Cancun, Mexico

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On April 7th, our plane left Buffalo International Airport and landed in a much warmer country: Mexico!!! What an experience it was. For six out of the eight days of our trip, we experienced the beautiful private beach and ocean views that our resort had to offer in Cancun. Towards the end of our stay we went out for a night, to a club called Coco Bongo, you can read more about that experience here. The atmosphere and performances were out-of-this world! Earlier in the week, we took an hour and a half long bus ride, and visited Riviera Maya for two days, where we went snorkeling with stingrays, zip-lining (from some seriously tall towers) over the jungle, off-roading in ATV’s, swimming in caves and SO much more! You can read about that experience here.

I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect on my trip to Mexico. It was a last minute decision. A friend and I booked the trip about a month before we left; spontaneously. We both were seeking some adventure and needed a break from our crazy lives. We decided that our vacation would be a mix of adventure and relaxation. On our third day, we went to the beautiful spa that was in our resort. We ordered 55 minute massages and used the spa facilities (sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, pools) for the remainder of the morning. It felt calming to just relax and not think about all the million of things that we’re going on in our lives back home. For a brief morning, we had escaped.

In the evenings we attended shows and event nights, such as bingo night and casino night. My friend even won a free bottle of tequila! We laughed a lot, danced a lot, even read a lot (which I absolutely LOVE doing – just never seem to have time for anymore) and of course, drank and ate a lot (I mean come on – it was all included). We learned all about Mexican history, culture and traditions, food, dancing, clothing and by the end of our trip, had even picked up some very basic Spanish.

I think the most important thing I learned from this trip was my wanderlust for travel. I am still so young, with so much of the world unseen, and while I don’t see myself quitting my full-time job, leaving Matt, and selling our two houses… I do see Matt and I (or me and some friends) taking more trips throughout the year and traveling to places to diversify ourselves more. We still have time before we start a family, so why not travel in our free time? See a small part of this huge world. According to an online map I filled out I have seen 2% of the world so far, and I would love to have seen 10-15% by the time I am 30!! Adding that to my list of goals!

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Sooner than later,

TTP