I thought I would tell you a few things I learned during this trip that we all can apply to every day life. At the end I will add the activities we did and links if you would like to travel to Puerto Rico someday. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message on my Ask Me Anything page.
1. Go with your person. This is how we should travel but also the way we should do life. There are certain people you DO life with - the every day knitty gritty - daily chills - they know the best and worst about you and they love you the same. Plan trips with those people. Plan life with those people. The ones who encourage you, make you stronger, challenge you and love you. If you don't have this person in your life, maybe it's time to allow yourself to be a little vulnerable. Share something with a friend that you haven't. If we are the only person who knows the ins and outs of our own heart, we will find ourself to be pretty stagnant and lonely. We won't try new foods. We won't do something a bit scary. We won't grow as a person and we won't change. If you want to make the most out of your trip and the most out of your life, be with the people who bring out that little bit of spunk you didn't even know was there.
2. Rest. Day 4 - the schedule said Old San Juan but our body said pool day. Listen to your body. Rest. Take deep breaths. Read a book. Take a bath. Rest well. Life's most enjoyable moments are most enjoyed when you have the energy to appreciate them. The same goes with any vacation, long or short. You can't plan an activity every day. You can't wear yourself out on life and drag yourself through it. Enjoy the little things. Allow for breaks during your busy schedule. If you're done with work at 5:00pm you don't have to schedule that appointment for 5:15pm. Give yourself some time. We watched TV and ate microwaveable pizza more times than we would like to admit on this trip. We got our fun in but we rested well.
3. Be on the lookout for something new. We had a plain ole beach day scheduled for the last day and we found ourselves renting surfboards and jet skis. We each tried something new this day and it was probably our favorite day of the trip. While you're on vacation, do something you've never done before. It will make the trip stick better. It was spontaneous and we each got to experience something new together. In your day-to-day life, look for new opportunities. Take a different route to work. Try something new with your hair. Register for an online class. Jump right into that yoga class with your friend. Make life stick.
Day 1: Always fly Delta. Don't plan anything for the first day.
Day 2: Catamaran / Snorkeling
Day 3: Rain Forrest and Bioluminescent Bay Tour
Day 4: Chill beach/pool day at The Ritz-Carlton.
Day 5: Rented a Jeep and drove to Luquillo Beach and Old San Juan. Explored the colorful buildings and a beautiful fort.
Day 6: Beach day - rented surfboards and jet skis.
Day 7: Travel Day
Day 8: Aromatherapy and Deep tissue Massages