When was the last time you went on vacation? Or a better question; when will you be going next? I came along on a business trip with my husband to the Dominican Republic and we added a few vacation days to unwind from all the craziness. We were staying in a spectacular resort with white sand beaches, beautiful blue water and very important; plenty gourmet restaurants to choose from.
Every time we went to lunch and dinner I studied the menu with excitement, ordered and waited in anticipation to enjoy the wonderful food. Unfortunately it was mostly disappointing.. The fish was overcooked, the meals too salty, the pasta not fresh, even the desserts weren’t worth the calories.. ! Argh I couldn’t believe it!
Food certainly influences my “pleasure rating” when I’m on vacation, so yes I might not come back for the food but we had a great time. The staff was really sweet, I got plenty of sleep, went zip lining and swam in the most magical blue hole. The blue hole is tucked away in the jungle and only recently opened for the public. The water is filled with minerals and of course I couldn’t resist diving in and letting my body soak up all the goodness, so refreshing!
The three things I was looking forward most on this vacation? Not having cell phone/internet reception, not having to do laundry, and not having to cook! What I couldn’t wait to do when I came home? To get behind my computer/phone, do laundry and cook! LOL As soon as I got home I whipped up a clean healthy meal. Sigh… home sweet home
News flash: In a few weeks from now we’re going to say goodbye to Miami and hello to NYC. After two years living in the tropics we decided to go back to the four seasons in the big apple. New adventures are calling and I’m super excited about living in the concrete jungle again. And I’m thrilled to take you with me on this journey!
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