two weeks ago, hubs and i spent a week in the mexican caribbean on our first no- wedding, no- holiday, no-agenda vacation in a long while. we have a fairly extensive wanderlist and honestly, the caribbean wasn't on it. however, places like iceland, scandanavia, turkey and morocco take some time and a pretty penny to visit. thanks to skyscanner (the 'fly me anywhere in the world over the course of one year' function is amazing!) we discovered that we could fly to cancun for less than many places in the US, including my hometown. not really ones to enjoy overly touristy locations, i set to work finding for us a destination along the riviera maya that would be a little more removed from drunken college students and springbreakWOO!.
enter friend and travel buddy grace and her enthusiastic recommendation of tulum, mexico.
i looked into it. inexpensive, direct flights + an easily navigable mexican public bus system + off season hotel prices = our week long vacation in the paradise of tulum, mexico on the teal blue waters of the caribbean sea.
tulum town was tourist friendly without being overly aggressive about it. people were helpful and kind, gracious with our lack of spanish and even paco the airtran employee who we suspect stole our credit card information was good-natured and easy going (maybe in part because he's now about $600 richer). the food was incredible, the beaches gorgeous and would you look at the color of that water??
i apologize that these photos are all recycled from instagram. when i get my photos correctly uploaded and edited from my actual camera, i'll share them and a little more about our trip here. until then, these will have to do!