Going on Holiday without the kids
The last time hubby and I had a holiday with just us two, was when our oldest, who is now 18, was 9-months old. We booked a holiday for just the two of us and didn't think much of it - until the date crept up on us quickly, and I started to doubt whether I could leave my baby - there were lots of tears and I was very close to not going. With my parents reassurance (and with how much they were looking forward to looking after their baby grandson), I finally swallowed my anxiety and went. It was a lovely holiday - although I cried most evenings on the phone to my mum, missing my baby boy, hubby and I did manage to enjoy ourselves. Since then, I've never considered holidaying without the kids, and we've had many wonderful family holidays, but as they get older, it's something hubby and I have started to talk about - going on holiday, just him and I.
We've had some exciting conversations over the past few months; talking about our dream locations, our bucket list of destinations, and it's given us something to look forward to; for our first kids-free holiday, we want it to be a luxury destination, a dream destination... but probably a destination we've been too before.
Hubby and I have been to Cancun, Mexico a few years ago (we took our children), we went with friends where my best friend got married. It was an amazing destination and a great holiday. One we all vowed to return to one day, and it would probably be our preferred location to return with just hubby and me - no kids.
So, we have been browsing the website Destination2: Luxury Holidays and Long Haul Holiday Deals 2018/2019.
I feel in love with the place, but we went when we had two weddings, and our oldest two were quite young then and we stayed in the hotel zone, on the white-sand beaches. But, if we return, I would love to visit city itself, eat Mexican taco's and visit quieter beaches. We'd visit the national park of Isla Contoy, not only to see the variety of bird and plant species, but also Cobá, with its Maya ruins, jungle, and croc-infested lagoon - I always regret not taking the day trip when we were in Cancun last time, but it was too long a trip on the bus with small kids. We could even push it further and head even further south to Bacalar's lagoon.