For the past 4 years we’ve spent Easter on vacation. With the weather in Wisconsin unpredictable in March/April and a holiday at work for Good Friday it has always seemed like the perfect time to getaway. We were late to the planning party this year in that we didn’t solidify any plans until about 10 days before leaving. Spontaneity at it’s finest, eh? I had been trying so hard to make a trip to the Caribbean work- particularly St. John or St. Thomas in the USVI but it just was not meant to be. Maybe next year…?
We had very few options as I had already omitted anywhere on the east coast and we were cashing in air miles. That narrowed the search down to Austin, Las Vegas, Los Angeles or San Diego. We’ve both been to Vegas and LA multiple times so that seemed nonsensical and while I desperately want to visit Austin I figured it’d be easier to learn more about San Diego in 10 short days.
So with very little preparation we booked a $5 flight to San Diego.
The Easter vacations have always been good to us and this one was no exception. The vacations do seem to be getting quite a bit less exotic I’m noticing, but that’s okay. We are turning this into somewhat of a tradition and I really love looking forward to it…
April 2013 | San Diego, CA
Stay: Westin Gaslamp San Diego
April 2012 | Seattle, WA
Five days spent visiting iconic landmarks like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and Kerry Park. This is a little big city… we walked everywhere and wished hard that we could someday call this state our home. My heart belongs to Washington.
Stay: The Maxwell Hotel
April 2011 | La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Quite possibly my most favorite vacation to date; we spent 8 days exploring the Arenal area of Costa Rica. With picture perfect views of the active volcano and adventures galore (like waterfall rapelling, zip lining, and white water rafting) every minute was memorable.
Stay: Nayara Resort & Spa
April 2010 | Soufriere, St. Lucia
The most lavish place we will ever stay in our ENTIRE lives. Spent 8 lazy days doing nothing but pinching myself. The Jalousie has been recently renamed to Sugar Beach and attracts the likes of The Bachelor and Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. We lounged on the beach, hiked the Gros Piton, ate like it was going out of style and dipped in our private plunge pool.
It’s always fun to take a trip down vacation memory lane… especially when this week has been sprinkled with ice storms and snow!