VACATIONS TO BEAT THE WINTER BLUES
Now that the holidays are over winter is just COLD. The only thing I am looking forward to is a sunny and warm day! We are getting a polar vortex or something that is some kind of awful coming our way and I can't help but day dream about being in a tropical location... or honestly, just anywhere that isn't -20 degrees! I think it is safe to say that I have caught the winter blues! I've put together a list of some of the warm and beautiful places Ryan and I have travelled that I can not wait to go back to to help boost your mood!
If you guys have been following for a while you know that my family has gone to Aruba yearly since I was a baby. It is one of my FAVORITE places in the world and I can't wait to get back there. I seriously want to continue this tradition when Ryan and I have kids! Not only is it not super expensive, but it is also beautiful and the locals of the island are the nicest people - probably why they call it ONE HAPPY ISLAND!
2. Costa Rica
If it was up to Ryan we would probably never go anywhere else besides Costa Rica! We have been a bunch of times and hope to one day own property down there. The best thing about Costa Rica is that you can go from exploring hanging bridges in a cloud forest to climbing a volcano to laying on a pristine beach in just a few days!
3. Key West
There are plenty of places in the U.S. where you can cure your mid-winter slump. The Florida Keys, aka "America's Caribbean Islands," are a great and budget friendly destination. My favorite of the Keys is Key West, and I visited with my family last winter. You can get a taste of the beach as well as some great history.
One of my favorite trips in the US that Ryan and I have taken together was our trip out to Big Sur. While it wasn't super warm when we went, it is beautiful in ANY season and right now would probably be an amazing time to go! Wouldn't you rather have 60 degree weather than -20! C'mon!
I know it sounds crazy but this cold and dreary weather can really affect your mood. I really believe that the only cure is to flip your negative attitude upside down with some tropical travel! Even just planning a trip and having something to look forward can get you out of your mid-winter slump!
Do you have any recommendations of where we can go next to put some pep in our step?!