Throwback Travel: Our Honeymoon in Zihuatanejo


Honeymoon in Zihuatanejo

Just yesterday I came across an album of old photographs and was mesmerized by the grainy images, long forgotten, captured between the slightly dusty covers. It was an album of our honeymoon, back at the ‘turn of the century’, in 2000.  This was before digital cameras, Facebook check-ins, camera phones, and selfie sticks.  It was pure, unadulterated relaxation and romance, just like any honeymoon should be. Due to hurricane season being in full swing in September, we opted for a honeymoon destination on the western coast of Mexico, now known as the Viceroy Zihuatanejo.

Oh bliss, all-inclusive luxury right on the beach.



Playing in the waves

Remembering HIS smile that captured my fancy the first time we met at that conference in San Francisco.


Practicing my mermaid skills in the infinity edged pool.

A reminder that no matter how imperfect we may feel on any given day, we will look back and remember how easy it was to look this way.


Big beach hair- as usual.


An afternoon at the spa for 2, erasing the exhaustion of a creating a garden wedding and 2 days of travel.


One night we caught a taxi to a local restaurant, just up the mountain, we had heard about around the pool. It was called Kau-Kan. I will never forget that moment we stepped onto the upper terrace of this magical place.

La Califfa

It was one of those moments of sensual perfection — the sights, the sound, the flavors, the scents –  that you never want to forget.  A honeymoon should be designed to capture those kinds of moments that you reflect on over and over as the years go by.

Memories of a lifetime….

What is your favorite stand out moment in time?

The Viceroy Zihuatanejo

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Heather Lindstrom

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Ah, sweet memories !
Soon, you BOTH will retired, congrats to Scott!
Enjoy these last “school” days and more great memories to come.


Hi Val,
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I’ve been enjoying your photos on IG! Thanks for the kind words. With a newly launched travel business, I don’t feel truly retired, more like reinvented–and I’m loving it. Planning travel doesn’t really feel like ‘work’, if you know what I mean. ;) And yes, we are both so excited for Scott’s final day- June 21st! It will be an entirely new chapter for us.
Summer is coming and I know you will enjoy every minute, as usual!


So beautiful… the scenes, the ambiance, my wife.


Awwww–I would say this trip started our romantic wanderlust chapter….Thankfully, still going strong!! ;) xx


Heather, you look like a model posing for a resort magazine! Beautiful honeymoon photos and you two look very happy. I’m sure you will be enjoying Scott’s retirement very soon!


Thank you, Karen. It felt like a time capsule going through that old photo album. It’s really busy now with wrapping up the year and all the end of year/retirement celebrations, but come the 21st of June he will be ALL finished (can hardly wait!. :)
Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Karen!

Love to hear from you!