“On our next trip, I just want to lay on the beach.” Kevin has repeated these words every time we’ve come home after traveling for as long as I can remember. I’m not normally inclined to plan relaxing beach vacations, but I know our recent itineraries have been hectic and particularly hard on Kevin who has been working long hours over the past year. I’ve written before about wanting to slow down.
Last week in Jamaica, we did just that.
We spent the week on the beach, moving only to follow the shade as the sun crossed the sky, and drinking too many fruit blended beverages. I’m always on the move (ahem, ever in transit?) so it was hard for me to settle down, but I admit, it felt good to relax. It was my first ever low-key vacation that could reasonably be considered a “spring break”!
To Kevin’s dismay, I did sneak in a few off-resort adventures to explore the food, culture and communities on the island. We spent one day touring the rural and stunningly gorgeous Portland Parish and one day exploring the rapidly growing city of Ocho Rios.
Coincidentally, my food blogger friend, Rebecca, was in Jamaica at the same time, but we very narrowly missed meeting each other for lunch. She wrote this lovely post about her family’s Jamaican adventure.
But now we’re home and back to work — stories and photography coming soon. Until then, here are some of our Instagram photos from our Jamaica spring break: