Sea you later / out of office

Florida Keys foliage at sunset — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

For the first time since I started blogging six years ago, I’m taking a break from posting…but it’s only going to be for a week while I’m ringing in my 30th birthday with Korri on a beach in the Cook Islands. Woohoo! Internet is expensive and slow on the islands, so I’ve decided to leave my laptop at home and take a proper break from the online world/social media. I’m planning to be back in this space on the 30th with the first post about my trip!

I’ve been feeling a little apprehensive about entering a new decade, so I decided back in the spring that I wanted to go somewhere for my birthday. Hawaii was my original plan until I got an email from Scott’s Cheap Flights (sign up for those if you haven’t already!) with inexpensive flights to the Cook Islands. I didn’t know where the islands were, but after doing a little Googling I decided I needed to see them in person! Plus, I’ll get to cross a new country off—and since neither Korri or I have been there, it’ll be a new experience for both of us.

I’m finishing up packing and tidying/cleaning the house before we jet off, but I put together a widget with some of the items I plan to bring along with me. I have a vague idea of what to expect weather-wise, and it does seem like we’ll get a little bit of everything (sun, rain, wind, etc.). Fingers crossed for lots of sunshine and warmth! And maybe a sweet tropical thunderstorm. ;)

See you in 10 days! (I’ll probably start posting on Instagram as soon as we’re back in the U.S.)