Where I’ve Been

cenote nicte ha tulum

Cenote Nicte-Ha

It turns out that beauty in Mexico is not hard to find. In fact, it’s often hidden in the most peculiar and unexpected of places. On this particular day, I found it at the end of a long and bumpy dirt road, in what seemed like the middle of the jungle, in the most beautiful and surprising little pit of water my eyes have ever been delighted to see. On my last full day in Tulum, I…

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Piedra Escondida Tulum Mexico

Piedra Escondida – Tulum

Tulum, home of stunning white sand beaches and resplendent turquoise waters, awakened something within me I wasn’t sure I had anymore. I arrived here a little bit lost, a little bit broken, but ready for an adventure. I purchased my plane ticket only a week before the actual flight; honestly, on mostly impulse and whim. All I wanted was to relax, to escape, and to challenge myself a little bit. To throw myself out of…

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Islas Marietas Nuevo Vallarta

Islas Marietas – Sailing Tour

Our last day in Nuevo Vallarta we planned a sailing tour to the Islas Marietas, a group of small islands off the coast of Punta Mita. Although the islands are known and visited mostly for the Playa Escondida (hidden beach), they also make up a national park and ecological sanctuary. In fact, a very diverse group of species inhabits the islands and surrounding water. It is because of this “sanctuary” status of the island, however, that humans…

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Nuevo Vallarta beach Mexico

Beachside in Nuevo Vallarta

Today I’m dreaming of the beach. For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been getting over a cold + respiratory infection and being stuck indoors all day errday made me want nothing more than to be outside on a sunny beach. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll have a beach vacation for a while, so the nearby pool will have to do. 🙂 I took these photos the day that we landed in Puerto Vallarta. By the time…

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bucerias market mexico

A Day in Bucerias – Mexico

Somewhere between the beautiful-but-cookiecutter time share resorts of Nuevo Vallarta and the quaint-but-touristy streets of Sayulita, lies Bucerias, Mexico. Bucerias is quaint, charming, and clean, but less crowded than its neighbors to the north and south. It’s beachside, it’s beautiful, and they actually have tacos. Many have actually likened Bucerias to what Puerto Vallarta was some 50 years ago. That’s because it was a rural and undeveloped fishing village that was difficult to access until the mid 1950’s, when the government…

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Sayulita Mexico beach

Sayulita – Mexico

Our trip to Sayulita, Mexico was short, but perfect. It’s a relatively small beachside town that you can easily see in a day if you’re staying in nearby Puerto Vallarta. Although it has become increasingly touristy in recent years, I still recommend coming for the picturesque beach-town streets and relaxed, boho vibe. As far as looks go, it’s a photographer’s dream. Every corner you turn just presents you with more cobblestone and palm tree lined…

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Querétaro mexico

Queretaro – Mexico

Querétaro took me by surprise. I’ve visited Mexico countless times in the past, but had mainly been up North and in beach areas like Cancun. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, it being my first time in central Mexico, but let me tell you, it was eye-opening and incredibly beautiful. I’m always immediately obsessed with cities that have a lot of historical charm and Querétaro did not disappoint. The stunning downtown area is very well maintained…

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florence italy travel

Florence – Italy

Florence has long since been on my list of places to visit around the world. Having taken 5 different art history classes in college, it had also come up quite often (being the art capital that it is). So frequently I had dreamt about what it looked like, what the people were like, and what seeing all this incredible art in person was like. I must have seen images of David hundreds of times. Our art history…

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rome roman forum

Rome – The Roman Forum

This week I thought I’d continue with my images of the Roman Forum, because honestly, I just have so many! We did an all day tour and I still feel we could’ve seen more because there really is so much to see here. It was so incredible to just be in the presence of all the different buildings and structures, where so many famous and important figures so long ago once stood. If you’re in…

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