Some time ago I started this trend where I start all travel recaps series with just that, a recap of my trip. I throw in the little details about what we did, the things that might not get a post of their own, and then I add some photos that aren’t quite perfect for deeper overviews. I have recently noticed the abundance of travel bloggers that simply post photo diaries from their vacations, and I LOVE them.
I am going to start doing a mix of the two. My From Here To There posts will now be a slight overview of our trip, and also a long photo diary. Cherishing the moments through photos is one of my favorite things to do, so I think it deserves a larger space on the blog.
Last week we returned from an amazing vacation in Mexico. We decided years ago to try and rotate years between Europe and Caribbean vacations, so to celebrate our anniversary this year, we booked a week in Mexico. We also invited my grandparents along and as much as they said they didn’t want to “crash” our trip, we insisted they join us. I am so glad they did! They have not been on a real vacation in 8 years, so I wanted to show them a really great time. Starting with champagne in our private transportation from my airport…my grandmother cried. I thought it was from simply seeing alcohol 😉
We spent our first 4 days on the island of Isla Mujeres with my grandparents and it was a tropical paradise. We stayed at the Mia Reef Resort and I can’t say enough about this resort. It was all-inclusive, on it’s own island, with the most beautiful water and delicious meals. We were loving life. It was a bit rainy for our first 2 days, but we made it work by relaxing, swimming and drinking- no complaints there!
There was a pool bar (one of the only requirements my grandparents had for this trip), most of the other guests were so much fun, and we played flip cup around the bar. It was my grandfathers first time playing and he got it on the first try- every single time! You could lounge in the pool, sit in the water, snorkel in the sea, and explore the “kings bath” which was a natural water bath with an endless amount of sea creatures.
Mia Reef is actually currently under construction, but both of our rooms were newly renovated and beautiful. I can’t wait to recap the location! The island itself was beautiful and we rented a golf cart one day to drive around. In total it is 5 miles long, and we explored from one end to the other. We also were surrounded by some of the best snorkeling in the area, it was amazing to sit in the water and have fish all around you.
I’m going to separate our trip into two vlogs and recaps, one from Isla Mujeres and the second from Cancun. Enjoy the first blog!
PS- Join me and Jacquelyn on Tuesday for our brand new, monthly recap link-up!