Monday, March 22, 2010

Guest Blog #3: Mexican Getaway

Guest Blogger #3:  Brittany Lee

Who wants to go to the beach?

This is about the time of year I start dreaming of the beach. I live in Colorado and spring is very tricky. One day the high is 67 degrees and it is sunny and beautiful. I can walk my dogs in a t-shirt. The next day it is 27 degrees and snowing! I will be shoveling my driveway in my boots and coat. It is really when this occurs that I start thinking of ways to get myself to the beach as soon as possible!

The last few years my husband and I have made an annual trip to Mexico. We have visited a different area every time and every trip was very different. One thing is for sure, Mexico is perfect for a beach getaway! Here are 5 reasons why:

1. You can get great deals at travel websites such as Expedia and Travelocity where you can book your hotel and flight together and save some of that hard earned cash!

2. Since Mexico has become such a popular destination, there are direct flights from many U.S. airports. I don’t recommend driving when you are in Mexico. The laws are a little less rigid, okay very less rigid. It can be scary and is completely unnecessary. Most hotels have shuttles to and from the airport. Another option is cabs, which are fairly inexpensive.

3. All you need is a long weekend! With Mexico’s proximity to the U.S. and access to direct flights, you can get your beach fix in just 4 days! I prefer 5 days. To me it is the perfect amount of time for a getaway!

4. All inclusive hotels are a gold mine! If you go to Mexico, STAY at an all inclusive hotel. All the food and drinks are included in your price. Most large, and several medium to small hotels in Mexico are all inclusive or have an all inclusive option so it shouldn’t be hard to find one that works for you. This makes your vacation so much easier! I do recommend taking a cab one night into town, walking around, and sampling the local fare. You will get a taste of Mexico you will never forget!

5. Whether you like to lie on the beach or prefer a more active vacation, Mexico offers both! I have done my share of lying on the beach, but I have also snorkeled, kayaked, and visited amazing ruins! Many all inclusive hotels offer snorkel gear, kayaks, etc., that are also already included in your price! Mexico has something to offer for everyone!

Here is the place I am dreaming of right now-Puerto Vallarta! Maybe I will make my way there soon, but for now I have this picture as my screensaver!


 See, I told you... you want a margarita now!  :)  Thanks, Brittany!


  1. oh I want to go to the beach SO badly right now!!!

  2. Sign me up! Mexico sounds fabulous right about now!

  3. since I happen to be in the middle of a blizzard at the moment, Mexico and that margarita sound nice;)


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