T&T Take on the DR!

It's officially been a week since Thomas and I returned from the Dominican Republic. It has taken a full week to post this because I seriously needed a vacation from my vacation. I returned home with a serious cold, which was headed for the path of bronchitis (thanks steroids and meds for kicking that!) our sweet pup was sick, and neither Thomas nor I wanted to do anything. AT ALL! I pretty much took a week off from being an adult, spent 95% of my time in bed, and just chilled.
Here's a little recap of our trip!
We stayed in Punta Cana, at Punta Cana Princess. I have stayed at their sister resort, Grand Sunset Princess, with my family, in The Riviera Maya, you can read about our Mexican adventures HERE.
I may have taken this at the end of our trip, but this is our perfect little room!We had a sunken living room, a balcony with a wonderful view, a massive Jacuzzi in the room and a bathroom to die for! Needless to say, it was beyond easy to relax in this retreat.
I was so in love with the cabin feel on the ceiling of our suite. It was to die for! 
It was so nice to just relax by the crystal clear water and white sand.
Thomas decided to upgrade us to the Platinum Suites, and we were both so happy we did! We had access to the beach beds, which made laying by the beach that much better!

One of our excursions was driving sand buggies through the town to Macao Beach! We were also able to see where and how coffee, vanilla and cigars are made on the island.
This is my favorite picture, from the entire trip!
think I may have driven just a tad bit better than Thomas. But he'd never admit it. They were definitely harder to drive than we expected.
Did I mention Thomas dove in to a freezing cold cave? It was so beautiful, but just a tad too frightening for me.
Ever had something that was "Passion Fruit" flavored? Well this is it! It tastes NOTHING like they make it out to be! Its texture was similar to a pomegranate, but its seeds were much larger and it was a bit more tart. Thomas loved it! I stuck with my fresh pineapple!
I'm so thankful we were able to go on this trip. Thomas and I have such busy lives, especially in the summer, and it really allowed us to connect on another level while leaving all of our responsibilities at home! This was such a wonderful vacation, and true to Thomas' fashion, he was already planning our next getaway before we even touched down in the US! 


  1. I'm so jealous!! Your trip looks amazing. What a chic room! I love the ceiling. Even the water in the ice cold cave looks nice and clear. So glad you guys had a great time! I always seem to need a vacation from my vacations too. You really need that "recharge" time.

  2. Your trip looks amazing! Glad you had so much fun. Sorry to hear that you were sick after coming home but at least you're feeling better now!

  3. This looks amazingly fun! What a fun take on a retreat- glad you had a great time (:

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  4. looks like such a fun trip!

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  5. It sounds (and looks) like y'all had so much fun! But I totally know what needing a vacation from your vacation feels like!

  6. Oh my gosh -- this looks like so much fun!
    Seeing your photos makes me miss the beach and crystal clear waters so bad.
    I'm glad y'all had a blast.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  7. Your vacation pictures look amazing! Having major envy on you spending time at the beach and your tan!! Gorgeous!

  8. I have had so many friends go to the DR lately, you look like you had just as much fun as they did!!! I hope you start feeling better soon!!

  9. Y'all look like you're having the absolute best time!!! I want to visit DR!!

    Nicole // Chronicles of Home

  10. I am so jealous! I miss the beach so much! I want to go back so badly! It looks like you're having so much fun!

  11. Looks like you had the greatest time ever! The photos are so fun and pretty!

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  12. Aww, looks like you two had a wonderful time! Everything looks so amazing! Glad you're feeling a lot better!
    xx, The Southwestern Prepster

  13. Your vacation looks so AMAZING! Those photos are absolutely darling, and I love love love that ceiling!

  14. What cute photos! It looks like you had an amazing time

  15. Love this post!!!! I totally know what you mean about sometimes needing a vacation from your vacation once you get home! DR looks amazing! It's at the top of places I want to see list!!

    xo Ashley

  16. This looks like you had a great fun!! All pictures are so fun and pretty!

  17. You guys look like you had an amazing time. It's crazy how you can't wait to leave for vacation, then don't want to return but when you do, you are exhausted from your vacation. lol it happens to everyone! Well that shows you had a great vacation!!! Great pictures.

    xoxo Dani

  18. It looks like y'all had an AMAZING time! I'm so jealous. Adding DR to my wanderlust list! I wouldn't have been able to jump into that cold cave either. I'm all about doing things for the experience, but that would have terrified me!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  19. It looks like you had a blast... although I'm sorry you were sick when you came back! Why do we always need a vacation from a vacation!? Those beach beds look amazing!

  20. Wow. You really had fun I guess. And , lol, you do need a vacation for the vacation. Hahaha. Welcome back home

  21. It's crazy how sometimes you need a vacation after your vacation, haha. I'm glad you're getting back on your feet, and it looks like you had a great time!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  22. That sand buggy excursion looks so fun! Also, that water! I want to go!

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