Life Update

Life Update

Hi All!

It has been a few weeks since our last post, and I wanted to let everyone know what was going on...

We were minding our own business and enjoying our time with my parents in Longboat Key, FL the week of Labor Day when we got word that Hurricane Irma was headed straight for our home. We cut the week short, packed a few bags, (and Oly bear!)  and drove up to Pennsylvania where my parents live to wait out the storm. You can view our first vlog episode here!

Attempting to be a bikini model ;)  Bikini from  bikini.com

Attempting to be a bikini model ;)  Bikini from bikini.com

Drone shot of the pool at Veranda Beach Club

Drone shot of the pool at Veranda Beach Club

Longboat Key, FL. Bikini from  Bikini.com

Longboat Key, FL. Bikini from Bikini.com

We figured we would only be there a few days, but we ended up staying an entire week. We knew our apartment complex didn't have power and gas was very scarce. So we figured we would turn this into an unplanned "relaxing" vacation. We took Oly hiking in the mountains, visited a beautiful (and cold) waterfall, and spent some more quality time with my family. You can view our second vlog episode here

 

Cucumber Falls- Ohiopyle, Pa

Cucumber Falls- Ohiopyle, Pa

Walking Olyvia by the Youghiogheny River

Walking Olyvia by the Youghiogheny River

By Tuesday, we had received a text message from Royal Caribbean stating that our cruise for that weekend had been canceled. They were going to be using the Majesty of the Seas for Humanitarian efforts in the Caribbean. Can't be mad about that! Sure we were disappointed, as we had been looking forward to this getaway since the beginning of the year, but we can always reschedule for something even better. :) 

Anyways, when we returned home, everything was luckily undamaged, but we unfortunately still didn't have any power. That kind of threw off my plans for getting our lives back together a little bit before flying out to Cancun for our stay at the Thompson Playa del Carmen, but nonetheless, we did get everything settled during that hectic week and took off again!

We just returned from Mexico and had the BEST time. I will be writing an entirely different post on that soon!

ANYWHOOO ... I wanted to catch you all up since it looks like we have been slacking lately and did want to let you know that we were not able to take our trip to the Bahamas as scheduled. We are now back on track and ready for our next adventure!

 

Cheers!

A VERY Busy September

We have a very busy September ahead of us!

We are getting closer to doing what we love everyday… and that is traveling to new places together and documenting our experiences for our fans, like you! With that being said, I wanted to let you in on all of the fun things we have planned for the month of September.

Labor Day Week(end) – BOTH of our parents will be joining us at our Timeshare at Veranda Beach Club in Longboat Key, FL for the week. We are very excited to be spending more time with our parents since we live so far away from both of them and typically only see them 1-2 times per year. This will also be a good time for them to get to know each other better, since they met for the first time on our wedding cruise. Cullen and I will only be there for the long weekend but have the luxury to drive back and forth so we can still work throughout the week without taking any more time off… because…

1 WEEK LATER...

We will be going on the Majesty of the Seas to the Bahamas for the weekend! This is a 3-day cruise out of Port Canaveral with stops in Freeport and Royal Caribbean’s private island- Coco Cay. I wrote a brief post about why we booked this trip and what we are looking forward to last month, but since then, we purchased Day Passes to the Grand Lucayan Lighthouse Point All-Inclusive Resort in Freeport. This will give us something fun and relaxing to do while we are in port… and it is a beautiful location to take amazing photos and video. SO, let’s pray for beautiful weather!

Grand Lucayan Lighthouse Point. Photo Cred: xtns.org

Grand Lucayan Lighthouse Point. Photo Cred: xtns.org

Now, to the part I am extremely excited to share! We have been selected to showcase the Thompson Resort in Playa del Carmen that following weekend! We will be home for exactly 3 FULL days before we jump on a plane to Cancun. Neither of us have ever been to Cancun OR Playa del Carmen Mexico before, so this will be quite the experience. We will be staying in a Luxury King Room for 3 nights. We will also be doing a special activity with the group we are going with, so I am personally excited to see what that will be. There are plenty of food and drink options and we will be just a few short blocks from the beach. CANNOT WAIT for some authentic Mexican food and spend the weekend with my boo in a beautiful resort. I am positive we will vlog every day we are there and do an overall review, so be on the lookout of that after we return!

Thompson Playa del Carmen. Photo Cred: Thompson Hotels

Thompson Playa del Carmen. Photo Cred: Thompson Hotels

Griff and I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support as we continue along our journey. We are happy to announce we now have 109 subscribers on our YouTube channel and over 6k views since May. It’s so exciting to me because I know we are just getting started and the more we travel (which will be a lot in the next few months), the more content we can share with you and the better quality it will become! So, THANK YOU again for being patient and watching and reading our early content. <3