Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Vacation with a Beach View

We treated ourselves to an early Christmas gift; A relaxing trip to beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico!

Before we even left Atlanta I commited to a few fitness goals during our trip. 

I posted my goals to Instagram for accountability. It worked I stayed active 4 out of 4 days.

Our hotel gym was great! 3 different cardio options, dumbbells, selectorized equipment, adjustable pulley, and core conditioning area. A fitness geeks haven!

It wasn't easy. One day I was really short on steps, so I danced around our hotel room to meet my goal. I figured dancing would be more fun than jogging in place. One morning I woke up and did not want to get out of our big comfy king bed. But, once I got moving I felt good and I just took a nap later in the afternoon.

I took the time to relax and enjoy San Juan too. It wasn't all just workouts. We stayed at the Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino located off the beach and surrounded by restaurants and stores on Anderson Avenue.

We sampled food from various restaurants.

Including a local dish called Mofongo. Plantains and meats, very satisfying.

Our hotel hosted multiple trips throughout the week. We booked a trip to Old San Juan and the Bacardi factory.  We visited 2 forts and shopped the historical streets of Old San Juan. Old San Juan was really beautiful.

The Bacardi tour was fun. It included a tour of the grounds, a history of the Bacardi family, a bar tending demo, and samples of rum.

I loved the set up of the tasting room. Designed to be a replica of a Havana club in cuba. The room and the bartender seemed to be plucked right out of an old movie. Great presentation and the Reserve 8 they let us sample was smooth and sweet.

We had a great trip! Next time we absolutely have to make a trip out to the rain forest. Hiking and maybe zip-lining, if I can conquer that fear of heights.

I hope you have a great Christmas Vacation!
Any big trips planned? Comment below and let me know about your adventures.

Health and Happiness,

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