Instagram Travel Thursday: Mother Daughter trip to Caneel Bay

Caneel Bay Wanderlust Living
Mother Daughter Travel

Last month McKenna and I got to take our first mother daughter trip to together and it just so happened to be her 10th Birthday, so it was a very special trip. I was invited on a press trip to scout out Caneel Bay Resort as a family friendly destination for Savvy Sassy Moms. You can read my full review, take me away to Caneel Bay.

For this Instagram Travel Thursday post I wanted to highlight McKenna because she was so excited to be taking a trip with just her Mom, no little brother tagging along, and couldn’t wait to see the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Even though this was a work trip for me, in her mind this was her 10th Birthday trip! Which was fine by me, happy to give her such a special gift of traveling. Although, may start to  expect the same treatment every year!

Caneel Bay St John Virgin Islands Wanderlust Living

Caneel Bay, Virgin Islands

When we got to our room Caneel Bay had a personalized towel and donkey stuffed animal for her along with some other little treats. She quickly opened up the itinerary and began reading it out loud. She is the perfect press trip travel companion, because she is very organized and needs to be on time for everything. They also left gorgeous shells in the room each night, which she absolutely loved and we took all of them home with us as special souveniers.


McKenna went kayaking for the first time (which I could not believe was her first time) and she finally enjoyed snorkeling. She has tried before but so many times she would get scared and not get her mask to fit properly so she would give up, but this time she accomplished it and absolutely LOVED it. We saw turtles and she got to hold a starfish, which was probably her most memorable thing from the trip. I am so grateful that I got to spend this time with McKenna, I hope she remembers it always.

Follow our travels on Instagram @andreafellman and @mcKennafellman
Read more about our stay at Caneel Bay!


  1. Desiree Miller (@DesireeMiller)

    I bet she’ll remember this trip forever! I also bet you won’t be able to keep her from snorkeling trips all the time now… my 9 yr old daughter is a great travel companion, too. Maybe at some point we can bring them both along on a trip to another beautiful place.

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