Planning that 10 year anniversary trip


This past December, we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. We always said we were going to do something big and fun to celebrate. We were thinking a vacation or maybe renewing our vows or something like that. But, with the “baby-due-any-day-now” on the horizon, planning a vacation or trip wasn’t in the cards for us.

But, that doesn’t mean we didn’t daydream about it. And, it doesn’t mean we can’t start talking about what we want to do. After all, did you know that just daydreaming and the vacation planning process alone boosts happiness? In fact, just anticipating a vacation can boost happiness for eight weeks. So, until we can actually take that trip and relive our honeymoon (how was this already 10 years ago?), I’ll stick to planning out a vacation.


Right now RCI is hosting “Win Your Dream Vacation Sweepstakes” to help you plan out your dream vacation and give you the chance to win it (one grand prize is worth up to $25,000). And, it’s not just for one person, in fact, a total of 40 prizes will be given away in celebration of RCI’s 40th anniversary. 

My Dream Vacation

RCI is the global leader in vacation exchange and is hosting this sweepstakes until June 18th. Of course, they’ve gone social, too. The more you share your dream vacation, the higher your chances of winning. 

My Dream Vacation

I wanted to try out the sweepstakes and plan my dream vacation (you should, too. How awesome would it be if one of you won!). Since we honeymooned at the beach and haven’t really been to one since, I thought the beach was the way to go. Because it’s warm and sunny and beautiful and dreamy. Yes, all of those things. I’ve heard that Costa Rica is amazing and is a hot spot for travel, so I picked that as my dream destination.

My Dream Vacation

Something that would make my vacation better and more stress-free? All-inclusive. I love knowing exactly how much we are going to spend before we even leave the house. Of course, we would set aside some extra money if we wanted to do an excursion, but I really like the idea of having all of my food and drinks planned out and paid for. It just takes off so much stress when planning.

While I love my kiddos and enjoy going places with them, my dream vacation is just me and Mr. Serious. No worrying about missed naps (unless they are mine) or losing zippy cups (unless they are mine and full of a frozen beverage), and stressing about eating a late night dinner without anybody having a meltdown.   

Now that I’ve already planned out my dream trip, I’m ready to go! Hopefully, something is in the cards for next year! 

Where is your dream vacation destination and who is going with you?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  1. I would love to go to the Bahamas and swim with dolphins,2nd has to be Florida its hard to choose.

  2. I would love to win a dream vacation! I am dying to take my son to Italy!

  3. I would love to go to Australia and New Zealand and honestly, my daughter is the perfect traveling partner. I don’t even bother with the boyfriend who doesn’t like to fly. Can you believe that crap? This sweepstakes would make for a heck of trip!

  4. I love that they’re giving away 40 vacations. I’m entered. 🙂

  5. My husband and I want to go to an all-inclusive beach resort. It just seems like it would be the most relaxing and we wouldn’t have to worry so much about planning.

  6. I would so love a vacation, I want to see Hawaii someday!

  7. My dream vacation is going to Hawaii with my husband. Just lounging on the beach, relaxing sounds so wonderful!

  8. I would love to visit Israel, Africa and do a Europe tour. Wouldn’t think of doing it without my best friend, my Hubby!

  9. Of course, my dream vacation would be with my hubby. We are getting ready to leave for Puerto Rico on Monday and while that will be super fun, my dream vacation is really Italy. We haven’t been yet because neither of us can get two consecutive weeks off. Bummer.

  10. Oh how awesome is this! We just got back from Hawaii (7th wedding anniversary trip!) but I’m already ready to go back!

  11. I would love to win dream vacation! What an amazing sweepstake

  12. I want to be a world traveler some day so choosing just one spot is hard for me. I would definitely want to take my husband and all 4kids! Hawaii would be nice but I would also love a cruise to Alaska too!

  13. I love traveling with my family. Whether it’s an amusement park or a beach, if we’re together then I’m happy. My dream vacation is an all-inclusive family resort.

  14. Happy 10 year anniversary. That giveaway is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  15. I would love to travel. BUT I want to take the boys… so our trip would be a family of 6 – SO NOT CHEAP 🙂

  16. The hubby and I have always talked about going to the Isle Of Capri. It is the be all end all of my bucket list!

  17. Hope you have an awesome anniversary. You keep those plans… you will do it.

  18. What an AWESOME contest! I’d love to visit Hawaii with my family – how fun!

  19. I’d be all about a trip to the coast. It doesn’t matter where! SUN + FUN.

  20. Well, since I live in Trinidad, my dream vacation would be somewhere like England or Paris. I lived in England in my early twenties and loved every minute of it. Unfortunately, I never went to Paris. Maybe some day.

    You should definitely visit Costa Rica. It is beautiful. I am going in three weeks. 🙂

  21. Jill Myrick says:

    My husband and I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary in October.
    I would love to be able to travel to Hawaii to celebrate but he wont fly.
    I have been checking into cruises to celebrate and will hopefully find one that fits both of us perfect.


  22. Sarah Matos says:

    My husband and I have been together for 10 years and not one vacation. Hoping your dream trip comes true!

  23. Megan Filzen says:

    RCI is amazing!

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