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As you know, I haven’t written in quite a while. Not because I forgot about it (well, sometimes I definitely did), but because either I haven’t had time, or just simply wasn’t in the mood. Regardless, I’m back! I’m going to try to have a weekly cadence and keep everyone updated on #TVT travels, #ideas, locations and everything in between!

But, enough about me! Let’s get to the good stuff! #Mexico…


At the end of January, I traveled from #Tijuana (HIGHLY recommend) to San Jose Del Cabo, #Mexico. Something about the Mexican #culture makes me want to move there. Literally. The people are SO happy, their lifestyle is amazing (#siesta), and they truly care about only the things that matter…none of that #bs that we care so much about here in the states.


We arrived Saturday night around 7:30pm and had a private shuttle (also HIGHLY recommend) take us to our $hotel (round trip per vehicle–not per person cost–is $100 + tip ROUND TRIP through #CaboTransfers!) When we arrived, we had dinner at the hotel (Bel Air Los Cabos) where we unfortunately weren’t pleasantly surprised (however, they have FABULOUS room service, if I do say so myself). Because we didn’t enjoy the meal, we did go back to the room and order some #quesadillas and other snacks!


Waking up with the #sun is one of my favorite things to do (hello #Frozen, “The sky’s awake, so I’m awake”). Every #morning I sat on our tiny patio by our #privatepool to watch the #sun come up…and I mean LITERALLY watch the #sun come up. Such a cool experience. #BelAir is a great place to stay if you’re looking for a #budget friendly #vacation. They don’t over charge, the staff is nice, and the rooms are amazing (PLEASE get the private swim up suite…just trust me…it’s worth every penny). Having your own #pool is so nice on #vacation, especially if you’re trying to relax (I love kids, but something about screaming, yelling, and peeing is just not for me on vacation). Nothing compares to walking from your bed straight to the #pool. I also recommend getting the all-inclusive package as food can definitely add up. Alcohol is actually the cheap part down there. At the local mega mart, you can get a 12 pack of beer and full bottle of semi-nice #tequila for around $15 US. Pretty good deal!




As for #activities, almost every day we went down to #Zippers Bar and Grille, just a short 10 minute #beach walk from the hotel with awesome drinks, food and views. Their drink special is about $4.50 US which includes 2 #shots of #tequila, a #coronita and lime (after one of these you’re probably good). We also LOVED their chicken #tacos, which were about $8 US and we shared. Also a bonus, if you go during the right time of the year, you can see #whales (we saw a #whale breach about 5 times!)


After a stop at #Zippers, we continued #exploring down the beach all the way to #Palmilla (roughly a 5 mile round trip walk from #BelAir). We saw miles of beautiful beaches, water, rock caves, homes and even some sea creatures (#whales included)! Although #Palmilla is a public beach, #OneAndOnlyPalmilla Resort is a place for resort guests only! They did not allow us anywhere on property except exploring the rock surroundings on the point. If you have the time and the #tide isn’t too high, I think the walk is a #fun and #healthy activity to do!




What happens in #Cabo stays in #Cabo right? Well…most of it. Whenever we go to San Jose Del Cabo, we try to make a stop in #downtown #CaboSanLucas for some #funinthesun! Our first stop? #TheOffice. We shared a delicious #machaca plate and had 2 for 1 #beer specials (why not have #beer for breakfast?). From there, we had a private glass bottom #boat tour setup by our friend #Maricela (pictured below) all for a total of $25 US. We had a tour of all #arches, got dropped off at #LoversBeach, hung out at #DivorceBeach, and then got picked up and taken back to #TheOffice. What a day that was!




What are your #Cabo recommendations? I try to go a couple times a year so anywhere I need to go let me know! We didn’t go to #FloraFarms this time, but that is also a fun place to #explore!


#KeepTraveling #TravelTuesday #Cabo #SanJoseDelCabo #Mexico #LetsGo #Vacation #TheVacationTheory #TVT



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Where to Wednesday

Good morning dreamers! Half way through the week–happy hump day! All down hill from here…am I right? Where to #Wednesday…where in the world do I want to go? Well everywhere, duh, but today I’m going to focus on somewhere in particular that many people don’t know about. Caye Caulker. Located in #Belize, this #island is not highly widespread to #travelers, but doing a little research, this place is a local gem! I’m talking beautiful #beaches, colorful #culture, and nothing but crystal clear #waters.


So step one…getting there. Once in Belize, you can either take a 30 minute water taxi from San Pedro (roughly $25) or a 15 minute flight. In my opinion, the water taxi is the way to go because who doesn’t love looking down the sparkling ocean and enjoying the breeze? Side note, Caye Caulker is located only 1 mile from the Belize barrier #reef–major plus for you #divers and #snorkelers out there!


Where to stay? My vote is the Iguana Reef Inn. Not only is it a great location, but it’s extremely well kept. Located right on the water’s edge, the# resort offers an old style #Caribbean feel with some cultural #charm. There is free breakfast every morning (who doesn’t love that?), a private #beach, tons of# hammocks and a salt-water #pool. Total winner in my book.


This island is full of #nightlife, dining experiences and #activities that are #perfect if you’re looking for your next adventure. Not only can you totally relax here (hello spa day), but you can have the best of both worlds and dive into your #explorer side. The hotel offers tons of packages including scuba diving, snorkeling, #fishing, #sailing, as well as excursions a little inland in Belize that offer some insight into the #history of this magical place. I don’t know about you, but a vacation that offers relaxation and adventure is pretty much my dream!


What do you think? Have you been here? I want to know!



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