I had grand dreams of hosting a huge 30th birthday bash with all my friends, renting a limo, and going to L.A. for a fancy dinner and a night out clubbing with lots of drinking.
The only problem was I don’t really drink anymore and I like to be in bed by 10 pm. So a night out on the town wasn’t really my idea of fun.
So I asked myself: what do I really love to do?
And since April is also the same month as our anniversary, I feel like we can go a little bit overboard.
So a trip to Cabo was booked to really truly reign in my 30th birthday in style (since I was actually really looking forward to this milestone birthday).
After worrying that we wouldn’t be able to travel at all this year because of Eric’s new job, I was able to book a trip within the regular six days off that Eric gets off due to his normal firefighter schedule.
We chose Cabo because it’s only a 2.5 hour flight and we could fly direct from our local airport (10 mins from our house) rather than driving to LAX.
Plus, we were able to book an all-inclusive, and utilized $600 worth of credit card points to help pay for a chunk of the trip.
Going to Cabo was the best decision!
All we did was eat, drink, and sleep. Unlike other vacations where you plan, plan, plan and do, do, do, this vacation was solely for drinking and eating–and that we did!
Eric even booked a couples massage for us on our last full day.
There was so much to do at the hotel we stayed at (full review coming soon) that the only time we left was for our dolphin swim outing–an item that I’ve had on my bucket list for a long time.
Overall, we had such a wonderful time that when I actually woke up on my birthday, I completely forgot for over an hour that it was actually my birthday! Good thing Eric remembered…
I guess forgetting things starts to happen at my age… 😉
After using $600 of credit card points, the trip cost us $1400 with roundtrip airfare, airport transportation, and all-inclusive hotel included for a five-day, four-night trip.
We had a fabulous time!
Go big or go home, right?