Missing Mexico

Ever feel like if you could just get away for a few days? And you would promise yourself you would feel rejuvenated and ready to take on your to-do lists?! 

That’s me today. It is frigid here in Connecticut and having today off, I hibernated. After getting an email from my Aunt about our summer family vacation, I started to think about my potential upcoming travels. Thinking about places I’ve been, dying to go to, and places high up on my ‘must visit’ list. Being in the same routine almost every week, I get bored and crave adventure. I’m pretty sure this happens to all of us- especially for those of us who have to deal with the bitter winter months!

I started thinking about my trip to Cancun/ Playa Del Carmen, Mexico this past May. It was the destination of our family vacation this year and my first time somewhere tropical. While some of the family stayed back, it was probably one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. And BONUS! My cousin and her amazing now husband were getting married and I was lucky enough to be a part of it! The beach AND a wedding?! I was in (with some hesitation at first)!

After my minor panic attacks about getting there safely, I was able to enjoy these views for a week…

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This view…

The majority of the family stayed at here. It was perfect minus the food. I mean, who really enjoys buffets?

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The bride and groom stayed in Playa Del Carmen at Valentin Imperial Maya which was beyond beautiful. You felt like you were in your own little Mexican town. Highly recommended!

Onto the pictures every loves to look at…wedding pictures!

The bride, Tara, got the maid of honor and I these amazing robes to get ready in! She got them on Etsy.

 

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How picture perfect it this?

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Group pic!

My family are pretty much party animals and I expected nothing less, especially while in Mexico!

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Last, but never least a little inside to my family…

The ladybug is the symbol for my family ever since my Grandmother passed away ten years ago. Her house was constantly infested with them and she was the light of our family. The bride’s mother found these Kate Spade ladybug earrings and pinned one in her bouquet. The perfect tribute.

Looking back at these pictures, it makes me want to say ‘no’ to items I think I need now and save money to travel. There is so much to see just in the United States alone, it would be a shame if we never took those journeys to explore!

 

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”- Amelia Earhart

xo, Janine

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