Have Twins, Will Travel

Someone Else’s Life

Provodenciales, Turks & Caicos – Just back from a long weekend in the islands, where I was staying in a luxury resort, lounging on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and indulging in gourmet food and drink, all without my family. It was so weird.

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Don’t get me wrong, it was lovely. The resort–Grace Bay Club–was classy as all get-up, with three gorgeous swimming pools and awesomely attentive beach attendants. Our itinerary–centered on the Caribbean Food & Wine Festival–was packed with multi-course meals and wine pairings. It was too much eating and drinking, of course, but the food and wine (and rum!) were amazing. The suite that I shared with my colleagues was enormous, and the turn-down service was nothing short of ridiculous. (Rum! Chocolate! Fruit sushi!)

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I enjoyed the weekend, but it left me wondering… Who does this? I’m not sure that luxury resorts and over-indulging are really my thing.

On my last day, I sat on my private patio, sipping complimentary champagne and staring at the gorgeous turquoise water. It felt like I had been living someone else’s life for a few days. Was I ready to give it up and return to my┬ásmall, crowded house, my $10 bottles of wine and my two wild and crazy kids?

What do you think?

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