Birthday Staycation Fun

So my birthday has come and gone and so has my second annual birthday staycation.Yep - for the second year running, I have spent my birthday close to home, where I could get much needed rest but without the stress of airports, trying to pack my life into my pink suitcase and without a massive post-vacation bill.

Well, maybe that's a bit ambitious. I did manage to have my 15 minute flight to Tobago delayed by about an hour or so, the pink suitcase was still pretty heavy because packing light is not one of my many talents, and I still have a bit of post-vacation financial angst. But it was great.

With a birthday staycation buddy, from Trinidad to Tobago and back, we had such a great time. Whether we explored beaches, bars, nature parks or cultural haunts, we enjoyed the break from reality. Going back to work this week was a bit of a buzzkill after a much needed break. Happy birthday to me!

The view from the balcony of our holiday apartment near Stonehaven Tobago.
We had breakfast and dinner here every day.
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Made local goodies for the overseas travel buddy, and that balcony...that balcony

A day out at Englishman's Bay, Tobago

Some of the brightly coloured wrap skirts on sale at Englishman's Bay

The interior of the restaurant at Englishman's Bay. We just had beers.

Flip flops and toes at Turtle Beach, Tobago

Beers for him and her at Blue Waters Inn, Speyside, Tobago

The amazing Batteaux Shrimp Salad from Blue Waters Inn - the blue cheese, pecans,
strawberries, mandarins and the shrimp gave the salad a great kick. It was amazing.

Back in Trinidad, we explored La Vega Estate by foot. It was hot, but it was worth it.

He spread the plumes but would not pose for a photo until the end when the plumes were gone again!

Ended the last day with a sunset. Sunset over the Temple in the Sea, Waterloo, Trinidad


  1. Staycations are where the heart is. Beautiful pictures. Love the purple flowers on the balcony breakfast table. Did you guys pic from the yard?

  2. No...we met the flowers there. Everything had a personal touch. Really great stay.

  3. Just so beautiful, and close/stay vacations are wonderful. We will try to do one over Christmas break to ski and snowboard... Funny thing is NO SNOW right now, so weird, but loving it :) Have I ever told you how much I love island colors, so warm and inviting. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!! December babies are the BEST!!!!!!!

    1. December babies are indeed the best! Thank you for the birthday wishes. I really enjoyed it this year. hope you get some snow.

    2. No...... NO SNOW>............ They can make it which I am fine with. That way I don't have to dig out!!!


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