Cabo San Lucas

 
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Cabo San Lucas isn't the first place I think of when it comes to relaxing vacations, but this trip change my mind!

Mark and I booked a trip to Cabo in March hoping for a nice little getaway from the San Francisco rain. This place also needed to be on Southwest so we could use the companion pass and sunshine and margaritas sounded promising. After a little research, we decided to stay at the Grand Solmar resort an ocean front property with all the amenities (fine dining, spa, localized) we could want.

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Our trip started with a short flight to the SJD Los Cabos International Airport, about 30-45 minutes away from Cabo San Lucas or any major resort. Without Uber or Lyft, we really didn't know how we were going to get to the property. There was the pre-paid shuttle route which I ovb did not book, and the airport scam artist who try to upsell your taxi ride out with parasailing excursions or cheap condo seminars. But we walked right out of the airport and found ourselves a normal taxi driver that gave us a fair price.

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Pro Tip: All places will take USD or US Dollars so no need to get peso beforehand. Even the local souvenir markets all took dollars!
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We didn't realize it at the time but it turns out we actually booked the week of spring break. I was honestly a bit scared of all the college kids but Grand Solmar was pretty much teenage party free! It was actually a nice getaway to come back to the peaceful resort after participating in the festivities (Omnia opened a day club a few weeks prior and it was so much fun)! We got to lounge by the pool and do a whole lot of nothing -  such a nice change of pace from the fast paced tech startup life!

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Vacations always teach me that there is so much more to life than the problem you're facing. Life is too short to be in your own head and around negative energy. It’s ok to have a bad day, bad weeks, or even bad months, but if it gets longer than that, ask yourself what's making you feel that way, and do something about it. Try getting away and go on a trip, even if it's just the next town over for the weekend. There something about being in an unfamiliar environment that puts everything in perspective.

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Thank you for checking out my blog and if you’ve read this far, you da real one <3

-E