Howdy, kiddos! I'm (still) out of town and my friend, Katy, graciously agreed to guest post (aka woo the pants off of you crazy kids) while I'm running amuck in Chicago.
That's right. I said amuck.
Katy is a fellow DFW girl was lucky enough to meet at a blog meet up once upon a time (me thinks it was about a year ago? how is THAT even possible?!). She's super cute, super fun and totally fitness and healthy lifestyle chic. You know... all the things I want to be when I grow up.
If you haven't visited her blog, think pretty thoughts, I give you permission to go there now. Just come back over here, k?
Hey friends! I'm Katy from think pretty thoughts. It's a blog about pretty stuff and healthy living. Super original, I know.
I had the privilege of meeting Julie through a network of bloggers in the area we live. She's basically as funny and down to earth as she is on her blog. I love that! Plus, she really knows how to put down a beer...which is kind of hot. Aaand now I stop publicly crushing on Julie.
Since Julie's on a (somewhat) vacation, I thought I'd share my own little thought on vacations. For me and my husband, all-Inclusives are where it's at. I do realize this is the 'typical' american way to visit mexico and the other affordable countries, but guess what... I'm American.
1. It's for the cheap I love a good sale, especially when it involves me laying on a beach doing nothing. I usually find the best sales for all inclusive hotels through bookit.com (i swear, there's a new one every day) and have really great experiences with each place visited. Not to mention my husband that loves a good beer, so we always see it as a good deal when said beer is hand delivered for free. It's the feeling that counts.
2. It's for the lazy Even though it's not 1998 anymore, I still enjoy an umbrella in my drink from time to time. And when I'm on a beach I'm usually too lazy to make it happen. All-inclusives always have the sweetest wait staff delivering fun, beachy drinks with a chipper attitude and an adorable accent to boot. Maybe they just want my tip money but either way we're usually friends by lunch time. That's irrelevant. All-inclusives are for the lazy like me because I really like umbrellas.
3. It's for the hungry I'll admit, the Ritz Carlton probably has better food than Club Royal XII, but I personally love a good omelet bar when I see one. The fact that I can go back for my 6th omelet and not be charged (or judged) doesn't make me feel bad about myself at all. Hey - if I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna do it right.
See, aren't you convinced that all-inclusive vacations are the way to go? I mean... they even have water aerobics in 5 of the 7 pools available. Oh I am so there!
Y'all have fun!