By Elena Kennedy-Kunneke
RX for No Romance, Little Finance
You are tired. Your job is demeaning more of you each day. You can’t
remember when last you had a vacation. Spring break is around the
corner, but you are not in college and not on your parent’s payroll
anymore. You can’t wear a bikini anymore. You don’t like tequila and
like you are married with children.You are married to wonderful person
you don’t remember because you have been too busy to pay attention.
Sex, how do you spell that?
You need a vacation.
• Find a babysitter who loves your child – preferably another relative.
• Go to your favorite travel website; Expedia.com,
Hotwire.com, Trivago.com, TripAdvisor.com
• Book a trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
• Average Water temperature is 82 degrees F
• Average Temperature 89 degrees F
• Home of the best massage I ever had
• Beach party anyone?
There are over 250 worthy places to stay and many ready to accept
your charge card for an all inclusive vacation. I was surprised how
many all inclusive hotels there were to choose from during the Spring
Break season. Now if there is not babysitter available and the children
are out of school and you are still looking for a wonderful destination,
Punta Cana will still work.
We had our romantic vacation and because we paid a little extra, had
access to adults only pools and dining. When we didn’t care we had
meals in family dining rooms and swam in family area pools and still
had a great time chatting with other Americans, Europeans, Canadians,
etc who had chosen Punta Cana as their destination for fun, nightlife,
beach parties sponsored by the hotel, movies on the beach, games by
the pool, fun contests run by the Hotel’s wonderful Activities staff.
I had to race to a chair to answer the name of a song in my hotel’s
version of musical chairs and won Hotel Dollars that can be spent at
the weekly auction.
Make sure you get a shot of Mamajuana while you are there. It is an
alcoholic drink made with herbs, wood chips from specific trees, wine
and rum. This shot is supposed to be an aphrodisiac. That’s right, the
Dominicans swear this will make women and men alike very passionate
“por la noche.” Spanish for nighttime.