Sunshine and Smiles

Sunshine and Smiles

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Travel To Your Heart's Desire...

We are home from our magical trip to Belize! It is no surprise to friends and family how much I love travel. I have always identified with the bohemian spirit. It speaks to my heart loud and clear and I understand the need to be a vagabond of sorts. I have always envied transient souls. It seems that a life of simplicity and the braveness you would need to pack up and just go would just fill my heart with adventure, excitement and a never ending want and need to roam. I love being a free spirit, but reality sets in eventually and I know I can't just wander through life. Needless to say, D, who knows my sweet soul so well, let me plan our whole trip. His only necessities- beach and sun. Easy peasy! I feel so lucky that I have such an easy going dude who lets me take charge once and a while.

How lovely it was to wake up each day solely by the sun without any sign of alarm clock sounds. I love getting up early but it was the greatest feeling to rest my body knowing I could just dream away for as long as I wanted.  The colors in Caye Caulker entranced me, greens, blues, purples, I couldn't get enough. Between the water and the little buildings this island was made for me. Bright, vivid, and delightful. Taking walks with D around town were some of the biggest things we did each day. Relaxation and rest were on our minds. I loved showering and letting my hair air dry, not wearing an ounce of makeup and tossing on my brightest clothing I owned.

I am madly in love with Central America. There is just something about being there, whether Costa Rica, Belize, etc. that brings so much joy and comfort to my heart. I feel at home. I feel beautiful.

Caye Caulker, Belize

Kiddos climbing in trees

Pure bliss.

Beautiful colors on the island

The Lazy Lizard at the Split

Sunsets like this each night

Ras Creeks' reggae boat

Tiny little town of Caye Caulker

Our hotel

Happy girl


About to jump in with the sharks and stingrays!

New friends

Words fail to describe the exquisiteness, the exotic marine life, crystal clear water, and the breathtaking coral reef. We had a guide that swam us through the barrier reef where we saw fish colors I couldn't believe, and eels that swam right next to us along the way. Swimming with sharks and stingrays as they swam through us and played with eachother was one of the most intense, amazing feelings I have ever had. We ate delicious seafood each day and night, and shared so much love and laughter. What a beautiful trip together.

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