My dad used to tell me that my family used to take road trips as a child. He would let us stay in the car and check us into motels while we checked into hotels. To save money, my dad would book a room in a motel with two single beds for a family of six. Once he had the key, he would let us in quietly, and we would avoid the lobby.
My dad would “make the phone call” when we got up.
He would reply, “Hi, this room is 324.” “Could we have some towels for our room?”
“Yes, sir. “Yes, sir. 1? 2?”
“How about four? It would be wonderful if you could send 2 cots.
“Sir this room is only available for double occupancy. We can’t–
Dad: “Thank you!”
HAHA! This was a common occurrence. It was only later that we realized how absurd it was to fit 6 people in a room. It’s not possible to take your family on a vacation without these things (and Ramit sleeping on the couch).
Our family vacations were simple and fun: we took road trips to see our family in LA. That was it!
Now fast forward to 30 years. Cass, my wife, and I travel to Mexico every year and stay in one of our favorite hotels. It was an unforgettable experience.
We were there and said, “This would make a great place for us to return to with our friends.”We picked a date, and I emailed some friends.
Here’s the email:
We want to spend more time together. Here is our plan:
These dates are for Rosewood Mayakoba. We will be there for five days.
My vision is for 3 dinners, and the rest is completely free. You can relax by the pool, work out, or rent a boat. Whatever you like.
I will plan the dinners. You’re just here!