Vacation Bound

I can’t believe that Labor Day is here already! This summer more than flew by. It went by so quickly, that I didn’t even have time to plan a proper end-of-summer vacation! But now we’re at that point there is no rush to pack in a vacation before school starts, I can schedule a get-away for later, like maybe when my home renovation is finally done, and I’m not my own project manger any longer. I’ll need it by then!

 via Visit Turks and Caicos

via Visit Turks and Caicos

One of the destinations we’ve enjoyed over the years is the Turks and Caios Islands. Whether we choose to stay in the more active Providenciales island (known as Provo), or rent something more isolated on one of the many small cays (T&C is comprised of over 40 islands), we’ve never been disappointed. Isolated beaches are a car ride away, or we’ll hire a boat ride for the day in in one of the developed resort areas. The water is always amazing, azure blue for as far as the eye can see. The climate of T&C is delightful almost anytime of year, mid-80s even in August, which is a delightful change from Texas, let me tell you!

  via Visit Turks and Caicos

 via Visit Turks and Caicos

Another family favorite destination of ours is Alys Beach, in the Florida Panhandle. It’s a planned community, but planned ever-so-sweetly with the flavor of a Mediterranean beach destination - not at all what you expect when of thinking of Panhandle resorts like Destin or Pensacola. Alys Beach is designed with nothing but gorgeous white plaster buildings, reminding me of Greece on the outside, but Morocco in the interiors which are filled with private courtyards and gardens. It’s a good day’s drive from Houston, but I love to gather family and friends in a house for a week or so. So special and relaxing, just swimming, making meals, playing games, and taking naps. A true paradise in our own Southern backyard.

 Via Coastal Living

Via Coastal Living

 via Alys Beach Rentals

via Alys Beach Rentals

I’d love to hear what your Labor Day holiday plans are? Whatever you do, enjoy your holiday!

Warmly, 

Beth