Each year in January, my husband and I go to Mexico on vacation – just the two of us.
No kids allowed.
When we first started this tradition eight years ago, our children hated that we went without them, and they were good at letting us know it. These days, they care less about the fact that we’re going away and more about what we’re bringing them back.
Fine. I can work with that.
Our solo vacations are filled with activities that you can’t do with kids around. While I would love to say those activities include rock climbing, ATV racing or scuba diving, that would be a lie.
We’re two full-time working, full-time participating parents, so when the kids aren’t around, our vacations include a lot of resting, relaxing, sleeping and floating.
Over the course of six days, we can usually only muster the energy to participate in one single excursion outside of the resort. This year we picked whale watching. Apparently, it was mating season, so we figured why not?
When in Rome…
Upon boarding the boat, we were greeted by what appeared to be the most educated, charming and passionate tour guide on the planet. Her name is Lisa. Lisa is a marine biologist who has dedicated her life to traveling around the world (Iceland, Mexico, Australia, Costa Rica) to document whale migration and educate others about these amazing creatures.
Lisa has a serious love of whales.
You can tell a lot about a person within the first thirty seconds of meeting them. I needed less than half that time to discern that Lisa was put on this earth to teach people about whales.
Good, we picked the right tour. Continue Reading