BFF Vacation

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What do you have when you put two long-distance BFFs and their husbands together for one whole week in the Dominican Republic?


The makings of a wonderful, much-needed vacation!  My father-in-law is taking care of our house and dogs while we are gone, so I can’t wait to just RELAX.  It’s going to be a sunny, sandy, and very PiΓ±a Colada kind of week.






Beach time!



  • Rachel @ EatMoreMeatLess May 13, 2011, 5:21 pm

    Is that Lauren that lives in Singapore?! Have fun!!

    • CaitlinHTP May 13, 2011, 7:02 pm

      No, it’s BFF Sarah πŸ™‚ I have two BFFs, I am a lucky girl!

  • Molly @ RDexposed May 13, 2011, 5:27 pm

    Soak that sun up! I’m currently being soaked in run-booo.

  • Ambre May 13, 2011, 5:28 pm

    Have fun!!!! πŸ™‚

  • jen May 13, 2011, 5:30 pm

    Hope Caitlyn doesn’t mind me using her blog but any New Yorkers going to see Michael Pollan speak tonight? Would love to meet some new friends… if so leave some contact info!

    • CaitlinHTP May 13, 2011, 6:59 pm

      That is awesome. Anyone going???

      I also tweeted!

      • jen May 13, 2011, 9:53 pm

        it was SO awesome!!! thanks for tweeting ur the best πŸ™‚

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine May 13, 2011, 5:39 pm

    Wooo have an amazing time….a tropical vacation sounds so good right about now!!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 13, 2011, 5:39 pm

    Oh have SO much fun! Lucky you πŸ™‚

  • Freya May 13, 2011, 5:39 pm

    Aaah you lucky thing!! Wherever you are, it looks awesome!

  • Rachel May 13, 2011, 5:43 pm

    I will be in the DR on Thursday!!

    • CaitlinHTP May 13, 2011, 7:00 pm

      what hotel are you going to?

      • Rachel May 13, 2011, 9:38 pm

        Majestic something or other, I think. I can’t remember. I didn’t book it!

  • Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good May 13, 2011, 5:46 pm

    Sounds wonderful! Enjoy!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss May 13, 2011, 5:47 pm

    Lucky!! It’s so beautiful. Ohhh how I wish I was on the beach!

  • erica May 13, 2011, 5:50 pm

    omg! have fun!!!! that place looks wonderful!

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair May 13, 2011, 5:51 pm

    I remember when you first blogged about this and you were like “60 more days” or whatever it was. Gosh time has flown.

    Have a GREAT week. Get lots of R&R in, you deserve it!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 13, 2011, 5:51 pm

    So jealous!

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley May 13, 2011, 5:54 pm

    That looks so fantastic! I’m jealous, have an awesome time!

  • Evan Thomas May 13, 2011, 5:54 pm

    Whenever someone says vacation I always start singing the Go-Go’s song.
    Have fun! Can’t wait to see beach pics that make me regret living in Rhode Island

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) May 13, 2011, 5:56 pm

    Enjoy your vacation! You deserve it!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write May 13, 2011, 5:59 pm

    OMG I hate you.

    Okay, no I don’t, but seriously? I’m so jealous!!!! Have SO MUCH FUN!

  • Nicole May 13, 2011, 6:02 pm

    K + a bottle of rum = money shot!

  • Lili May 13, 2011, 6:14 pm

    WOW you DID surprise us!!! Have fun. You bith deserve this vacay!!ahhhhhhh…..

    • Lili May 13, 2011, 6:14 pm

      you both*

  • Kamaile May 13, 2011, 6:15 pm

    The private pool is AWESOME! Have a great time!

  • Leanne (Bride to Mrs,) May 13, 2011, 6:17 pm

    Have fun!

  • Kristyn May 13, 2011, 6:27 pm

    NO WAY?! Have a blast!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it because that’s where my fiance and I just booked for our wedding next July! =) Soak up the sun chica!

  • Natalia - a side of simple May 13, 2011, 6:28 pm

    Gaaah! Have such an amazing time πŸ™‚ Sounds like the IDEAL vacation to me!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg May 13, 2011, 6:30 pm


    I have the same dress that you are wearing! πŸ™‚

  • Amanda May 13, 2011, 6:32 pm

    wow! Have fun!!!!

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 13, 2011, 6:35 pm

    That looks awesome!! I’m SO JEALOUS!!

  • Baking 'n' Books May 13, 2011, 6:43 pm

    YOU ALL DESERVE IT!!! Actually, any one in life deserves one.

    Drink up and soak up some sun πŸ™‚

  • Shari May 13, 2011, 6:50 pm

    Oh WOW! Have a great time!!

  • Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit May 13, 2011, 6:54 pm

    have the best time ever girl!

  • Gina @ RunningtotheKitchen May 13, 2011, 6:57 pm

    that place looks gorgeous! enjoy and relax!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 13, 2011, 7:02 pm

    That sounds amazing! And you must be so pumped to get to spend time with your BFF. Have an awesome time! πŸ˜€

  • Allison @ Happy Tales May 13, 2011, 7:03 pm

    AHHHHHHH have SO MUCH FUN!!!! Y’all deserve the best vacation ever!!

  • Christine May 13, 2011, 7:06 pm

    Very cool! Enjoy and give us some reviews of places- I’m looking for a Christmas destination!

  • Parita May 13, 2011, 7:13 pm

    Wow a whole week away?! With your best friend and your husbands…so lucky! Have loads of fun!

  • Sarah for Real May 13, 2011, 7:16 pm

    Oooooh so jealous! Have a Pina Colada for me!

  • mj May 13, 2011, 7:35 pm

    Glad to see everyone there safe and sound. It looks beautiful.

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) May 13, 2011, 7:42 pm

    So lucky! I am in need of a vacation. . . good thing summer vacation starts in ‘T’ minus 1 week!!

  • SaraK May 13, 2011, 7:44 pm

    I def have the same dress as you in the same picture. Target rules.

  • Vanessa @ Swift as Shadows May 13, 2011, 8:00 pm

    Living vicariously through you on this one! =)

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me May 13, 2011, 8:06 pm

    SOOOO JEALOUS!!! I want to be in a warm location! No vacation till my honeymoon which is in 1.5 years. πŸ™

  • Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey May 13, 2011, 8:17 pm

    Aww, this is making me miss our amazing Jamaican vacation from last October!

    Have a fantastic time!! Drink a Pina Colada for me! πŸ™‚


  • Lauren May 13, 2011, 8:20 pm

    This is so much deserved for you Caitlin! Enjoy!!!

  • Lisa @ Early Morning Run May 13, 2011, 8:23 pm

    So cool! Have a great time!!

  • Amy May 13, 2011, 8:33 pm

    The DR is fun! If you’re in Punta Cana, go to the little Thai restaurant in Bavaro Beach- ask the locals– it’s on property at a complex of private villas, but it’s public to eat there. A-MAZING CURRIES!

  • Amy May 13, 2011, 8:34 pm

    omg- just found the link- you will not be sorry- It is callled Balicana at Los Corales. There is also an outrageous Cuban bakery right near there!

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 13, 2011, 8:54 pm

    Lucky girl. Enjoy your time! πŸ™‚

  • Lindsay May 13, 2011, 9:26 pm

    Such a lucky girl!!,

  • Tori (Fresh Fruition) May 13, 2011, 9:32 pm

    I wish I was on the beach! That looks like such fun!

  • Heidi - apples under my bed May 13, 2011, 9:43 pm

    yay! have an amazing time. sounds incredible πŸ™‚
    Heidi xo

  • Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 13, 2011, 10:16 pm

    Ahhh it looks GORGEOUS there! The white sand beaches and clear blue waters and everything πŸ™‚

    Have a great time and enjoy relaxing πŸ™‚

  • Khushboo May 13, 2011, 10:40 pm

    Have a fab and very well-deserved vacay! Awesome that all 4 of you get on so well!

  • The Teenage Taste May 13, 2011, 10:47 pm

    The Dominican Republic looks beautiful! Have a great time, Caitlin! πŸ˜€

  • Karolina May 13, 2011, 10:52 pm

    I had a great time in the DR- enjoy your drinks on the beach…it’s fabulous:)

  • Corrie Anne May 13, 2011, 11:30 pm

    I can’t believe you’re in my country!!! I hope you have the greatest time!! It’s the best! πŸ™‚

  • Another *** Diet Girl May 14, 2011, 3:26 am

    are those mini-pools / spa / saunas out the front of each apartment? (first photo). If they are – AHA-MAZING!

  • Emma @ Getting There & Going Places May 14, 2011, 4:13 am

    Looks gorgeous!
    Have a great trip! πŸ˜€

  • Marina May 14, 2011, 4:38 am

    Enjoy your vacation!

  • Katy May 14, 2011, 4:44 am

    I just spent 4 months in the DR- I loved it! Make sure to drink some Presidente- it’s awesome, and dirt cheap.

  • Kiran @ May 14, 2011, 5:38 am

    What a beautiful resort. Happy vacationing πŸ™‚

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION May 14, 2011, 6:44 am

    Enjoy your much needed vacation and soak up that delicious sunshine! And have fun! πŸ˜€

  • jassy May 14, 2011, 7:19 am

    enjoy the dominican republic! is that a pool in every house? πŸ™‚

  • Hats @ See How She Runs May 14, 2011, 7:22 am

    I am very jealous! Buuut I’m going to the south of France in a few weeks. Sun, here I come!

  • Amber K May 14, 2011, 9:03 am

    I’m off for a vacation of my own! I hope you have a fabulous time. You deserve it πŸ™‚

  • Andie ( May 14, 2011, 10:17 am

    Enjoy yourself, doll!! You deserve a nice break πŸ™‚

  • Lee May 14, 2011, 10:43 am

    Is that tie dyed dress from Target? I think I tried it on.

    Have a great trip!!

  • Laura May 14, 2011, 11:53 am

    Hi Caitlin! I just wanted to say that I have just started reading your blog and already I have found it really inspirational for running and healthy eating! I hope you have a lovely trip xxx

  • Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily May 14, 2011, 11:59 am

    I’m so jealous! Have fun and enjoy your bff vacation.

  • Sophie @ threetimesf May 14, 2011, 12:06 pm

    Ooooh I’m jealous – Have always wanted to go to DR! Have a fab time! πŸ˜€

  • Julie May 14, 2011, 12:13 pm

    I hope you have an amazing, wonderful, awesome, fantastic and fun week!! You deserve it πŸ™‚

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} May 14, 2011, 1:46 pm

    Have an amazing time!!!!!!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 14, 2011, 1:57 pm

    Have such a great time! You’ve been working too hard lately!

  • Emmalinda May 16, 2011, 12:11 am

    Enjoy your time in the DR! I did my study abroad experience there (in Santo Domingo & in the mountains in the western part of the country) and cant WAIT to go back! Enjoy a cold Presidente beer or a rum & coke with Brugal rum. πŸ™‚

  • Ali May 16, 2011, 9:41 am

    Wow, I am jealous. All-inclusives are the BEST! Have FUN!!!!

  • Carolina May 16, 2011, 9:55 am

    Dominican Republic is so beautiful! You’re going to love it, enjoy! πŸ™‚

  • Kari May 16, 2011, 10:24 am

    I just got married (4-2-11) at Paradisus Palma Real just north of Punta Cana and I loved loved loved every single minute of it. What I would give to be back there right now. Have a great time!!

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