About a month ago, one of my closest friends called me pretty upset about her vacation time. She had switched office locations and with the change also came a change in regulations.
While originally she thought she would be able to carry her remaining vacation time into next year, she actually had to use it all up before the end of the year.
With one week to spare she was deciding whether or not to just forgo her time off or have a little staycation. I immediately nixed both plans and thought it was the perfect opportunity for the two of us to jet off together for a fun girl’s trip!
When we first booked the trip it felt like it was a lifetime away, but October truly flew by and bam – the day to head off to Mexico was here.
And it feels like this vacation has come at the perfect time since I am definitely over this cold weather.
7 Things to Do on Your Next Vacation
Experience the Culture
Whenever I go away I always like to make a point to get to know the culture.
This time, I am excited to go on the San Sebastian tour to see some of the local historical sights and learn some of the back story of the incredible architecture there.
From what I understand, this is a city built way back in 1605 as a mining town and today it holds many historical gems. I can’t wait to see it all!
Catch up on Sleep
I love my sleep, but early mornings and busy nights this past week in preparation of our trip has left me… sleepy.
I plan to catch up on those ZZZ’s by ignoring my alarm clock for a few days and allowing myself to sleep until I wake up. Usually this is about 7:30A.M so don’t worry – I won’t waste my entire day!
Soak Up the Rays
During the summer, I love to sit outdoors and soak up the sunshine.
I plan to get my sunshine-fix while in Puerto Vallarta. Of course though, I will be pretty much bathing in sunscreen to avoid a sunburn.
Live in my Swimsuit
Well, not live in per-say, but I really want to make the most my time in the sun by sporting some cute bikinis and swimsuits while I am there.
I have so many adorable bikinis that I wait all year to wear in the summer, and this past summer I really don’t feel like I made the most of them!
I am making up for lost time by ensuring that I wear this vacation style essential on the daily while away.
Skincare, Spa Days, and Sweet Sips
I am always going to make a point on this trip to allot time for the things I usually don’t have enough time for.
I’d like to pack along a few skincare masks, deep condition my hair overnight, and indulge in some sweet sips – piña coladas here I come!
Sundresses, Sun Hats, and Sunglasses
Each winter, I pack away a majority of my summery clothes into those vacuum seal bags to hibernate for the winter, but this year I’ve delayed my little pack up session for this vacation.
I am bringing along all of my very favourite summer sundresses, sun hats, and sunglasses for this trip. I can’t wait to break out all of my summer style favouritesfor one more week before really throwing in the towel for winter!
Read, Read, and Read Some More
The last few months have been so busy that I’ve felt like I’ve put one of my favourite pastimes to the side: reading.
For our week away I am bringing to books that I’ve wanted read for forever – and I cannot wait!
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