We’ve been on the road now for nearly 5 years and due to misconceptions, fears or uncertainties, none of our family members have come to see us overseas…
I’m very delighted to report that my daddy and his partner made a decision to travel to Grenada! They just left back to Canada on the 1st of September after an amazing two weeks of kicking back and exploring. The Caribbean isn’t the easiest (or cheapest) destination to get to, so we were both very delighted that they made the effort to come this far south.
We’ve got company!
We both get so ecstatic when we’re planning a trip or are about to try something new in our lives. Whether it’s a change of location or trying out a new career, we’re always open to unique places, people and experiences.
Over the years we’ve observed similar actions from lots of of our pals and family back in north america when we tell them our big travel news…
“We’re moving to China for a year!”
“Why would you want to go to a place like that? It’s so crowded.”
“We’re backpacking through Southeast Asia!”
“That’s so far away and isn’t it dirty?”
“We’re going to Iran!”
“It’s too hazardous there!”
We find their actions somewhat hard to believe and we’ve always said that if our family would just come and check out us abroad, they would have a absolutely different outlook on the destinations we visit, and realize why we love travel so much.
I guess all it took was for Nick and I to travel somewhere “normal”?!
Living in Grenada for the past 5 months has been incredible and we were really looking forward to showing our company around this island paradise, and introducing them to spare Dog!
Since this was our first time having family visit, we were both a bit anxious, nervous and ecstatic (well, maybe that was just me…Nick was much a lot more calm, amazing and collected).
They were coming during hurricane season so I was regularly checking the weather reports and stressing out about every little detail! Not to mention the fact that we’ve never spent two consecutive weeks together. would it be too long? would we get on each other’s nerves?!
I wanted everything to be best for the big check out and made a decision that the best way to lay out all of the things to do in Grenada would be to put it all down on a whiteboard. We provided our much-loved beaches, hikes, restaurants, activities, sights and must-try meals and figured they could have a look at the board and do as much, or as little, as they wanted.
The messy whiteboard filled with activities
Of course, as soon as we met them at the airport, all of my worries melted away and I knew we were going to have an epic visit. They checked in to the cottage ideal beside ours and they absolutely loved the property, how could they not?
(Looking for somewhere to stay on the island? check out mount Cinnamon Grenada – a sensational boutique property!)
The check out had a terrific balance of relaxation and activities, with some jam-packed days, and some chilled out ones. We hiked to various bays and points, checked out waterfalls, swam in the sea, enjoyed a crab racing match, listened to a local steel band, took pleasure in sunset with cocktails, circumnavigated the island, learned about the chocolate making process, checked out a rum factory, sailed and snorkelled up the coast, wandered through the colourful capital city, ate side-of-the-road chicken and ice cream, chilled at funky beach bars, checked out nearby islands…and found time to kick back at home with beers & BBQ!
Good times in Grenada
Stay tuned for videos and articles about our adventures together in Grenada.
I really took pleasure in being able to share with my daddy what my life is like. He turned 60 this year and I turned 30, so this check out was also a late celebration of our birthdays. spending a holiday together in the Caribbean gave us so lots of a lot more memories and experiences than just sitting at home together in Canada would. I’m delighted to report that we all got along, and that the weather was fantastic!
Yippee! A terrific visit.
It was terrific to spend this fun time together and considering that Nick’s and my lives are now lived on the road, I hope that this is just the beginning of us having family check out us abroad…or us checking out them on their travels.
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