Wearing: Urban Outfitters top, One Teaspoon shorts, Nordstrom Rack bikini top, VS bikini bottoms, Fossil watch, Ray Bans, Franco Sarto sandals
TULUM!! I am so in love with this coastline, it is like endless sandy beaches and azure waters just waiting to be explored. We started our day by biking from in town to the local ruins. For anyone planning to visit here some day, any “touristy” activities should be done as early as possible to avoid the crowds. We got to the ruins just after sunrise and were able to enjoy the peaceful rumble of the waves with a refreshing breeze. The ruins are spread out in what looks like a giant ancient golf course, but the true gem of this place is the view of the ocean over the cliffs and stairs taking you down to a hidden beach. There are iguanas just everywhere, but that is the Yucatan for you! I have heard from the locals that a lot of people tend to skip going to these ruins in favor of some of the more popular ones and I say they do not know what they are missing. We did visit some of the more tourist heavy hotspots North of Tulum and I still think this one was by far my favorite. I just love places that give you a feeling of serenity and intimacy, as if you are the only one soaking it all in, just you…and like fifty iguanas. This is just my take on things because I am a “long walks on the beach” kind of person (which should really come as no surprise at this point) who had once again found her happy place.
Wearing: One Teaspoon shorts, VS bikini bottoms, BP bikini top, Fossil watch, Ray Bans, Franco Sarto sandals
Playa Delfines is pretty much the crowned jewel of Cancun for people like me looking for sun, sand, and surf! It is also the same beach where you can take a really cheesy candid with the bright Cancun sign 😉 This beach has the kind of sand that just melts between your toes (in the good way, not in the quicksand way). The beach does steep off pretty quickly into the vast Caribbean blue water and the waves are pretty large in comparison to Florida. I thoroughly regret forgetting to take off my watch as I still have this ridiculous tan line two months later 😀 Oh well! This was the last day spent in Cancun before taking a bus through Playa Carmen to Tulum where we stayed the remainder of the week. More on that soon loves!
After searching for hours to find where I stored all my video footage from our road trip, I decided I would never wait so long to do that ever again. Somehow everything got scattered amongst two laptops and a backup drive and I managed to lose a lot of what I would consider the best footage we had of the whole trip! I am really sad that I lost all the video from Sliding Rock, but I told myself it could have been much worse. I will still have all the memories from that amazing visit and I promise that if I ever go back I will definitely have my GoPro with me! All in all I am very happy with how this turned out. If it seems like all will did was swim under waterfalls, well you wouldn’t exactly be wrong in that assumption 😉
Also a tip for GoPro users out there: use rain-x on the outer lens of the casing, it really prevents the water droplets from sticking and helps you get a clear shot. Unfortunately, I picked up that tip a little too late for this trip, but we live and learn! So without further ado, here it is lovelies…
Wearing: Asos top, Hollister denim shorts, Forever 21 sandals, Victoria Secret bikini, vintage sunnies
Cozumel, Mexico can be very touristy as we found out walking along the main roads aligned with numerous shops and vendors yelling at you to buy all the things. So in light of taking a chance and being adventurous we got a moped and went off-roading to areas where there were more wild dogs than people. I was a bit scared but mostly excited to see what is normally unseen in Mexican rural areas. We drove pretty far out and thankfully the GPS didn’t fail or we would have been completely lost. There was just so much to see so I tried to include as much as possible in the video.
Almost out of the woods and off the muddy path the moped slipped right out from under us and I ended up with a skinned knee. Not letting that tumble dampen our spirits we did what any dirt-covered civilians would do and went snorkeling to clean off. The water was refreshing and crystal clear with little fishes swimming around in the coral. What little stress I felt from our fall earlier was easily drained away by the cool water. It may not have been the most conventional way to see Cozumel but it sure was the most thrilling travel experience I have had yet. My response to the question “Are you sure you want to spend the extra money for the moped?” will forever be “Hell yes, let’s make a memory!”