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If You Need Me, I’ll Be At The Beach

by Meghann on January 10, 2013

Hellloooooo from paradise.


Derek and I arrived in the Dominican Republic late Tuesday afternoon and have basically done nothing but eat, sleep, and lay out by the beach since we’ve been here – we love it!


When we booked our honeymoon we wanted an all-inclusive resort because we wanted to stay somewhere where we wouldn’t have to worry about anything. Basically our plan for the next week is to soak up as much beach time as possible (with copious amounts of sunscreen, of course) and just enjoy our vacation. So far I’ve caught up on the back log of magazines I’ve accidentally been stock piling the last few months, started reading “Gone Girl,” and may even re-read the 50 Shades of Grey series – I’m on vacation, why not?


I’m also trying really hard to put the phone and computer away. I’ve had to lock my phone in the safe a couple of times just to stop myself from constantly checking it. Social media addict. Right here. I’m only putting this post up now because Derek is still sleeping and I’ve already been up for a couple of hours. After I hit publish the computer is going away and I’m getting back to my book.


Unfortunately the food here has only been so-so. Being a “bargain” all-inclusive, that was to be expected. Oh well. At least they’re heavy pourers on those drinks. πŸ˜‰

I did have a chicken burger yesterday that was pretty tasty. It was topped with blue cheese crumbles, bacon, and onions and served with potato wedges.


They also make a really tasty cappuccino.


Lots of cinnamon and whipped cream – heaven.


Alright, time to get back to relaxing.


If you need me, I’ll be at the beach. πŸ˜‰

1 NYC Fit GIrl January 10, 2013 at 8:52 am

Looks really nice and relaxing! Unfortunately I have noticed with all-inclusive resorts the food isn’t that great but they make up for it with everything else being included!

Have a blast!
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2 Kathy January 10, 2013 at 8:52 am

LOVE it!!

Sounds like my honeymoon….nothing but sun, drinks, and relaxation!! Just what it should be!

3 Lindsay Margaret January 10, 2013 at 9:04 am

You will fly through Gone Girl, enjoy!
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4 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 10, 2013 at 9:07 am

Enjoy and put away that phone! You only get one honeymoon!
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5 Julie @ Wearing Mascara January 10, 2013 at 9:25 am

It’s so hard to put social media away but I’m glad you are making an effort to do so! Have a BLAST and live in the moment!

6 TorontoRunner January 10, 2013 at 9:30 am

ahhh soak it all in, enjoy!!
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7 Natalie @ Free Range Human January 10, 2013 at 9:47 am

Can’t wait to see what you think about Gone Girl!
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8 katie January 10, 2013 at 9:50 am

Love it! I’m sorry the food is mediocre, I’ve never gone to an all inclusive because I’m worried about food quality (this girl likes good food!) I’m glad you’re relaxing and enjoying your honeymoon (although that will not stop me from typing in your web address to see if there’s a new post!) Take care and enjoy!!
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9 Amanda January 10, 2013 at 10:04 am

Have loads of fun. You’ve earned this, just lay around and read! My fiancΓ© and I went to Sandals last year (Bahamas) and it was unreal. We’re going back for our honeymoon next year.

10 rachel January 10, 2013 at 10:06 am

i’m so glad we didn’t do anything all inclusive for our honeymoon – we rode bikes all day and found new hole in the wall restaurants and shops while we were on honeymoon
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11 Rebecca January 10, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Where did you go Rachel? Always looking for new vacation ideas :).

12 Meghan @ After the Ivy League January 10, 2013 at 10:11 am

Have a great time relaxing on your honeymoon!! What I wouldn’t give to be lounging on a beach right now!
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13 Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin January 10, 2013 at 10:21 am

That’s great you are really trying to unplug from technology on your trip. It’s hard to do but really worth it once in a while! All inclusive is the way to go. Have fun πŸ™‚

14 Army Amy* January 10, 2013 at 10:26 am

Looks like y’all are having a fantastically relaxed time, which is perfect for a honeymoon! I couldn’t agree more about all inclusive. That’s what we did for our honeymoon. Not having to think about anything is totally worth it. Enjoy the drinks, the sunshine, and your time together as newlyweds!*
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15 Reenie January 10, 2013 at 10:44 am

Looks heavenly ~

16 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles January 10, 2013 at 10:50 am

Sounds like a great honeymoon to me! You’ll love Gone Girl – it’s a great book.
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17 Dani @ Live Lightly Everyday January 10, 2013 at 10:54 am

You guys look like you are having so much fun! Soak up all of the warmth and rays for those of us stuck in the cold weather!!

18 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats January 10, 2013 at 11:41 am

Put the computer away and have fun! The pics look great πŸ™‚ hopefuy the food will get better.
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19 Kelly @ Kelly the Culinarian January 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Where are you staying? We honeymooned in the DR at a budget resort, too. It was a little rough around the edges, but we had a great time!
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20 Jennifer L January 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I cannot tell you how jealous I am right now. Nothing sounds better than enjoying a book and a tropical cocktail on a beautiful beach. And I was excited at the 39 degrees for today πŸ˜‰

Have fuuuuunnnn!! And I love your bikini πŸ™‚

21 Elisabeth January 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Looks so relaxing! I’m definitely jealous here in Ohio winter, although it’s going to be 55 this weekend πŸ˜‰

22 Anne January 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I hope you’re enjoying another activity as well. It is your honeymoon!! *wink*wink*
I tried to stay away from the computer and phone as much as possible. But the Ohio State scandal broke and Jim Tressell lost is job during that time. What’s a girl to do!?!

23 KatieTX January 10, 2013 at 1:05 pm

For your next trip, Couples Resort. AMAZING food and drinks. They have four all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. Highly recommended.

Enjoy it. I am sure you will get past the mediocre food πŸ˜‰ My honeymoon was one of the best weeks of my life. Soak it all in!

24 Rebecca January 10, 2013 at 1:36 pm

If you happen to be at the Iberostar Punta Cana (It looks like it) then try the Mexican restaurant that takes reservations. That was the best food we had there (although you are right, none of it was very good).

25 Kayla January 10, 2013 at 1:38 pm

You are making me miss my honeymoon!
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26 Annette @FitnessPerks January 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm

FUN! We were at an all inclusive for our honeymoon–it was actually quite awesome & totally perfect!
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27 Heather January 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I think it’s sort of adorable and hilarious that you’re blogging on your honeymoon! Love it!

28 Rebecca@Runningfoodbaby January 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Aww, I totally want some beach time too πŸ™‚

Enjoy! Stay off the electronics. That is one thing that I really liked about Cuba – nothing worked (no internets) – so I stayed off the computer/cell phone!
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29 Heather C January 10, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Congratulations! πŸ™‚ Which resort are you at? DR is known for not great food, you have to be kind of picky about the resort you pick…if you didn’t use an agent let me know the resort, if I have a contact I’m happy to send an email to see if they can VIP you for the rest of your stay. πŸ™‚


30 Xiomara @ parkesdale January 10, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Glad to see you are having a great time! As for your book choices, Gone Girl was fantastic. I think that was the quickest book I’ve ever read. I just couldn’t put it down. πŸ™‚
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31 Cathy January 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Gone Girl is SO good! You may find the begining a little slow, but it picks up and is awesome. Enjoy your honeymoon. You were a gorgeous bride! πŸ™‚

32 Anne P January 10, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Put away that computer, girl! That’s the best thing I did on my honeymoon. πŸ™‚ Have a BLAST and soak up that sunshine for us!! xo
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33 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 10, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Have a fantastic, relaxing and beautiful honeymoon!
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34 Melissa January 10, 2013 at 8:10 pm

That looks amazing! Wecwentbto Fiji for our honeymoon and you’d think it would be amazing. It was NOT. I wouldn’t wish it on anybody. So glad you guys are having a great time!

35 Ashley@cupcakesncrunches January 10, 2013 at 9:13 pm

I read Gone Girl and thought it was a great book! I hope you enjoy it!

That resort looks like a little piece of Heaven! I hope you enjoy every minute of your honeymoon and you get lots of rest and vitamin D!

36 Katie @ Balanced RD January 10, 2013 at 10:28 pm

That place looks AMAZING!!!! πŸ™‚ Have a great honeymoon!!

37 joelle (on a pink typewriter) January 11, 2013 at 8:50 am

Enjoy! Looks amazing. πŸ™‚

38 Sara @ fitcupcaker January 11, 2013 at 9:30 am

Wish I was at the beach, I need a tan! Have fun!
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39 Sarah January 11, 2013 at 10:00 am

Which resort did you choose? We stayed at the majestic colonial and LOVED IT! Lots of laying around and EATING! The excursions we did were also incredible fun! HAVE AN AMAZING TIME!

40 mel January 11, 2013 at 10:10 am

My hubby and I went to Belize on our honeymoon and did an all exclusive package…the food was AMAZING!! I do think it’s hit or miss though. I hope you all have a great great time!

41 Sara @ fitcupcaker January 11, 2013 at 1:21 pm

We went to punta cana last year and it was amazing!
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42 Danielle January 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Hope you’re having a great honeymoon! If you do happen to check in and see this, see if your resort has those fancier restaurants that you can make reservations at for one night of your stay. Or if you can, venture off the resort and check out some local fare in a nearby town!

43 Steph January 11, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Have a fabulous time! Get off the resort and hit up some local flavor if you can! πŸ™‚
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44 Kristen @ notsodomesticated January 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Fun!! We had the best time on our honeymoon, and I have no doubt that you will, as well. Enjoy! πŸ™‚
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45 Lindsey January 11, 2013 at 9:12 pm

This is seriously making me so excited for my vacation next month! Congrats to you two! Enjoy every minute of your honeymoon πŸ™‚

46 Sara@RunningInPinkProject January 12, 2013 at 8:58 am

I agree about all inclusive resorts not having the best food. When we went to Mexico it was the exact same way. BUT the no stress no worry part totally makes up for it. Have a blast!
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47 s January 12, 2013 at 11:18 am

that cappuccino looks AMAZING. that is all.

enjoy the beach πŸ™‚

48 Annie January 12, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I am so incredibly happy for you!!! I hope you are enjoying every relaxing second you can. Dreaming of my own beach vacation someday!

I can’t stop smiling Meghann. You deserve this!
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49 Stephanie @ My Freckled Life January 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm

It looks like you are having a great time!! I LOVED the DR when we were there for our honeymoon in November. Which resort are you at?

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