It was my girlfriend’s birthday, and I wanted to go above and beyond with the gift. She is Hispanic and loves to travel. We already had a plan to travel to Mexico the following year, so I decided to go somewhere else. She had recently expressed desire to visit the Caribbean, so I found a great deal on Groupon. Or at least I thought it was. It was an all-inclusive trip for 2 to the Viva Wyndham Resort in the Bahamas. The cost was $699 per person including air fare, 5 nights in the resort hotel, all you can eat, all you can drink, and many events and activities. Sounded amazing, so I bit.
Since I had never been, I did not know the biggest differences between staying at a resort and flying solo. But since I was so inexperienced, I took the lazy man’s route. But it was more ignorance than laziness. I wanted to do something safe. And I do not mean safe in terms of crime, but safe in terms of not showing my girlfriend a bad time on her birthday. I didn’t want to spend my time scratching my head and struggling to find fun activities. I am a simple accountant for a moving company in the Atlanta area, trying to impress the love of my life.