Birthday Vacay Recap.

Hello hello! I have missed you all. Lots of blog catching up to do this week. I got in from Puerto Rico last night but still got up to get a run in before work. 6 miles enjoying the cool spring breeze. It’s starting to heat up in Texas by the end of this week with highs almost hitting the 90s! Summer will be here before you know it.

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So my birthday vacay was nothing short of amazing! I spent a lot of it sipping rum punch, feet up in a hammock and bouncing around the colorful city of San Juan. I also got to see my best friend Nicole from college who I have not seen in 2 years! She is my favorite travel buddy.


We both got in Friday afternoon and went straight over to the Pina Colada club for dinner. I had this pina colada martini with toasted coconut on top. So marvelous. I need to recreate this at home.


Since we had been flying all afternoon that day was pretty chill. Then Saturday morning we were up for a workout at the fitness center. I ran 4 miles and threw some weights and medicine balls around.


Then we showered and had brunch at one of the many restaurants at the hotel. Egg white omelet, sweet tater fries and lots of tropical fruits. I could have eaten my weight in those sweet potato fries.


The rest of the weekend was mostly dedicated to hanging out at the hotel’s poolside bar and amazing private beach. I wish I could fold this place up and put it in my pocket. Then I would take it out whenever I was having a hectic day. Ahh…relaxation at its finest.


Sunday we worked out in the morning, had brunch then hit up the Bacardi rum factory. We got a little history lesson on how the rum was made and distributed. It was super fun and we sipped on mojitos and shopped at the gift shop afterwards.




Overall I had a lovely, relaxing vacation with my bestie! It was probably one of the most relaxing vacations I’ve had in a loonnnng time. Both Nicole and I agreed we are going to schedule some time to come back next year and explore more sights in sunny San Juan. The people, the culture, water…love everything about this place. Thank you Puerto Rico for showing us an amazing time!

How was your weekend? Looking forward to anything this week?

When’s the last time you’ve been on a relaxing vacation?

37 thoughts on “Birthday Vacay Recap.

  1. Happy Birthday to ya aaaand awesome pictures!! It sounds like you had a great, relaxing vacation with lots of fun in the sun!!! Sounds perfect to me!! XOXO!! Mmm, those drinks look totally yummy! The private beach picture is so peaceful and beautiful!! So glad you’re back (even though, I’m sure you’re wishing you were still vacationing).

  2. Stop with these pictures, looks like SO much fun! 🙂 I am so envious… I’m ready for my beach vacation next week! It can’t get here soon enough! I bet going to Bacardi was awesome. And dang, AWESOME job working out whilst there. 🙂

  3. Happpppy Birthday, Chelsea. Can I say ROCKSTAR for getting up to run 6-miles before work when getting in from vacation the night before??? I ALWAYS NEED A VACATION FROM MY VACATION. No joke. I always schedule off the next day bc I’m a wuss. HAHAHAH I’m so happy you had a wonderful vacation. Gosh, I’m pretty sure my last vacation was May 22, 2010 — our honeymoon in Hawaii. Wahhhh. I need a vacation, but looks like that might be to Pennsylvania for Sesame Place and Hershey Park. HAHAHAHA.

  4. I’d LOVE to go to Puerto Rico one day! I’ve heard it’s absolutely beautiful there! The pictures on your blog…..ahhhh…to sit in a hammock, drinking a mojito & relaxing on the beach under a palm tree….where do I sign up? Lol!!! I’m so glad you had a great time and had an awesome birthday! I think it would be fascinating to go to the Bacardi factory. Rum is one of my favorites! Last time I had a relaxing vacation….I don’t remember. 😦

  5. Looks like a fabulous way to spend your bday!!! I go on a relaxing vacay every year thanks to my parents desire to rent a beach house for the last 20 years. I would like to take a vacation like you though…tropical paradise, drinking and shopping!!! NJ is nice and all but it just isn’t the same as PR. glad you had fun!

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