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How to Travel Safely During a Pandemic

I am finally back from my recent trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and let me just tell you.... I REALLY NEEDED THIS! It’s so crucial that we don’t get so wrapped up into making a living...that we forget to enjoy LIFE.

I am beyond thankful for my amazing husband who always encourages traveling, whether it be traveling together, as a family, solo or with my girls (because all are important to me)... It's needed and I try to make it a priority! So thankful I have friends like my girl Erica who is always ready to travel at the drop of a dime, all she ever ask is, "send me your flight itinerary" she don't ask, "who's all going? ", she don't ask, "how much it cost?," she just be ready and she is such a great travel companion because we both like to travel and do our own thing and don't enjoy the pressure of feeling like we need to be together the entire time or need to do the same things when we're away. If one wants to sleep all day while the other go out and explore, that's what we do, we set our own schedules and move how we want and it makes traveling that much better.

Again, I'm grateful for my husband for holding down the fort. I'm also BEYOND thankful that almost 2 years ago I took a risk and quit my full time job--took on another SCARY opportunity, I got there and hated it after 6 months......decided one day while I was just sitting at my desk that I would walk into my supervisors office and put in a two week notice without even having a back up plan, but I wasn't worried, my husband has been asking me to quit my job for almost 10 years and I for certain know that he'll take care of us if I wanted to quit and stay home but I'm just not ready to do that yet ( I know, call me crazy). But with God's grace the employer I resigned from the first time asked me to come back with flexibility to work from anywhere and I can travel when I want. About 15 years ago I let go of all that fear, the fear of feeling like you would lose your job if you asked for time off (even when you have the time to take off). I told myself that I would not choose a career that took over my life and not give me flexibility to move around in my personal life like I want to. Everything was always about, "I need this job to take care of my family" or "what if I want time off and they find someone to replace me." Don't allow your career to take over your livelihood. You gotta Live! Don't be afraid to use those vacation days you've earned, they don't need to know your business, they don't need to know where you're going. JUST GO! Make traveling a priority if it's something important to you, even if it's only once a year. There is so much world to see, explore and learn about.

I stayed at the RIU Palace Baja California, it's an "Adult Only" All inclusive resort (this resort is only 2 years ago). This is a modern hotel, the hotel grounds and facilities are in awesome shape, and the staff at this hotel could not be more friendly and professional, Henry was one of my faves, would always stop and talk to us for a few minutes and always ensured we had everything we needed. The food at the buffets was decent and that had tons of options so you could always find something you like. My favorite at the resort was Pepe's Food by the pool, I think I had something from there everyday (i.e. fish, chicken, shrimp tacos), they even had ribs, burgers, buffalo wings, nachos, french fries, etc. I took an Uber when I wanted to leave the resort to explore or try more of the local food spots, make sure you check out "The Office" on Medano Beach if you want fresh-authentic Mexican food....So good!

At the resort I also booked a deep tissue massage at Renova Spa, staff was awesome and I'll just say this, I was on that massage table snoring hahahaha, it was that relaxing! We also did an ATV tour which was a lot of fun but it will definitely wear you out, be prepared to take a good shower and nap afterwards and I wouldn't recommend planning too many activities on the same day you do this.

One of the highlights of my trips was the "Sunset Cruise", whenever I have the opportunity to do this I make sure I make reservations, I just love the water and it's so relaxing, The cruise was about 2 hours, the views are amazing and staff was great. It included free drinks, chips & salsa. I had a great time and was able to take some amazing photos.