We all have a
bucket list of things we want/need to see
during our leisure time, whether it is
written down or not. I keep my list of
countries, national parks and world heritage
sites to visit in a handy spreadsheet. I'm
determined to check off a few each year.
While we all love a great sun vacation, many
of us enjoy exploring our own amazing sites
here in Canada and across the US.
In the last month, I was fortunate enough to
check two things off my bucket list. I
visited Four Corners in the US South-west.
It is the only place where you can touch 4
US states (AZ, NM, UT, CO) at one time.
Then I visited
Arches National Park in southern Utah. It
was breathtaking - in altitude, hikes as
well as the unique rock formations. A
highlight was hiking up to see Delicate
Arch. Delecate Arch is iconic and is
featured on the Utah car license plates. It
is also on the new Arches National Park US
quarter. The arch was 3 miles up an exposed
mountain in the hot sun. I did it my last
morning there, before driving almost 1000 km
to my next destination, but it was SO worth
Of course nothing I visited in the southwest
US had a great beach or a great all
inclusive resort. So, here are a list of a
few bucket list things that I've checked off
at our resorts.
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Puerto Vallarta - Rooftop lounge
I know I've
mentioned my favourite place at the Hilton
is the O'West Lounge. It is a beautiful
rooftop lounge featuring an infinity pool,
views of the Bay of Banderas and down the
beach to downtown Puerto Vallarta. There is
an open bar and a sushi chef. This spot is
open to all adult guests, but is the perfect
spot for a wedding or private function.
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HILTON PUERTO VALLARTA
Learn more about one of Puerto Vallarta's
newest all-inclusive properties - the Hilton
Puerto Valalrta. We will also include
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Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa and Acapulco.
KRYSTAL GRAND PUNTA CANCUN & KRYSTAL
We will provide an overview of the new
Krystal Grand Punta Cancun and the Krystal
Cancun properties. Both are located in a
great location at the top of the "7" in
Cancun, on one of the best beaches in
Cancun. They are just steps away from
shopping malls, restaurants, cultural
attractions and the nightclub area (Coco
Bongo's and more!).
HONUA KAI RESORT & SPA (Maui)
Honua Kai is one of the top-rated luxury
condo resorts in Maui, featuring spacious
studio, one, two and three bedroom suites.
The property is located on the world-famous
Kaanapali North Beach
Each suite includes a fully equipped
high-end kitchen, in-suite washer & dryer, a
bathroom for each bedroom
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Cid Resorts - Coconut shrimp at La Concha
Eating great coconut shrimp overlooking
the beach at sunset at El Cid's La Concha
Restaurant was definitely an enjoyable
After all, Mazatlan is the "Shrimp Capital
of the World!"
Krystal Grand Punta
Cancun - The view!
My view of the
beautiful Cancun beach from the Krystal
Grand Punta Cancun recently was worth the
trip. All rooms have an ocean/view as the
property is on a great location at the top
of the "7" in Cancun. Then there is the
rocking nightlife and great shopping just
steps from the KGPC!
Honua Kai -
Snorkeling & Sunrise at Haleakala National
My Honua Kai
bucket list items included snorkeling in
Maui. Luckily Honua Kai has one of the
best snorkeling reefs right off their
beach in north Kaanapali.
I also wanted to see sunrise at Haeakala.
Haleakala is the volcanic peak and a
National Park on Maui. As I didn't want
to drive up the switchback roads in the
dark (to over 10,000 feet), I worked with
the Honua Kai concierge to arrange for an
excursion. The van picked me up at 2:30 am
for my amazing adventure!
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