Caleb and I met in 2009, it was love at first sight...for him and I came around a week later. We were married 5 short months later and have been blessed with 4 crazy/beautiful children. If we've learned anything in those years it would be that LAUGHTER is the best couples therapy. We love sharing ways to have fun and create memories with your families. Thank you for being here and your continued support. We hope we can add a little joy to your day!
- Caleb & Kelsi
Is anyone else a different person on vacation? Just me? I know there are more of you out there. Don’t get me wrong, Kelsi is definitely more laid back and easy goin on vacation, but I honestly turn into a whole different version of myself. AKA Vacation Cabe. Not to be confused with Cowboy Cabe, or Coach Cabe…. I wanted to share a few of our favorite vacation spots we have hit and hope to get back to at some point in the near future. I would love to hear your favorite recommendations as well.
Xcaret Cancun Mexico-
Is there anything better than an all inclusive resort? You will have a hard time changing my mind if your answer is yes. Mexico has been a go to vacation spot for us over the years. Its quick and easy to travel to, we love the food, and we love the people. Understand that not all of the resorts are created equal. Early in our marriage we stayed at some lower end resorts and although it was still a blast, the food, rooms, and amenities were definitely sub par. I remember waking up one morning and my lip felt like it was hanging to my waist… had to have been the stale nachos I had the night before. Our whole view of All-inclusive was changed the minute we walked into the Xcaret. All you can eat 5 star restaurants at every turn, the rooms were fit for a king, and the resort amenities could keep you busy for weeks with paddle boarding, canoeing, zip lining etc. If you are looking for a relaxing, put on 10lbs type of vacation I can’t recommend this resort enough.
This was definitely more of an adventure type of “vacation” if you can call it that. The Oregon coast literally blew our minds. The landscape is like Hawaii meets the Rocky Mountains. We hopped in an RV with another family, the Sutton’s and hit the road. Our first stop was Astoria OR, well known for the shooting of the hit film The Goonies. When in Astoria it’s customary to greet each other with the ‘truffle shuffle’. If you don’t know what that is I can have Kelsi demonstrate one of these days. From there we worked our down to New Port OR. We stayed at Air BNBs along the way and took each day as it came. No specific plans, just exploring. When we ask our kids what their favorite vacation they’ve been on, its always unanimous, and emphatic Oregon Coast!
The thing I love most about Hawaii is that you can get amazing adventure with relaxing beach in one spot. Hawaii is definitely a place I want to explore more of. We went on a fun bamboo hike off the road to HANA, drove along the coast looking for some mysterious banana bread that was sold out when we got there, rode waves that felt like 40 ft swells (pry were 5 or 6 feet), snorkeled with turtles at black rock beach, and ate some overpriced but delicious food. I have heard people say “the beach is the beach”… that’s false. The landscape of Hawaii mixed with the white sand gives it a definite leg up on the beach experience IMO. We stayed at the Ritz Carleton and although nice, wasn’t worth the money. I think for our next Hawaii outing I want to find a fun Air bnb.
We have big plans for future travels but I really want to hear from you! What are your must sees and dos? There is so much to see and do and can get overwhelming. Help me narrow it down! We are really looking forward to exploring Europe which is a whole different beast. With Covid restrictions slowly being lifted, I am getting antsy to go exploring. I hope to hear from you. Have a SMOOOOOOOTH week y’all.