We’ve promised you travel and romance, but is it really possible to find love AND travel for free? If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. But if you don’t think MissTravel is the exception to that rule, just ask Sibel how her first date on MissTravel may end up being her last. ABC 20/20 was there to capture every moment…
Sibel, a 27 year old woman from New York, signed up for MissTravel, not expecting anything to really happen. Much to her surprise, she got her very first trip offer on her first day of signing up. Steven, a 31 year old financial planner from San Diego, was planning a trip to Cabo San Lucas for the following weekend, and offered to take Sibel along with him. At first, Sibel was hesitant. Although Steven was very attractive and seemed to be the kind of guy she would normally date, a free trip to Cabo with a man she had never met seemed a bit daunting.
Eventually, Steven won her over and after a few days of videochats and long talks on the phone, they agreed to meet up in Cabo the following weekend. From opposite coasts, Sibel and Steven arrived separately in Cabo San Lucas, meeting for the first time at Villa Marcella, a beachside mansion, Steven had rented out for the weekend at $2500 a night.
Steven & Sibel slipped into an easy friendship when they first met, that quickly blossomed into romance as they explored the beach hand in hand.
Steven planned a romantic first evening for Sibel, that started with champagne and a dip in the jacuzzi, and ended with a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach. A private table for two just feet away from the ocean.
After dinner, Sibel and Steven briefly hit up the Cabo San Lucas bar scene, before calling it a night on separate floors of their villa. Their first night in Cabo was a romantic success, but it was nothing compared to the adventure-filled day Steven had planned for Sibel next. Steven, an avid sailor, chartered a private yacht to Playa Del Amor. After lunch and drinks on the deck, the two jumped in the water and snorkeled their way to Lover’s Beach.
After a fun-filled, tiring day in the sun, the happy couple was looking forward to a low key afternoon, followed by a casual night out. To see what happens next… tune into ABC 20/20 tonight, July 13th at 10/9 C. Or come back on Monday for a recap of the rest of Steven & Sibel’s romantic Cabo weekend!
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