Shhhhh, it's a secret, sexy, adults-only resort in Mexico
Planning any fun winter vacations?
I'm excited about an upcoming trip to Mexico. My superfine girlfriend (SG) wrote a travel story that won her a trip-for-2 to an all-inclusive resort in Huatulco. And instead of taking her boss, a family member, or some secret Craigslist lover, she's invited me to come along.
I'd never heard of Huatulco (pronounced wah-tool-co) before but the Internet assures me it's a real place. Huatulco is a new 5-star resort destination located in the state of Oaxaca (whah-ha-ka) on Mexico's southern Pacific coast, about 500 kilometers southeast of Acapulco and 900 km northwest of Guatemala City. Huatulco gets 330 days of sunshine a year and pretty much hovers at 30 degrees Celsius each day.
The travel writing contest was held by Wanderlust and Lipstick, "Your destination for women's travel," which features travel stories written exclusively by women. The site's editor, Beth Whitman, is certainly a veteran traveller. She's been threatened by Nicaraguan motorcycle cops and had a hand grenade pulled on her in Cambodia.
Meanwhile my SG's travel story -- on how she ran in a wine-tasting marathon near Bordeaux -- beat 250 other entrants to win Wanderlust and Lipstick's first prize of a 1-week stay at Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa. Great prize, hey?