Monday, December 31, 2012

Bienvenido a Dominican Republic

In January 2013, we went on such an unbelievable all-inclusive trip to the Domican Republic with the Bosch's. It was absolutely incredible and couldn't have been more perfect for the four of us.  We were all hesitant about choosing our location because we didn't know if it was "too good to be true" or whether or not we would be happy with the living conditions when we arrived.  Needless to say, we were apprehensive. When we arrived, we couldn't have been happier.  We were in some of the best rooms in the place, and it was amazing.  We went for NYE and it was super fun.

The four of us at dinner at La Choza in the DR -- they had the best eggplant parm there I have ever had in my life.

Went for a run and found this amazingly serene golf course.  It was stunning.

The boys played golf while Suz and I had was amazing.  After the massages, they spotted us!  We were so surprised we were at the same spot at the same time. :)

Suz and Me:

Cheers to such a fun trip!!

 The life, clearly.

I highly recommend visiting the DR - we had a freaken blast.  I would definitely go back.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

"Tanks" a Million!

Our first home exchange was a SUCCESS!

After purchasing our Cape Cod cottage in June 2011, I decided to make a listing on the home exchange site just like the movie, "The Holiday" with Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz.

We exchanged with a lovely couple from Ireland, Helen and Ray.  We did a simultaneous exchange, but were fortunate to meet them over in Ireland when we visited.  Here we are at Uncle Tom's Pub near their house.

We visited the Cliffs of Moher and boy was it windy and chilly.  The views were absolutely spectacular. Here is Jim and I at the cliffs.

We spent a few days in Dublin and toured around in a double-decker tour bus.  Dublin reminded me so much of Boston!

We spent a day at the Bunratty Castle, here I am with Mom and Dad:

European phone booth smooch!  And my Dad apparently flipping everybody off.....

Temple Bar -- my favorite night out while we were in Ireland.  It was such a cool experience, live music and awesome beers.

Ray is trying to speak "Boston" ...
Dad and Jimbo enjoying a Guinness at the Aran Islands.

"Tanks a mil" for reading this...