all my bags aren’t packed, but we’re ready to go

theromanticAs K informed us this morning, we are officially three short weeks from our romantic Mexican getaway for four, and I am not exaggerating when I say that I am bursting at the seams.

Bursting, I say!

First of all, we very clearly booked ourselves into a couples-only resort for a long weekend, so we’re assuming we’ll make or break at LEAST one couple’s honeymoon.

Second of all, I am craving summer, my friends. It is bad. I splurged on three pairs of new sandals last week, I painted my toes neon pink this weekend, and on Monday, the hubs and I went to Cascabel Tacqueria and enjoyed three different types of tacos and sangria. It was a date night for the ages, really.

All while dreaming of this (plus two more chairs, duh):

Excellence Playa Mujeres Beach

The one thing I’m not thrilled about? We’re flying Spirit Airlines and apparently, they have some attitude problems: Spirit Air to charge up to $100 for carry-on bags.

This increase doesn’t start until November, but in the mean time, there are still all sorts of stupid baggage fees involved. And you know what I say? It’s NONSENSE. We’ve never actually flown Spirit before, but I’m already holding a grudge. If we want to check a bag, we’d have to pay a fee for that, too. Basically, Spirit is asking me to pay to not be naked for four days and I won’t stand for it.

I mean, I will, because I have to. But I have a feeling this will be our first and last time on Spirit Air. Unless anyone has a few shining bright spots to discuss with me? Or am I being unreasonable and this fee absurdity is actually ok? Tell me. (Except be warned that I don’t really like when people tell me I’m being unreasonable. Ask the hubs).


the romantic



  1. May 4, 2012 / 12:33

    Ooooh, I too am planning a trip to Mexico via Spirit Air. I hope everything goes well for you (and I’ll be checking in for a review later!)

    • May 4, 2012 / 12:54

      ahh where/when are you going? we’ve never been to mexico before, so spirit airlines aside, we are SO excited!

  2. Jenna
    May 4, 2012 / 12:41

    Ooh, afraid U.S. airlines are going the way of the Europeans. I don’t even think about it anymore. So at the risk of sounding like a complete pessimist, I’d say you’ll probably be seeing more of that soon. And just to really make your head spin: Ryanair charges both a fee (each way!) to pay online with a credit card and a fee (each way!) for “online check-in” (Guess what. If you don’t check in online, there’s an even bigger fee waiting for you at the airport). Whenever we see a great Ryanair fare, we know to tack on an extra 50 euros for hidden costs…

  3. the Hubs
    May 4, 2012 / 19:23

    Down with fees!

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