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!
Wearing: Forever 21 romper, VS bikini bottoms, Nordstrom Rack bikini top, Fossil watch, Ray Bans, Franco Sarto sandals
I have always dreamed of visiting Tulum. Just another bucket list item that I had to experience to believe that it truly could be just as beautiful as all the pictures I had seen. Spoiler alert: it was. I am getting a bit ahead of myself however as we decided to spend our first two days of our trip to Mexico in Cancun. We flew in some time in the afternoon and found ourselves walking through a huge festival to get to our Airbnb. So obviously we dumped our luggage and headed back to the festival to enjoy the massive party. There were rides, games, stalls selling keepsakes, food, drinks in pineapples, you name it. My favorite was the gentleman selling cotton candy stacked two stories high! There were two large stages where young performers sang and danced while an enormous crowd of adults grouped around a pseudo-dance floor to show off their best dance moves. Almost every child between the age of five and ten was driving around in a Power Wheels car of some sort; I suppose a common way to keep your children entertained. I still cannot believe we were so lucky to have arrived in such happy chaos!
The next day we took a ferry to Isla Mujeres, a small island off the coast of Cancun. Within walking distance is North Beach known best for its blindingly white sand and crystal clear waters (“My Favorite Things” plays in the background). I mean it is just shockingly beautiful there. There are actual crumbled Mayan ruins on the island that you can visit that are barely standing today due to the onslaught from a restless, crashing surf. On a separate note for future me, there is a house for sale with a view of the ruins and ocean that is posted four pictures up. The food was spectacular, pretty much tacos all day every day but who is to tell me no? We did bring our snorkel gear and spent an hour checking out the colorful fish around the reefs. We caught the ferry back as the sun was setting and had to say goodbye to island paradise…deep sigh.
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!”
Wearing: Empire Playsuit (similar styles here and here), Quay sunnies, Report Sandals (Nordstrom Rack)
I would first like to say that I am back after a hectic few months. Life happens and I had many familial priorities and medical school applications that required much of my attention. I am really glad, however, to get back to my hobbies again and finally put up the rest of these road trip photos that have been sitting on my laptop for ages.
Following an amazing trip to Sliding Rock (the photos of which are still on my GoPro…I will get to them soon), we visited Looking Glass Falls where I got to check off another bucket list item: swimming under a waterfall. It was like a dream come true, albeit a very icy cold one. There are many large slabs of rock to sit on to take in the view or you can grow a pair and jump into the freezing water and experience something that is beyond words. You won’t regret it for a second, trust me.