It’s funny for me to reflect back before having twins thinking that it would be really easy. I figured you would just synchronize feedings, changing, sleep times, etc and it would all be a breeze. Boy, was I wrong! Fast forward 2.5 years later, it was time for a proper vacation to truly take a break and recharge. I totally needed it for my own mental peace of mind and to be a calmer version of myself for my kids. Thanks to my MIL, we were able to take an entire week off kid free.
Enter in our trip to Maui. The first time we went to Hawaii, we went to Kauai. Coming from Houston, it just seem like a hassle to get to HI being 9+ hours with minimal affordable options for nonstop flights. Therefore, we usually just went to Mexico which was less than two hours away.
Now that we live on the west coast, Hawaii is the tropical destination of choice. I now see why, and already dreaming of my next trip back. It’s only a five hour flight with a three hour time difference.
Miraval Resort has always been a destination that I would daydream about visiting. I would always look at the pictures, and think to myself that one day, I will get to see and experience it all.
That finally became a reality for my 35th birthday and successful first year as a new Mom of twins. I decided that it was time to treat myself while dragging my hubby along. He was definitely a good sport.
Taipei is a city dear to my husband’s heart because he was born there. When we were throwing out ideas on where to take the kids on their first overseas trip, we knew Taipei was the perfect choice. A bit ambitious with twins, but we figured starting them early would help them adjust. The main purpose of the trip was to visit family, but we made sure to sneak in the popular sites.
We arrived on Monday morning and left Friday evening. It was a short time in Taiwan considering it took us 16 hours to get there, but I’ll make sure to break down our schedule over 3 days.