It constantly amazes me that people will spend a fortune to travel to amazing places and then they will just ‘sit there’ by the pool having drinks served to them.
I have traveled to exotic places like Belize, Costa Rica and St. Lucia.* I have been to London and Paris.* These are not places to sit around by the pool! Each destination is chocked full of exciting things to experience! If getting a drink by the pool is your thing – heck save yourself some money – sit by the YWCA or the Lattitude pools and cry for a waiter. Knock your socks off!
Now around here, we have but one hotel that is specifically designed for pool sitting, Blue. For the rest of the B&B’s and Inns, we have too much going on to be sitting around! People say Newburyport is beautiful aren’t just talking about the Downtown. We have a drop-dead harbor that beats anything Boston or Salem has. (Okay, Gloucester cheats with big rocks and shockingly-beautiful beaches.) We have the Great Marsh and Plum Island. We have so much to see and do that any smart visitor will need to make a list before they come. It still amazes me that we don’t get more multi-stay tourists.
If I were to set it up like I did for Belize and London – I would be in a whirl-wind of fun.
* You may say, “Ha, and you call yourself Poor! I have been to twice as many places as I have listed above and done it with a shoe-string budget. For example, I found out that ‘locals’ in the U.K. use very cheap plane & train trips not published in the U.S.- did some contortions and took a side trip for a fraction of the cost. In St. Lucia, found a hotel for $100 a day (complete with meals) and during the day, they shuttle you down to spend the day at resorts where guest stay for $1200 a night! I did find out that laying on a beach surrounded by the wealthy proves that the rich sunburn too! Ah, I could regale great tips if this was a blog on travelling!