Isla Bella Beach Resort

Our final stop in Florida was Isla Bella Beach Resort. Being a brand new resort they were still under construction and training the staff, but we absolutely loved our few days there. I’m excited to see it completed, including the gym and spa. Marathon is the perfect central location to explore the Keys, but other than a sunset in Key West and one day on a boat we mostly stayed put. Avery  just wanted to be in the pools all day, and we were happy to relax and just be.

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Thank you for hosting us Isla Bella Beach Resort… we had a great time!

 

By | 2019-06-12T18:07:39+00:00 June 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Captiva and Sanibel Islands

We spent a few blissful days in Captiva after we left Orlando. I had heard of Captiva and Sanibel Islands many times but had never been there myself until now. We stayed in a little beach villa, rented a golf cart, collected a million shells (the abundance of shells is unreal), visited Sanibel Lighthouse Beach, ate lunch at the highly recommended Bubble Room (so, so good), took a boat to Caya Costa, and mostly just relaxed. It’s a very slow pace there, and I loved that about it. Captiva is definitely on our “return to” list to do and see some of the things we weren’t able to fit in this time around!

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By | 2019-06-11T16:49:55+00:00 June 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Four Seasons Orlando

After what felt like an eternal winter we had the pleasure of spending two weeks in Florida last month! We traveled a ton when the boys were growing up, but not as much since Avery was born, so this is the start of many more adventures together. Our first stop was Four Seasons Resort Orlando, and it was a little slice of heaven. We visited three different Disney Parks during our stay, but we opted for short visits with FastPasses and spent most of our time at the resort. We all had as much fun (if not more) staying put and enjoying everything Four Seasons has to offer.

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We had a good amount of rain during our stay, which can be a huge disappointment when you’re on vacation, but at Four Seasons the inconvenience is minimal, and there is plenty to do while you wait out the downpours. There are umbrellas at the exit of every building and a covered outdoor game area. Kids For All Seasons is also great for a visit rain or shine. Avery wasn’t old enough to stay by herself, but while hanging out with her there I watched older kids protest getting picked up by their parents. Yay for guilt-free drop offs!

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The zero entry family pool had a tiny slide that Avery went down approximately 5,000 times… it’s where we spent most of our time. The little playground on the property became part of our routine too… the perfect spot to dry out from all the swimming before heading to lunch.

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The splash zone is obviously a hit with little kids, and right behind it were two giant water slides that our big boys would have loved. Going down the slides was one out of about a hundred times I wished they were with us!

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Avery ran around the entire property with the pink Disney balloon for a solid two hours, and I followed with my camera because photo ops.

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Many thanks to Four Seasons Resort Orlando for collaborating with us on our stay. We can’t wait to go back and bring the whole family with us!

By | 2019-09-09T16:52:08+00:00 June 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eleuthera

Our original plan had been to go to St. Thomas to show our kids the spot where we got married 25 years before, but the hurricanes changed our plans. We couldn’t have chosen a better Plan B than Eleuthera… it ended up being one of our favorite places! Baby girl wasn’t 100% well the first few days, and you can tell in the pictures, but she recovered about halfway through. Good times!

Avery’s swimsuits are from Minnow Swim and Stella Cove, and our beach umbrella is from Sunday Supply Co.

By | 2019-06-12T16:56:26+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Categories: Family, Travel|0 Comments