I just got back from an amazing 10-day coding retreat in Sayulita, Mexico with The Institute of Code. Institute of Code hosts all-inclusive retreats with the aim to teach students how to code and they definitely succeed in doing so.
There is a method to IOC’s madness because they take care of everything so you can focus on learning. When I say everything, I mean it. We had three meals a day plus lots of snacks and everything was so yummy and healthy.
Meeting my mom in Dallas at the tail end of her work conference definitely had its perks. I was able to be her guest at her last work event before getting our weekend started. We went into AT&T Stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play and were able to eat, drink, and even play on the field a bit.
When you realize you have 5 days off from school and work what should you do?
The answer is look up flights, book something cheap and go from there. Lucky for me, one of my good friends was able to join on this spontaneous trip.
The View from behind the Bellagio fountains
My friend and I
At our hotel, The Flamingo
We landed in Las Vegas around 10pm and stayed at the Flamingo, which is on the strip.
Maui, Maui, Maui. I absolutely love this island and wish I could have stayed longer. After arriving we stopped at Leoda’s for lunch, which was simple and delicious. We also grabbed a couple pies [yum!] because Thanksgiving was the next day. My favorite was the banana cream pie. After settling in at The Ka’anapali Beach Hotel we set of to see a luau at The Royal Lahaina. This was a ton of fun and made for a great first night on Maui.