Let’s Taco ‘Bout Summer

Summer is officially coming to an end, so I think it is finally time for a beach post. I kicked off summer 2015 with an all-inclusive vacation to Cancun, Mexico with my friends.  We had a blast!

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Where We Stayed: Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe

We got an amazing deal through a local travel agent– it was about $800 for 6 days (the price includes your flight, hotel, and unlimited food and drink).  The resort was beautiful: very clean, spacious, and had plenty of swim-up bars (a necessity for my vacation group), plus it was located in a perfect spot along the hotel strip.

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Where We Ate:  Numerous on-site restaurants.

The restaurants were all part of the all-inclusive package–we ate at the Italian, Japanese, and Mexican restaurants, all of which require reservations a few days in advance.  On the nights we did not have reservations we ate at the buffet which had a new theme every night.  The buffet always had a large variety of options and included appetizers, main entrees, and dessert.  Every morning you had the option of eating at the buffet or at a restaurant (the Mexican restaurant doubled as a breakfast venue), my friends and I nicknamed the breakfast restaurant as “The Waffle House”; they had insanely delicious waffles.  And French toast. And…we all ordered both dishes the mornings we went there, no shame.

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Shifting gears here. I do not consider myself a daredevil or a frequent risk taker, but on this trip I began to conquer some of my personal fears.  One of my fears is swimming in the ocean/sea. I know that sounds silly, but I was terrified to be in water that goes above my ankles. I think I finally “swam” in the ocean on our last day.

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We decided to do something adventurous halfway through the week and went on a zip-lining/cave excursion.  It was the most stressful, yet exhilarating experience of my life. The zip-lining consisted of 8 different zip-lines, and they all took a certain amount of time to complete. Zip-lining was cool because you can go on with a partner–I don’t think I would have been able to go all by myself.  Afterwards we drove these Jeep-like vehicles through the caves, followed by swimming through a water portion of the caves.

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And finally, this wouldn’t be a fashion blog if I didn’t mention outfits. The one evening my entire group unintentionally color coordinated by room (kind of).  It.Was.Awesome.

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  1. Great pics and we’re so glad you tried zip-lining! Looks like you all had a blast!

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  2. It looks like you had a great time, your pictures are amazing as well it makes me want to be back in Mexico 🙂

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  3. I have been to Cancun a few times and LOVE it there. So jealous you got to go! I love your blog and I nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award” and would love it if you did it (if you have time) 🙂
    https://adiinthelife.wordpress.com/2015/09/25/one-lovely-blog-award/

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  4. Hey love the blog and this post on Cancun! I stayed at the same hotel when I was there too aha. I have to agree the food at the hotel was magnificent. Your zip lining experience sounds so much fun, I wish I wasn’t afraid of heights!!!

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  5. Looks like an amazing trip! Hope to be able to go someday 🙂
    I would love to zipline.

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