Turks and Caicos, Paradise: Dream Destination Come True

Turks and Caicos, the dream destination

“It starts with a dream. Add faith, and it becomes a belief.

Add action, and it becomes a part of life.

Add perserverance, and it becomes a goal in sight.

Add patience and time, and it becomes a dream come true.” – Unknown

Turks and Caicos, the dream destination

I love to travel. It’s a known fact. But there are some travels which seem too far, too far-fetched, though I have traveled around the world. My dream destination has always been an island in the Caribbean, since I was a girl.

Turks and Caicos, the dream destination

I have never been able to visit a Caribbean island until a week ago, when after saving and planning and waiting and waiting, my sons and I set our feet in the powdery sand on the island of Provo in Turks and Caicos. It was a dream come true.

The trip turned out to be more than I expected. I never thought the photographs I’d seen of clear turquoise water would actually be real. I thought Photoshop had helped those photographs to look better than the scene is in real life. But I was wrong.

Turks and Caicos, the dream destination

The beach in Turks was pristine, with white sand and the clearest water I’ve ever imagined. I never thought nature could be cleaner and clearer than a perfect swimming pool.

Turks and Caicos, the dream destination

It turns out the color was not an exaggeration. It was incredible. I soaked it in all week.

The goals I’d set for the week: feet in sand, bathing suits only, no shoes, nothing but fun and watersports with my boys on the beach. The snorkeling was amazing — schools of multi-colored fish swimming alongside us. The sailing was action-packed and full of sea spray. The paddleboarding and kayaking and swimming and eating together was all perfect. It was the vacation I had always dreamed of having, together as a last spring break before my oldest leaves for college. I am so thankful.

Turks and Caicos

As for dreams, there is nothing as satiating as getting to do the dream after a long time waiting and working to achieve it.

Turks and Caicos

Here’s to dreams and the places where they come true. Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Have you been to Turks and Caicos or another Caribbean island? Where did you visit? What is your favorite?

Published by Jennifer Lyn Art

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4 thoughts on “Turks and Caicos, Paradise: Dream Destination Come True

  1. Jennifer, I’m so happy you were able to fulfill this dream with your boys. Without doubt it’s something they will always remember. I once took my daughter, her friend, and my nephew on a trip to Florida. We took the overnight cruise to Nassau, Bahamas. My favorite part was shopping for linens and shopping in the Straw Market (a market selling local handmade goods.) The Caribbean is truly beautiful. In my opinion, travel is worth every penny. Here’s to priceless, unforgettable experiences in life!
    Happy Easter to your family.

    1. I love hearing about your experience at the straw market and the Bahamas. Thank you for sharing, Kim. And yes, here is to experiences as we travel. Some of life’s greatest treasures.

  2. Fab pics ! So glad you had a wonderful time with your sons. Truly a bonding experience. Our favorite travels are those we take with family. Our son lives in Brooklyn near us, but our daughter, husband and two sons live in Vienna. It’s important to us to have a family vacation every year so we alternate between the USA and Europe. We’ve rented some wonderful houses through VRBO in France, Italy and Mexico. The beaches in Carmen Del Playa were gorgeous. This year for our 50th anniversary we’re taking the family on a cruise to the Greek Isles etc. Should be some super beaches along the way.

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