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December 19, 2011 by Leanne Vogel October 4, 2017Hello from the land of humidity, heat, and sand! I’m enjoying a gorgeous Punta Cana morning – sitting out on our private terrace with my shaker cup of protein powder and coconut milk. If I’m lucky I’ll stay awake to see the sunrise in an hour or so. I can’t promise anything, though. I’m sure I’ve spent more time napping in the past 24 hours than I have in the last 2 months. Meh, what are vacations for, right? Our journey started in Calgary with a very, very early flight. We got some tea at Tim Hortons, hung out in the lounge, and Kevin admitted to having one too many mini croissants. We boarded the plane to Montreal with full bellies and heavy eyelids – a perfect combination to make the 4 hour flight somewhat bearable. Montreal was a breeze – a couple hours’ layover gave us a chance to find some lunch for Kevin, connect to the internet one last time, and line up for our next flight. It’s hard to sit still for 4 hours when you’re anticipating white sandy beaches and warm sun. We arrived quite late in the evening, but from what we could see, Dominican was beautiful! We got to walk out on the tarmac from the plane (something about this experience always makes me feel like a movie star). The lady at the customs desk was sweet, getting our luggage was a breeze, and finding our shuttle couldn’t have been easier. A quick 20 minute scary, winding, death defying drive through Punta Cana, and we were at the resort. Being the adventurers we are, we checked in, dropped off our luggage, grabbed our cameras and went out into the darkness to explore the massive property. The place is so big you need to use a map to find your way around. The best idea Kevin’s had on this trip was taking a picture of our villa before we went exploring. I don’t think we could have ever found it again had we not taken that picture. We stopped for some tea, Kevin drew me a heart in the sand, and then we passed out the minute we got back to our room. Day 2 began as any all-inclusive resort day should. Reserving beach chairs. It’s imperative that you reserve your spot early or you will be that person stuck lying in the sand all day. After that, we had a spot of breakfast and decided to take our cameras for a daytime stroll through the property. Overall, we’ve had a pretty enjoyable time so far. The resort we are staying at – the Iberostar Bavaro, is a large property, great for walking and exploring. All of the guests are spread out so it’s never crowded anywhere. Other than the beautiful beach, this is my favorite part. Other pros so far:
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HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.
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