49 responses

  1. Mrs. Swan
    January 15, 2013

    Lots of pics- It’s almost like we are right there with you. πŸ™‚
    We bought a house instead of a honeymoon. LOL
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  2. Nicole
    January 15, 2013

    I love your blue swimsuit! Who makes it?

    • Meghann
      January 15, 2013

      It’s Victoria Secret – I’ve had it for years!

  3. Angela
    January 15, 2013

    Looks amazing and sooo relaxing!! So happy you and your new husband got some quality time together after the wedding!! I need a vacation now. πŸ™‚
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  4. Army Amy*
    January 15, 2013

    Aww! You sound so happy!*
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  5. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    January 15, 2013

    Looks like you had a beautiful honeymoon! And if being happy is cliche, I’d take it any day.
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  6. Coco
    January 15, 2013

    Looks beautiful! πŸ™‚ cheers to the happy couple!
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  7. J
    January 15, 2013

    I love that you got up and ran or worked out every day. I did that on my honeymoon too. I also did that last year on the cruise we went on and plan to do it again this year when we go on the cruise. I just love working out while on vacation! I feel like my family and in-laws don’t understand and think I am crazy for doing that.

  8. Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife
    January 15, 2013

    it looks like you guys had a blast! you look beautiful! sorry the food wasn’t the best but a week of just you two starting your life together.. I don’t think anything can ruin that! (:
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  9. Nicole@TheKidlessKronicles
    January 15, 2013

    I am new to your blog and what a first post to read. That just sounds amazing to me. Although I though had a similar reaction to the food at Sandals in the Bahama’s.

    The Kidless Kronicles
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  10. Madison
    January 15, 2013

    That seems like a great honeymoon with lots of relaxing! Congratulations on your marriage–bask in the awesome-ness. Also, you look so beautiful and glowing in your pics!
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  11. NYC Fit GIrl
    January 15, 2013

    Looks like a lovely relaxing vacation!!
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  12. carol
    January 15, 2013

    L O V E your white dress. Simple – classy.

  13. Megan
    January 15, 2013

    looks fun! You look so happy and relaxed! Love the pic of you jumpin on the beach! so cute.

  14. Dori
    January 15, 2013

    Nice honeymoon! You just got me really excited for mine in June. It can’t come soon enough!
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  15. Jodi
    January 15, 2013

    Congrats Meghann! I wish for you all the best in your endeavors! The next time you go on vacation, please come to Jamaica. I would love to meet you in person and I know that you will have a blast! We Jamaicans are friendly and we have lots of activities for you to enjoy! See you in JA soon!! Yeahmon.

  16. Becky @ Olives n Wine
    January 15, 2013

    What a gorgeous honeymoon! It looks like you had a great time πŸ™‚ I agree with you on the all-inclusive resorts – the food is never great but it is nice not to worry about anything on a trip!
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  17. Melissa
    January 15, 2013

    Awww…you know, I felt almost sad reading this. It doesn’t sound like you had a whole lot of fun. I went to the Caribbean a few years ago and I have to say, I kinda had the same experience as you (though we didn’t stay at an all-inclusive). Cold water (we went in March though), bland/bad food, nothing to do at night. It wasn’t what I expected, and I likely won’t be back πŸ™

    The ziplining looked like a lot of fun though!!

    You look AMAZING in your pictures! I love that white dress + belt combo, very cute!

  18. Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
    January 15, 2013

    Glad you had fun on the ‘moon! It seems like a great time with your new hubs and the pictures are beautiful!
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  19. Candice
    January 15, 2013

    Congrats skinny minnie!
    Your honeymoon looks absolutely perfect!
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  20. Amanda Bordonaro
    January 15, 2013

    Looks like you had an amazing time! You and Derek look so blissful and happy! Can’t wait for my wedding and honeymoon next year πŸ™‚

  21. Steph
    January 15, 2013

    Welcome back! I’ll take a week of relaxation any day! Congrats again and glad you had a good time!
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  22. Emily
    January 15, 2013

    I studied abroad in the DR in college, and lived with local host families in Santo Domingo (the capital city, which is full of culture and nightlife and would totally be worth visiting if you go again) and in the San Juan province in the mountains. I just wanted to say that resort culture doesn’t represent the DR as a whole! Resorts don’t really give you a taste of traditional Dominican food, music, or culture. So, I hope your readers don’t judge the country as a whole and think the food is bad in DR…there is delicious food out there: rice and beans, chicken, fried plantains, tropical fruits (other than pineapple), etc. However, resorts cook food they think foreign visitors will like. To get a real taste of the DR, you have to leave the resort. But hey, at least you got to enjoy some ice-cold Presidente!

    • Meghann
      January 15, 2013

      Totally agree 100%. That’s why we said we would return to the DR, just not that resort. My mom travels to DR once a year for mission work and she adores the country. If we do go back, we’d head to Santo Domingo.

  23. Reenie
    January 15, 2013

    Sounds like a wonderul time and my kind of vacay…. sun, drink, eat, relax πŸ™‚

  24. Natalie @ Free Range Human
    January 15, 2013

    So glad you had a good trip!
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  25. amy
    January 15, 2013

    You should live in strapless tops/dresses they look awesome on you! Love the dress with the red top!
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  26. TorontoRunner
    January 15, 2013

    ahhh I love all the pictures..you look soooo good and so happy!! I’m glad you had a great time!
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  27. Dani @ Live Lightly Everyday
    January 15, 2013

    It sounds like you two had the perfect, relaxing honeymoon! Jealous of the warm weather!!

  28. Emily N
    January 15, 2013

    that sounds a lot like me & j in mexico!
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  29. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    January 15, 2013

    I’m glad you enjoyed your honeymoon, it looks so beautiful and relaxing!
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  30. Annette @FitnessPerks
    January 15, 2013

    That looks soooooo relaxing! It reminds me of our honeymoon–I actually really loved the food at our resort, in Cancun. Sorry the food was only so-so! The weather looked amazing though πŸ™‚
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  31. Elisabeth
    January 15, 2013

    Looks soooo relaxing! I’d love to escape the Ohio winter (which I must say has been surprisingly mild this past week) for a little tropical vacation πŸ˜‰

  32. Sami
    January 15, 2013

    where in the world did you find that adorable blue bikini? my guess is vicky’s secret… but i hate trying to navigate their webpage!
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    • Meghann
      January 15, 2013

      Yep, I bought it through one of their big bikini sales a few years ago. It’s still one of my favorite swimsuits!

  33. Allison
    January 15, 2013

    Wow! Looks like a beautiful place.
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  34. Charlie (The Runner Beans)
    January 15, 2013

    Try Sandal’s Resorts, they are all inclusive, adults only resorts and the food is amazing. There were a number of different restaurants when I went, including an awesome sushi bar. Plus all watersports are free!! Highly recommended!
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    • Meghann
      January 15, 2013

      We looked at Sandal’s but it was a little out of our price range. Maybe next time we’ll be able to spend a little more and splurge on a Sandal’s resort. πŸ™‚

      • Charlie (therunnerbeans)
        January 15, 2013

        Agree it is pretty pricey, worth working out when their ‘off season’ is, we got a great deal in a sale during the quiet season. And I didn’t spend anything when I was there! It’s all what you make on your trip though and it seems like you and Derek had a blast!
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  35. Ashley @ Eat Run Live Happy
    January 15, 2013

    It looks like you had such a great time! I love love that white dress you had on with the brown belt! Too cute. The food looks amazing but that water looks even more amazing!
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  36. Brenna
    January 15, 2013

    Congrats!! My boyfriend and I went to the DR and stayed at that exact resort in September 2011. I thought when I was looking at your pictures that it all looked familiar and I had a sneaking suspicion it was the same place. Our thoughts were the exact same as yours; wonderful and relaxing time but we probably would try another resort. We also didn’t like how there was so much smoking everywhere we went!

    • Meghann
      January 15, 2013

      I was actually pleased with the smoking situation. I was grateful they didn’t allow smoking inside any of the buildings or pavilions and we were able to place ourselves on the beach away from all the smokers. I was expecting far worse, so I was pleasantly surprised. πŸ™‚

  37. Caitlin
    January 15, 2013

    GREAT vaca! I’d have been SO bummed about the food not being good. But you made the most of what you had – the lobster, potato wedges, chicken burger all look great. And you can’t go wrong with a fried donut and ice cream! I’d have been lounging by the pool or beach with drinks all day too. Yes doing nothing can be GLORIOUS! I’ll have to remember that Coco Loco thing for sure. I appreciate your honesty about where you stayed!
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  38. Katie @ Balanced RD
    January 15, 2013

    Your honeymoon looked perfect!! Relaxing sounds like the best way to spend a honeymoon πŸ™‚

  39. Jay
    January 15, 2013

    This sentence makes no sense: “Between 7:30 and 8:00am I would generally wake up (the DR is an hour ahead of Florida so it felt more like 8:30- 9:00am to me) and head for my morning run or the gym.”

    If it’s an hour ahead, it would feel like 6:30-7 to you. Easy to confuse, especially since you’re probably still on island time!

  40. Jamie @ StudioEats
    January 15, 2013

    Looks like such a nice well rounded, relaxing vacation πŸ™‚
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  41. BroccoliHut
    January 15, 2013

    Sounds like you two had a very relaxing honeymoon!
    We had a similar experience with our resort in Jamaica–the food was “meh,” and we probably wouldn’t return to the same resort in the future. Our resort also allowed kids, and it was a little annoying to have them running around the pool sometimes.
    Did you ever find yourself missing Maddie? Every few days, Seth and I would look at each other and ask, “I wonder what Margot is doing right now…” Haha!

  42. Nancy
    January 15, 2013

    That looks so amazing! The Dominican Republic is so beautiful. I think the food is meh at any of the resorts down there, though. You definitely go there for the beaches and the drinks. πŸ™‚
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  43. The Many Thoughts of a Reader
    January 15, 2013

    Adult only is the way to go. πŸ˜‰ We went to the Sandals Resort in Ocho Rios for our honeymoon. Loved it. The DR is on our list, good to know about the lack of entertainment/yuck food at this one. πŸ˜‰
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