Passport please… and thanks! TraqtTravels here~ wandering wife, mamma and educator from Indianapolis, IN. In June my mini and I made a summer bucket list, you know things you want to do over the summer! On the top of my minis list was getting her passport.

Summer was very busy for my family as my mom was battling breast cancer & had surgery scheduled. Oh & she lived all the way in Las Vegas!  The hubby and I were also heading to The Essence Festival with another couple in early July. My daughter had a trip planned to Nashville to visit with our cousins and I also had a Military visit scheduled in San Diego for work.

Mid-June we travel to Vegas for 2 weeks to be with my mom during her surgery! While there, my mom & I found and planned to go to the Cayman Island since I found flights for $59 each way from Ft. Lauderdale on Southwest Airlines.  Once home in Indianapolis, my husband and I took my daughter to get her passport! She was so excited!

Earlier in the year, I had taught her how to sign her name in cursive and she was so excited to show the postal worker that she knew how to write in cursive! About 4-6 weeks later her passport arrived! And another 10-12 weeks later we were off to the Grand Cayman Island! We stayed at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach House!!

It was absolutely beautiful! The outdoor space was indescribable! Beachfront, with a beautiful pool,  restaurant and water activities nearby! Although not all-inclusive, the beach house offered bicycles for rent, paddle boarding & kayaks for free. Jet skis and other motorized activity for a charge. The beach house also offered a variety of free daily kid-friendly activities such as hair braiding, slime & bath bomb making, s’mores bonfire party and so much more for the entire family!

If in search of things to do, the resort has representatives on the property with multiple options of excursions to try and places to go! We opted for the catamaran sail to the other side of the island at Rum Point for snorkeling and lunch with a stop at Stingray City.

Swimming with the stingrays is by far the most adventurous thing I’ve ever done, but I’m so happy that we have that experience under our belts! My only suggestion to take into consideration when traveling to the Cayman Island or international location is to check the currency exchange rate! Cayman dollars are worth more than US dollars. And as you know almost nothing in this world is free…especially when traveling.

As always, thank you for traveling along…

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