and I am not…AT ALL…looking forward to it. I mean…for some reason…I feel like 30 is the birthday I am going to dread the most. There is just something about saying “I am in my 20’s” that I love. But who knows…maybe I can make 30 EVEN BETTER!!!
And the first way I am making 30 even better is by asking for an amazing 30th birthday gift…a 7 day cruise to FOUR…yes I said FOUR…amazing countries. My husband has given it the greenlight and so in December, I will be traveling to Mexico, Grand Cayman, Honduras, and Belize. I am beyond excited to be a jetsetter and cruiser for this trip.
Apparently, Grand Cayman and Isla Roatan have some of the best BEST best snorkeling in the world. I can’t wait to get up close and personal with my friends the fishies…no SHARKS though…just fishies that can’t eat me. Maybe I can even get some great deep sea fishing in while visiting Cozumel, but even if I can’t, I simply adore gazing at all the beautiful creatures under the sea.
Our first stop on the lovely Carnival Cruise ship, “the Legend” will be to Cozumel. I love Cozumel, but personally, I am more excited about the next stop at Grand Cayman Island.
I can’t wait to visit the 7 mile beach which is pictured above. Doesn’t it look absolutely lovely. I can already imagine myself lounging in my bikini…sh**…I had some fattening Wendy’s for lunch…oh well!!! Anyways, doesn’t it look lovely?? LOL…I cannot wait!!! Another huge reason I am excited for Grand Cayman is this…
Stingray City!!!! Apparently..there is a whoooooole city of stingrays that swim around your legs and suck squid out of your hand…YIPPPPEEEE ~ I can’t wait. It sounds amazing to me!!! They are such beautiful creatures!!!
The next place we are visiting that I am incredibly excited about is Isla Roatan, Honduras. I hear this little island has the ABSOLUTE BEST snorkeling in the world. And look…
isn’t it beautiful. A lot of the excursions that are offered on cruise ships are lovely BUT expensive. So I always look for things to do that are safe and fun but NOT offered by the cruise ship. Apparently, Isla Roatan has a gorgeous butterfly sanctuary that only costs $5 US dollars to enter and you can take a bus there from the pier for a mere $.80 US cents. So, for a lovely $5.80 US dollars, we can see butterflies like this…
and have them float around your head and land in your hair!!! WOOT WOOT!!! It doesn’t get better than butterflies dancing around you in one of the most beautiful places on earth!!!
Belize City is another stop on our lovely trip. Although I have ALWAYS ALWAYS wanted to visit Belize, this ship docks in Belize City. Now, I am sure Belize City is lovely, but it is a city and I love the islands. I still have to do some more research on this location, but the one thing I really hope to do someday is to take a helicopter ride over the Blue Hole. Pretty amazing right???
So this is how I am battling the 30 year blues. I think adding a 30 year old PAR-TAY to the mix would be super and give me something to look forward to instead of dreading that day!! Have any of you visited any of these places?? I would love some suggestions on where to visit and what to do while I am there!!! I would especially love some information on Belize City. I feel like I am being unfair to this place because I can’t find any great information on it in my guide books. If you have visited Belize City, please leave a comment and tell me how wonderful it is!!!
I am slowly but surely realizing that my life has been pretty extraordinary for being only 30 years old. Perhaps the key to understanding how to deal with 30 is realizing that I am a very lucky girl to get to travel to all these amazing places with such amazing people!! I certainly have a lot to be thankful for!!
Besides, I am starting to think that 30 is absolutely the hottest and funnest age of all…at least, until I turn 31 that is
Happy Fishing ~
LIZZY aka The Fisherbabe