Sun, Sand, and Work

SanibelI have been traveling A LOT this month. I think I have physically been in Nashville 10 days this month. Regardless, as I write this, I am looking at beautiful palm trees on Sanibel Island. Not too shabby! We are kicking off a new project down here this week and I’m looking forward to coming down here over the next couple of months.

Finding hotels on Sanibel Island that fall within the government rate are hard to come by so you have to get a little creative when booking hotels. I’m really missing my calling as a budget-friendly travel agent because I can sniff out a travel deal like nobody’s business. Right now, I am staying at the Sundial Beach Resort and Spa. For what the resort offers that price is super reasonable in my opinion. By the time it is all said and done, my 1-night stay will cost about $150.

All this traveling has really taken a toll on my body. I can never seem to get comfortable on a plane. When I arrived at the resort, I dropped all my stuff in the room and headed straight to the Sea Breeze Cafe on-site. I got a nice, cool glass of Chardonnay and a bowl of mussels. The wine was exactly what I needed after 8 hours of traveling and the mussels did the trick. Being from Maryland has made me a pretty big seafood snob. Honestly, the mussels were not the best. The generous amount of green onion on top took away from the garlic, white wine, and butter base. Just my opinion though.

Although this is a short trip, I’m trying to take advantage of my surroundings and make the best of work travel. I plan to try another one of the restaurants on the island for dinner tonight and get up early tomorrow to go running on the beach. My biggest advice for those who travel frequently for work is GET OUT OF YOUR ROOM! Yes, you’re tired from traveling and probably want to relax, but use it as an opportunity to see a new place and try something new.

I’m already planning my next trip back. I’m hoping to turn my next trip into a long weekend with the hubby so we can rent paddleboards and get in some beach time.

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