manuel antonio beach costa rica

Manuel Antonio Beach – Costa Rica

It’s crazy to think that for all the times I’ve traveled to or been in Costa Rica (I used to live there), I’ve only been to the beaches a handful of times. For this trip I made sure we found an opportunity to go, even if just for a day or two. Luckily, we managed to plan a quick trip to Manuel Antonio. I had heard great things about the park and the beaches inside,…

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tulum ruins mexico

Tulum Ruins – Mexico

I arrived at the Tulum ruins after a morning of sleeping in and quite frankly, not planning very well at all. The previous day I had spent doing some very basic R&R; splitting time between my beach lounger and the bed in my hotel room because the intermittent rain showers were a good enough excuse to do nothing all day except read my book and drink margaritas. Truthfully, it was glorious. I set no alarm for the following morning…

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Matador State Beach California

El Matador State Beach

After doing a solo trip to Mexico, I was more than happy to have the opportunity to do a short, but fun girls trip to California. We only had a long weekend there, so we had to prioritize what we wanted to see. I’ve been in the Los Angeles area several times before, so beautiful and beachy Malibu sounded like the ideal getaway! We rented an airbnb in the Malibu mountains for one night and…

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how to plan the best tulum trip

How to Plan the Best Tulum Trip

A lot of different elements come into play when planning the best vacation, and I’ve found that doing a little research beforehand can go a long way in making sure that your trip is 100% everything you want it to be. Here I’m rounding up my favorite tips for how to have the best Tulum trip! Find an affordable flight: First things first! Get started off on the right foot by finding an affordable flight out…

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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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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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best michelada recipe


It’s February, the weather is surprisingly mild, and I’m fantasizing about being laid out on a beach somewhere in the South of Mexico. Of course, the next (and obvious) question is, what am I drinking? As I’m sure you guessed from the name of this post, it’s a Michelada 🙂 Ask 100 different Mexicans and you’ll get 100 different answers as to where the famous Michelada originated from. The most popular versions maintain that the Michelada…

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