the dangers of mexico

When we told most people that we were going to Mexico, their first reaction wasn’t “that’s amazing, have so much fun!” It was usually more along the lines of “don’t leave the resort, you’ll die!” and “don’t get beheaded!” Though the news does report these things (and I think maybe moreso in Texas where K is from because he got the most warnings), we weren’t too concerned. For one, we weren’t planning to leave the resort during this quick trip, and for another, there are tons of articles refuting that ALL of Mexico is unsafe. Still, we found that there were very real dangers in the resort itself. Aggressive Lizards – We were pretty excited everytime we…

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my life as a sell-out: mexico edition

I’m sure “OH MY GUH, time is just FLYING” is up there with the weather, how tired you are, and the storyline of last night’s dream on the scale of things people enjoy talking about, but seriously… How is it May and how are we already back from Mexico? It feels like yesterday that we decided to sell out and book ourselves a trip for four to Excellence Playa Mujeres, and here’s how it all played out. First, the good: There were rooms with a view.  As soon as we walked into the lobby, we were pretty overwhelmed and in love all at once. They handed us cool washcloths and there were four glasses of…

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all my bags aren’t packed, but we’re ready to go

As K informed us this morning, we are officially three short weeks from our romantic Mexican getaway for four, and I am not exaggerating when I say that I am bursting at the seams. Bursting, I say! First of all, we very clearly booked ourselves into a couples-only resort for a long weekend, so we’re assuming we’ll make or break at LEAST one couple’s honeymoon. Second of all, I am craving summer, my friends. It is bad. I splurged on three pairs of new sandals last week, I painted my toes neon pink this weekend, and on Monday, the hubs and I went to Cascabel Tacqueria and enjoyed three different types of tacos and sangria.…

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selling out to the all-inclusive resorts?

The hubs and I have never been attracted to the idea of all-inclusive resorts. They’re on par with cruises in our minds. They might be great when we’re older and have kids and really do want to just sit by a pool or a beach. But for now? Not for us. SO we booked one last night! I know. But about a month ago, we were reminiscing with B&K about our weekend in St. Thomas. We obviously concluded that another tropical vacation was necessary, and thus began the research. Adventurers at heart, we looked at everything from a treehouse in Belize to a mountainside resort in Nicaragua to renting a beachfront bungalow in Barbados. All…

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