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3 Important Reasons Why Married Couples Love Las Vegas
Everyone needs and deserves a vacation! I don’t care if you’re a mother, father, or child. It doesn’t matter.
Everyone deserves and needs a vacation.
Prior to taking a trip to Las Vegas my husband and I had not been on a solo trio together in almost 5 years. Basically, we allowed life to get too busy and forgot about how important it is to truly spend one on one time together.
So we planned a trip.
The last trip I remember was a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico A couple of years ago and it was really good. And then we just haven’t done anything together for the past couple of years. So this trip was a little it was one that we really needed both as a couple and individually.
Our trip was last minute. However, we knew that the kids were going to spend some time with the grandparents. Knowing this, we wanted to work it out just as efficiently as we could. If they’re going for about a week, we wanted to make sure that we had a trip worked into the plans as well.
We drove up to New Orleans and dropped the kids off at the grandparents and we made our way back to Florida. After a few days of work and dropping the family dog off at the kennel we hopped on our flight to Las Vegas. (insert praise hands)
It was kind of weird because we haven’t taken a trip together in so long we were acting like kids in a candy store. Did I mention that we had an entire week planned without our kiddos? (insert praise hands again)
What do we do with ourselves? We don’t have any kids. This is really weird. But it was really, really good for us and that’s why that I want to write this post.
Number 1: Quality Time
I would have to say the number one reason you would love Las Vegas is that you and your partner would have the chance to reconnect. It is a great opportunity to talk about things, and have the opportunity to enjoy some “first” experiences together. Although I travel a lot to different conferences, I rarely get the chance to take trips with my husband outside of the trips we take as a family.
Quality time is a really big deal. One thing that I want to make sure to do was to unplug. I didn’t bring my computer or my laptop. I made a point to ensure that this trip was going to be strictly a vacation. No blogging, no YouTube, and barely any Instagram. I know that being on my iPhone is a big deal to him and he thinks I’m on it all the time 24/7 (which is totally not true) but it is the perception of me being on my phone all the time. So I made sure that I left my computer behind and I only used my phone to capture pictures and content that I could share later. Most importantly, he knew that I was present and I wasn’t so concerned with posting all the time.
Honestly, it was quite refreshing not to be so worried about social media and posting, but just living in the moment and enjoying the memories that we were making with each other.
Number 2: Have a Bucket List
Make a list make a bucket list of destinations that the two of you would want to see and experience. This would have to be a key takeaway for me. Because we’ve done trips in the past but it hasn’t been to where I’ve created a “bucket list” of places that I knew what wanted to visit/experience. Granted, didn’t get a chance to visit every single one of them but we checked off the majority of the things on the list. This made it so much easier to make sure that we maximized our time in Las Vegas.
Here are a few things that we had on our “bucket list”
Take a picture at the Welcome to Vegas sign.
Visit the Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio
Watch the Bellagio Fountain Show
Visit Seven Magic Mountains
Just to name a few! I will have a complete list of all of the things we did coming up in a separate post. So stay tuned!
Number #3: It’s not all about gambling!
It’s more about…being able to have adult conversations and talk about our plans for life. We set goals and experienced so much as a couple. It’s all about the experience.
One thing was for sure, it was really, really, HOT! I would suggest not to visit Las Vegas during the months of June, July, August. This, of course, is if you would like to enjoy outdoors during the day. We would suggest the best time to visit would be during the months of October, November, or even September. Trust me! (we asked a local lol)
This trip was extremely nice and now I am ready to plan our next getaway! By taking this trip, I really want to travel more. Thank you, Mazda because of your partnership we were able to experience so many different things that we would not have been able to experience. Thank you for sponsoring this post and allowing us to ride around in this brand new CX 9. This vehicle was truly amazing! I really wish I could have brought the 2018 CX-9 back home so the kids could have enjoyed it as well.
Remember to make time for each other but most importantly, travel with each other.
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