Thursday, November 13, 2008

I'm Back! And in Love...


So I got back yesterday evening and just wanted to pop in to say that my trip went fantastically well. I wish I were still there now since NYC is currently making a lousy case for why it's better here than in Cancun (it's 53 degrees and rainy, boo).

I was up and out early every single day to enjoy the warm weather and gorgeous scenery and I got a lot of writing, reading and relaxing done. I left the mopeyness here and didn't feel an ounce of sadness or loneliness while I was out there. Actually, that's not completely true since it's a bit tough to not feel any loneliness when you're alone in such a romantic place surrounded by lovey dovey couples.

In fact, I've totally fallen in love with traveling by myself! Dinner for one was a piece of cake (with some chicken in lemon sauce, mashed potatoes and strawberry daiquiries) and the waiters were all so attentive (bonus: you don't have to worry about looking like a famished beast when you reach for the last piece of bread on the table). I came and went as I pleased, took naps when I felt like one and developed a nightly ritual where I would go sit out by the beach and just listen to the waves rolling onto the shore. I'm already wondering where to go next!

Either way, I had a wonderful time and will be back with more details and pictures! It's nice to be home, but seriously, I'd so rather be on vacation.

21 comments :

  1. Welcome back, can't wait to see more pictures and the details!

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  2. yay so glad you had a good time!

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  3. I'm so glad you are back!
    youa re so brave traveling by yourself!
    I might just follow your lead.

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  4. Welcome home!!!!!!!

    Gosh, the beach looks so nice.

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  5. I just stumbled across your blog. You've inspired me to give traveling alone a chance.

    I love Cancun! Which resort did you stay at?

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  6. Love the pic...so jealous you got to go to paradise....and jealous that you got to sit and listen to the ocean...I guess I could take a drive to the shore...but totally not the same....and being by yourself..at least the only person you have to entertain is you....can't wait to hear more stories....

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  7. welcome welcome... what a dream to be in paradise alone! I think I need to take your advice and hit some kind of sandy area. So glad your back safe.

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  8. Thanks for the welcome guys! I fought the temptation to get online like the plague and said I wasn't going to park myself in front of the computer once I got back, but well... old habits die hard.

    Himbo, I saw you over at Gabby's blog earlier and was going to drop in for a visit later. Thanks for stopping in!

    And I stayed at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa. The (cheaper) hotel I had originally reserved a room in accidentally overbooked so JetBlue (which I totally heart!) upgraded me at no extra cost. It was Heaven!

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  9. Yay!!! Glad you had a good time. I'll call you later to discuss! :)

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  10. N V.

    I haz it.

    What a beautiful picture! I hope you post more. Glad you enjoyed your time!

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  11. Welcome home. Sounds like it was a wonderful trip. I only travelled by myself once....spent about 3 months hopping Greyhounds visiting my family (which is spread to the 4 corners of the states I swear!). Wish I could say it was for relaxation....but then I'd be lying.

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  12. Welcome back! I'm never been on holiday alone before. It does sounds really fun and deifinitely relaxing. I think you'd have to bring lots to do though - writing and reading, like you said! xx

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  13. Aw thanks, Dorkys Ramos!

    The JW is awesome! I stayed at the Hilton Resort next door to the JW a couple of times. Loooved the swiim up bar! Drank sangria from the moment I stepped off the plane... DELICIOSO!

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  14. Welcome back, and it looks like an incredible place to vacation... I think we all wish we were there right about now. 40's and rainy here too. boo. I feel the sentiment :)

    Glad you had such a wonderful time and could enjoy the silence and the time to yourself!!

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  15. Welcome home!! I'm glad you had such a good and relaxing time....it sounds divine!

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  16. Welcome home! I've never travelled alone alone like that. But I can see how relaxing it would be only be responsible for yourself. I can't wait to hear all about it, and to see pictures. Anyplace warm is where I want to be right now.

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  17. Glad to have you back - your guest bloggers were great. Good choices!

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  18. Welcome back, my girlfriend!! I love the photo and I am glad to hear you had a fabulous time!!

    xo

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  19. I don't have enough guts to even BOOK a trip alone. My boo would have a fit, and my whole family would sing a chorus of "eres una pollita" which translates loosely as you're too naive and can't walk around like a little traveling "chick"- you know, the baby chicken is what I'm referring to.

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