We recently went on a family vacation to Kennebunkport in Maine. We knew we wanted a beach vacation and we didn’t want to travel too far. Going to Maine was an easy decision. We visited Kennebunkport 12 years ago, before we had kids, and we loved it. It’s about a 5 hour drive, which means we could enjoy the beach on the very first day. We all LOVE the beach!
When traveling, you still want to be able to stay connected even if you are on ”vacation”. I think it’s important to have in case of emergencies, check maps, read up on your current location, etc… And it comes in very useful when you have a social daughter like Gabrielle. We visited the cutest little shop in Kennebunkport (wish I remembered the name!). The owner was sweet and Gabrielle had a blast chatting with her about sand-dollars. Gabrielle explained how she was on the lookout for sand-dollars. We visited many beaches and had yet to find any. The lady explained to Gabrielle that the beaches we were going to, don’t usually have sand-dollars, but that she knew a private beach (now open to the public) that we would be bound to find some. She said that not many people knew that it was now open to the public, so the beach is still very quiet. Apparently this beach also has sinking sand, something we have never seen. She gave us the name of the beach and the road that it was on. Talk about a nice lady! We took out the mobile phone, typed in the info into Google Maps, and off we went.. on the hunt for a ‘‘secret’’ beach! It was so easy to find with the phone guiding us to the beach.
Talk about the most beautiful place! The road leading up to the beach was breathtaking, so was the scenery! The path leading up to the beach was a beautiful sand path with wild rose bushes guiding us to the beach. We had the beach to ourselves! No one in sight. Just our little family and this gem of a beach. The girls instantly found pieces of sand-dollars. They didn’t find any whole ones, but the lady had told Gabrielle that finding whole sand-dollars can take a long time. We did find the spot on the beach that has sinking sand, so cool!
I’m so thankful that Gabrielle took the time to talk to the shop owner and that we had a cellphone with us. Without both of these, we would never have found this beautiful place!
Traveling to the US with TELUS
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- Buy a travel pass for lower rates and free incoming text messages.
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Things to remember when you are traveling:
- Use WiFi whenever you can. Many rest areas, restaurants, shopping centers and hotels/motels offer FREE WiFi. This is a great time to send photos to your loved ones, you know.. the ones that aren’t on vacation. haha
- Use the TELUS travel tools! They come in very handy to monitor your usage!
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Here a a few shots I shared on Instagram during our trip:
Have you ever found a ‘‘secret’’ location when you were on vacation? Isn’t it magical?
P.S. I’ll share more photos of our vacation soon, I have too much for just one post! :)
Have a GREAT day!!
Disclosure: TELUS kindly sent me a mobile phone to try out. The opinions in this post are 100% my own.