Quick Trip To The Dominican Republic

A few weeks ago I prompted my Instagram followers with this question: is there a difference between a trip and a vacation?

The answer is 100% yes. My boyfriend and I have taken a lot of trips together. Trips that have tight time frames where we spend every day doing something and learning something.

But we just got back from a short vacation to the Dominican Republic and the difference is so clear. We did nothing and it was amazing.

We got to our hotel (VH Atmosphere) around 4 pm on Sunday, relaxed in the room, took a walk, headed to dinner and then went to bed early!

We woke up the next day without any alarms. Sat down for a coffee then some breakfast. Then we spent the entire day (getting kind of burned) by the pool. My boyfriend played in a darts tournament. And we read and talked and just relaxed. We ended the night with a great dinner.

We even made some time for the gym on Sunday after a day spent at the beach and pool.

While I know the Dominican Republic has much more to offer than the resort life – this was basically only a 2 day trip and we just used it as an excuse to relax. For once we feel good coming back from traveling and we’re happy to be home!

13 thoughts on “Quick Trip To The Dominican Republic

  1. I think the difference between the two ultimately depends on how a person WANTS to spend their time. The idea of doing nothing all day would drive me insane. Vacation for me is one where I don’t have to do any client or company work while travelling.

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      1. I can relax at home, so if I’m paying money to be somewhere else it’s to something in those locations that I can’t do at home. That’s a vacation for me. 😆 And yes, not checking the email is a requirement, but as a business owner I rarely have a choice in that.

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  2. I love this! I totally agree with this post. That was like when my boyfriend and I went to the Bahamas last winter it was so nice to just relax and not have to worry about anything!

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  3. There is definitely a huge difference between vacations and travel. Vacations are relaxing, not running around all day sightseeing or trying to squeeze in as much things to do as possible. I love both of it. Sometimes I just need one more than the other. Now I would probably need vacations. 😛

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  4. Nothing wrong with spending a couple of lazy days just relaxing and soaking up the sun. It recharges your batteries and can be so good for you. Trips are more about a little adventure and discovery I think.

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