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Featured Travel Blog: Vacation Couple

Featured Travel Blog: Vacation Couple

For September, we are celebrating the 'month of firsts' in anticipation of a very special 'first' announcement on October 1st. We've asked other travel couples we love to share some of their 'firsts' with us. So excited to feature Kristin and Shadi from Vacation Couple today!

What was the first post on your blog about?
The first post on our blog was a video of our time at Live Aqua Cancun Spa & Resort.  When we created the video we had been saving and waiting to visit Cancun for some time and ended up having the time of our lives there.  

Looking back on it now, what's the first thought that comes to mind when you think about that post?  That video reminds us to let loose, relax and enjoy life to the fullest!  It also reminds us that perfect beaches DO exist!

Where did the two of you first meet? We first met in downtown Toronto through mutual friends for a night out on the town. Who knew that an innocent pre-dinner Rockband competition would be the beginning for us?! We were inseparable after that night and although we had a long distance relationship for many years, we would always find a way to travel somewhere new together... often! 

What was the first trip you took together?  The first trip we took together was to the Mayan Riviera for Valentine’s Day.  We met some wonderful friends there, grew closer and learned a lot about each other.  Our love of travel was sparked during that trip and we’ve never lost that excitement and appreciation for it.

What is an upcoming 'first' that you're looking forward to?  We’ll be visiting Jamaica for the first time together and can’t wait to travel to an entirely new destination and explore!  The luminous lagoon is on our list of must-dos’ during our stay in Montego Bay as it’s the largest of only 4 in the world and a stunning phenomenon.

What is one 'first' from your travels that you'll never do again?  On a jungle walk along the West Coast of Mexico we once stumbled across a deadly venomous spider perched on a rock.  Our guide swiftly eliminated the problem; however we don’t quite know why we didn’t then think twice before jumping into an adjacent fresh water spring to have a swim.  Not only could we not see the bottom of this darkly lit, cool water, we couldn’t see the rest of our group as we wandered together even further into the jungle to see a waterfall hidden from everyone else’s view.  We ended up being injury free and had a great story to tell, but we may choose more wisely next time!

About Vacation Couple

Shadi and Kristin, The Vacation Couple, are travel bloggers from Toronto, Canada who have been traveling together since 2012. They love sharing their experiences and helping other's find the perfect luxury resort that fits their needs. They also love visiting Mexico and making cool videos

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