Talk about an epic weekend! Hi everyone. It’s Brooke. I just got back from the most incredible weekend in San Francisco and want to share our adventures with you. I’m not saying we hit everything on our list because we didn’t come close, but we certainly tried to get as much in as possible.
If you are visiting Chicago and looking for an experience that is in a class of its own, a stay at the Four Seasons Chicago is a must. Every few months Brooke and I have a tradition of spending a mother-daughter weekend in Chicago, a thirty minute train ride from our home, but believe us this is no mere staycation–staying at the Four Seasons is the most rejuvenating getaway a girl could possibly dream of–a luxurious dream hotel for pampering both teen and mom!
Are three days in paradise enough to transform your wanderlust soul? In our opinion, absolutely! Our long weekend in the Cayman Islands could not have been more sublime. The perfect balance of adventure and relaxation during our three days at the most stunning and luxurious Ritz Carlton in Grand Cayman was the ideal tropical retreat. Within three days time, we had plenty of opportunity to explore, rejuvenate and have quality mother-daughter bonding time.
Written by: “Kristen and Brooke Abroad”
My teen daughter and I have always shared a wanderlust heart, so we recently decided to start blogging about our experiences. Over the course of this year, through our reflections, we have learned three greatly profound life lessons that we would have never realized if we didn’t share our passion for travel.
1. Don’t Put off ‘Til Tomorrow A Plane You Can Catch Today
I cannot tell you how many people, including family members thought, (and probably still think) I am verging on utter insanity. Comments such as “When are you going to get this travel thing out of your system?” or “Why aren’t you using your travel savings for upcoming college bills?” have been verbalized hundreds of times since our blog began. While these questions have made me ponder my sanity for a minute or two, they have honestly given vivid clarity to my beliefs: Life is short; the world is a gift. I will never be one of those people who wait until they are retired to travel, for we all know, well too much, how those stories end. As Brooke so eloquently stated, “Always eat your ice cream before it melts.”