Key Largo Sunshine

Of all the things that have looked different this year, travel is one of the big ones. 2019 brought us on a Disney Cruise with "framily" and a few short trips around Florida including a staycation at the lazy river in Orlando, my birthday weekend in Boca Raton, and Thanksgiving weekend in Marco Island. My work travels brought me to San Diego, Singapore, Milan, and Rio de Janeiro. This year all work travel was canceled, and our big 10 year anniversary trip was of course canceled as well. Instead, we headed to St. Pete Beach for a few days in June to celebrate our anniversary (with our toddler - ha!), and decided to hop in the car and go down to the Keys last week. It was good for the soul. 

We had an amazing couple days including lots of pool and beach time, and all meals were enjoyed al fresco as mother nature (and COVID) intended! Our only epic fail was we didn't have a slice of key lime pie. There's always next time! 

I traded in my typical joggers and sneaks travel style for a tank and shorts which was perfect for the drive down. As soon as we arrived, we hit the pool and ordered some lunch which hit the spot.

We stayed at the Playa Largo Resort in a King Room with a balcony/patio. We lucked out with an ocean view which we enjoyed each morning while having coffee and breakfast on the day bed. Lil' Miss was excited to sleep on the pullout, and we brought her toddler pillow and blanket from home. I of course wiped down every square inch of the room before we unpacked, even though hotels are promising the highest level of cleanliness right now. I feel like it should have always been like that - airplanes too! Why weren't they always deep cleaning? SIGH...

Picture Lisa Rinna on RHOBH when she travels - I have always brought my own wipes and wipe everything down - door knobs, light switches, the remote control, drawer pulls, the desk, etc... I even bring a hand soap pump for our hotel room's bathroom since I feel like it's easier to wash your hands with liquid soap instead of a small bar of soap. 

*When we are driving to a vacation spot, we bring our cooler filled with water and our adult beverages of choice to save money*

Oh those Florida Keys sunsets..... Can you spot the influencers in the background having a photo shoot?

We headed about 15 minutes down to Islamorada each night for dinner. On our 1st night, we stopped at the Post Card Inn to have a drink at Tiki Bar. Last time we were in Islamorada for a work trip of mine (back when I worked at the travel magazines), it was being renovated so it was nice to check it out. Lil' Miss loved running up and down the dock and of course pushing us on the big swings. Then we headed for dinner at an amazing Italian spot. SO good, we all needed to be rolled back to the hotel. 

*Breakfast views from the day bed*

*Wishing every day came with lunch views like this*

*That Monica Geller in Barbados hair frizz is no joke*

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  1. I know you guys needed this trip and it looked just perfect.

  2. what a great family vacation and you certainly made the most of it!! So smart to bring your own alcohol, one way to make it all inclusive LOL! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  3. What a fun way to spend Thanksgiving and much needed this year! So smart to bring the cooler and the hand soap! I am definitely doing that when we travel again!

  4. What a fun little getaway! The weather just looks beautiful! I'm glad y'all enjoyed.

  5. What a beautiful place to visit! Loving these pictures! I could use a vacation right now!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  6. What a fun getaway! I've never been to Key Largo and it looks amazing!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. Looks like a great trip! When I was growing up we used to go to the Keys and stay in Marathon Key every year. The Keys are beautiful and I am happy that you had fun. Love seeing your little cutie too! Xo, Caroline

  8. What a great little getaway. Kevin was talking about how pretty Isla Morada was this weekend. I have never been. All that food looks so yummy, and yes to bringing an ice chest, it is a must!

  9. This looks amazing! I miss traveling so much. Hoping 2021 is our year! :)


  10. I'm in desperate need of a beach vacation so much I could cry, lol. It looks like you guys had an amazing trip-- those views! And all the delicious food and drinks. I love your floral romper with the bell sleeves.

  11. This is beautiful! And looks like the perfect place to recharge and relax in the best way possible :)

  12. Sounds like you guys had an amazing trip!!! I am always wiping down hotel rooms when I arrive too, before I will be extra wiping them down lol.

  13. What a great way to spend Thanksgiving. That water, wow. The keys are on my to-travel list. I can't believe we haven't traveled in forever.

  14. Loved following along last week. It looked like the beach and sunshine, TLC, and a beautiful resort were the best cure for what has been an otherwise stressful year with so many disappointments. Glad you were able to make the trip and have a great time! <3

  15. Aww, it's so good to get away and soak up a little sun and family time!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  16. I'm so glad you guys were able to get away for a bit! It seriously makes all the difference!

    Rosy Outlook 

  17. It's nice you were able to safely travel and enjoy time together as a family! We have thought about it a few times this year but we figure there's always next year - we are lucky we had our big Europe trip last year! :)

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    Hope that you are having a great weekend :) Too hot to do much here so we are staying at home doing Christmas crafts :)

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