From sunny beaches to snow-covered mountains and even one of the seven natural wonders of the world, RRPG team members sure had their share of fun and exciting travels over the last few months. Check out some of the highlights and maybe you'll discover a new destination to visit for your next vacation!
Meredith and her husband, Dan, are avid cruisers. Their most recent adventure included a stop in CocoCay, Bahamas.
One of the many highlights included spotting a gorgeous, 15-foot eagle ray while snorkeling!
Charity is pictured here with her son, Parker. She and her family traveled to Siesta Key Beach in Florida as part of her son's senior trip. Over 50 families from her son's class chose this destination to celebrate spring break together in their final year of high school!
Peggy's family traveled to Sedona, Arizona. They rented a house through VRBO instead of going to a hotel or resort. The rental was only a few miles from downtown Sedona but Peggy said it felt like much farther because it was so quiet and peaceful. They kicked off their first morning with a hike around Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock.
They also took a day trip to the Grand Canyon. Peggy shared:
It was so amazing. Words cannot describe it. We did some light hiking and in the evening we stayed to watch the sunset. This trip goes down in our book as one of the best vacations we have ever had!
Peggy's Travel Tip: I highly recommend booking a Pink Jeep Tour. Our guide was full of stories and knowledge and he took us to a really nice spot without a lot of other people to watch the sun set.
Logan's family had a terrific time in Vail, Colorado. The weather was so ideal that his son, Sammy, skied in short sleeves on the first day!
My kids were speechless about the mountains. They had never seen mountains like the Rockies before.
Layne and her husband took the trip of a lifetime to London and Paris to celebrate their 50th birthdays and their 25th Wedding Anniversary!
Lora and her family experienced a very cool excursion at Glistening Waters – Jamaica’s only natural night-time attraction.
The Luminous Lagoon water is filled with phosphorous which allows it to illuminate brilliantly when disturbed. The glow is formed from small microorganisms that emit a flash of light when touched. The microscopic organisms live and create a natural phenomenon, known as bioluminescence.
Melissa and her boyfriend, Charlie, spent some time in Hocking Hills where they enjoyed springtime in Ohio! She said it was chilly, but beautiful. They hiked Old Man’s Cave and the rim trail at Conkles Hollow. Melissa's Travel Tip:
If you have never been there, I highly recommend it. The trail is a bit dangerous, but it is spectacular!
They also visited Longboat Key, Florida where they had a wonderful time visiting with family. Highlights were walking on the beach, a fabulous dinner at Selva Grille in Sarasota (delicious Peruvian food in a fun, festive, atmosphere), and a private concert by Melissa's cousin who played guitar and sang for the family. Melissa added:
He dedicated a song to each family member – mine was “Melissa” by the Allman Brothers Band and Charlie’s was “Ohio” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Angela shared a fun travel tip she learned last year, when her family took a last minute Spring Break trip to Hershey, PA. An easy, six-hour drive ended up being lots of unexpected fun for all three of her boys.
The Hershey Amusement Park had great coasters that everyone enjoyed. Chocolate World and the Hershey Museums were also so fun. We also enjoyed eating at the famous Primanti Bros. Restaurant that was founded in Pittsburg in 1933. Highly recommend!
Derek's family visited Niagara Falls and Letchworth State Park, a 14,427-acre park in the western part of New York. The park is roughly 17 miles long, following the course of the Genesee River as it flows north through a deep gorge and over several large waterfalls. Pictured here are his three daughters, enjoying each other's company and the scenic views.
Bill has a great food tip for Florida Travelers:
He and his wife, Tina, highly recommend the Seafood Shack in Cortez, Florida.
"Home of the world’s best seafood since 1972! Let yourself be transported to a tropical paradise as you drink, dine or grab a quick ‘Shack Snack’ overlooking the Intracoastal waters of Sarasota Bay."