto Rico twice, once in 2015 and again in 2017 for 1 week each time. We did two very different trips and I’m going to split them into two posts, otherwise it would be really long and I might skip over some good stuff. Many people don’t realize it, or maybe they do since Hurricane Maria, but Puerto Rico is a US Territory. This means that traveling there is just like traveling to any US state. You can go there without a passport and you don’t have to have a visa…