Matt and I met in the Turks and Caicos Islands back in 1995. The opportunity to study marine biology in the Caribbean during my junior year in college was about the best thing to ever happen to me! (Anyone out there interested in an incredible field study program for college students ought to consider The School for Field Studies. It’s amazing.) Now that are kids are old enough and are super great snorkelers, we thought it was time to take them back to where it all began! Grand Turk is a sleepy island with just a few basic dive resorts, great beaches, clear turquoise waters, and in the winter months, migrating humpback whales. We had HOPED to get the opportunity to see some whales, but had NO IDEA how lucky we would get! It was an amazing trip, as the islands feel like home to Matt and me. (We highly recommend Bohio Dive Resort for those that want a basic, friendly, laid back, unpretentious beach vacation. Oh and the food is outstanding!)
One more link for ya. My kids are in a REALLY anti-getting-their-pictures-taken mode right now. The new Olympus TG-1iHS camera we got for the trip was awesome! Since I wasn’t too worried about taking amazing pictures of the kids with a huge camera (they RUN away from me when I have it out), I was happy the point and shoot did so great. It’s water proof to 40 feet, shock proof and sand proof too. No shutter delay, and an f 2.0 lens!
Disclaimer- I hate how I have to watermark all the pictures on the blog like this. But there are some crazy people stealing all sorts of pictures on the web and pinterest, which makes watermarking necessary