mexico travel

Livin' La Vida Loca

Some call it living the crazy life, but we call it simply living.  

Even though we just recently settled into our new home in LA, Ashley's family invited us on a quick trip to Mexico and we were grateful to catch last minute flights where we woke up to the unbelievably blue water of Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, and it was more than worth it.  Livin' la vida loca may be one of our favorite mottos in life as of late, because it's simply too short not to.

We started the trip in the bustling town of Playa Del Carmen, where we slumbered downtown at the simple and lovely Aqualuna Hotel. Our room was nestled above a lush green garden, and we slept in a little too late each morning to the sounds of the birds which made our stay feel like a little sanctuary before heading out on the town for shopping, great eats, and the beach being just a short walk away.

Our second stop was the lovely town of Tulum. We were blown away by the sustainable and eco friendly community, delicious fresh food, and our incredible stay at The Papaya Playa Project. It is a true sanctuary in itself and there is no need to leave unless you want to go explore the town.  Papaya Playa Project is a sustainable resort designed so beautifully while allowing the natural surroundings to speak for itself.  It's filled with straw thatched bungalows, fresh pools with ocean views, floating beds, fresh juice bars, yoga classes, reiki and much more.  We wish we could have stayed for ten days to soak it all in, but we will definitely be going back for the full experience.


If you are looking for a quick weekend get away to let those colors of the big blue ocean sooth your soul and fill your wanderlust craving, these are your spots!