Violet is going be two next spring. The magic age when flying is no longer free and they’re going to start charging us for our family vacations. She flies for free, on our lap, so it would make sense to go somewhere that we’re going to be able to enjoy every minute, right?
The first year we went on an all inclusive vacation with Olivia I was certain that I was going to hate it. A vacation wasn’t just sitting on a beach, a vacation was exploring. A vacation should be renting a car and driving around the islands of Hawaii. That was a vacation. This all inclusive vacation thing was going to be so lame.
Until, I loved it.
Loved the idea of room service while the kids are napping, love the idea of walk out to the beach in minutes and the idea of spending days alternating between the beach and the pool. I loved the shopping in local markets and the fact that I wouldn’t have to cook anything for an entire week. I loved the slushie drinks, down time, a la carte restaurant date nights and the convenience of an all inclusive vacation that came with traveling with kids. I love the fact that we didn’t pull out our debit/credit card for the entire week we were there.
So, we’re doing it again.
Now the decisions come. How do you choose where you’re going to go? Should we go to Mexico, where we are familiar with or look for golf vacations dominican republic so Jamie can hit the golf course a couple of times during the week? The property needs to be family friendly, four to four ½ star minimum, kids club, lots of activities and great pools and beach areas. Oh, and the food, the food needs to be great.