To start off, I thought it would probably be best to give you an insight into where we’ve been so far so that you have an idea of what’s to come. So, so far, we’ve been to the following places together:
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Las Vegas, Nevada
Costa del Sol, Spain
As I have said, and will keep saying, we are Creatures of Habit. Although it might not look like we’ve been to many places, we have been to some of the above more than once. Just wait until you find out how many times M has been to the Dominican Republic!!
Anyway, we have also been lucky enough to visit other countries but separately, so although this blog will mainly be about our travels together, we will also include some of our other stories along the way.
So I’ve never done a blog before, and in an ideal world I would have liked to have started this during our first holiday, not 6 years later, but oh well.
So just a heads up, this is not going to be chronological blog. I might be telling you about a long weekend in 2017 one minute, and then telling you about my first trip to the Dominican Republic in 2012 the next. Just bear with us….
PS – When I think of a travel blog I think of beautiful people hot footing around private islands, taking photos whilst swimming under waterfalls – but please note – this is not going to be your average travel blog; it’s not going to be in order, you’re going to read about us visiting the same places, and unfortunately we don’t tend to hop on 5 star luxury yachts or visit private islands. Although visiting the Swimming Pigs at the Exumas is on my to-do list, it’s not quite in my budget just yet!
We’ve just come back from a lovely sunshine filled long weekend in the Costa Del Sol. Just for info, me and M are creatures of habit – and I mean big style. We love to try new things, but if we find somewhere we love, we go back to the same place – why fix something that isn’t broken, right?
So this is our 8th time back to the same place since 2013. On our first trip here, we booked only 48hours for we were due to fly! The flight only takes 3 hours so it’s great for long weekend, and as we are now so familiar with the area, we feel relaxed from the minute we arrive.
This time round, we had amazing weather at 28 degrees and spent the days sunbathing, eating and drinking!
Let me introduce us, I’m N – I’m just your average girl who likes to go on holiday as much as possible, whilst working full time (the struggle is real with only 24 days holiday per year – plus restrictions on when I am able to take them!). I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Carribean, and Mexico has stolen my heart. To date I’ve been 3 times (twice to the Riu Tequila) and I just love it – the white sandy beaches, the turquoise sea and the amazing food.
M is my other half, he also works full time and also has a passion for holidays. He is the ultimate Sun God, he just has to look near the sun to get a tan that would take me a month to achieve. He could lie out in the sun from sunrise to sunset if I let him! He’s managed to see some amazing places in his life, including; Kenya, Maldives and Sri Lanka, so although I didn’t get to these places with him, we’ll still be including some of his memories within the blog.
Our very first holiday together was to the Riu Tequila in Playa del Carmen, Mexico in 2011. We booked it last minute and decided to go for a week. We went in August so it was super hot (which suited M down to a T), we had an amazing time and this is where our love of going on holiday together began.