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This is the trip that started it all. This is the trip that sparked my fire. The trip that made me fall in love with traveling and the concept of exploring the world to see the most amazing beaches I could find.

Birthday baecation

I did this trip with my friend for my 30th birthday, and it was epic. If you haven’t done a “Baecation” with a bestie yet, get on it. You’re truly missing out.

The westin resort & spa cancun

We stayed at The Westin Resort & Spa Cancun. This place is amazing! The grounds are absolutely gorgeous.

The Westin Resort and Spa, Cancun, Mexico view of the pool and ocean
View of the beach with resorts in the distance in Cancun

no one likes a shady beach

The resort is located right on the water, with some of the most amazing beach views you’ll ever see. The soft, golden sand and the sparkling turquoise water will make you forget all your worries. Ocean therapy is the best kind of therapy!

View of the beach with resorts in the distance in Cancun

winter vacation in paradise

We went in December! So, getting away from the cold and toasting my stark-white body was amazing.

View of the beach with resorts in the distance in Cancun

I can’t go to the beach without doing a sandman. Plus, it was December, so I was just adding to the jealousy of everyone back home.

"Sand Man" Snow man made out of sand at the beach

resort spa

When they say “resort and spa” they mean it. Hands down the best massage I’ve ever had was right here at the resort.

Not only was the massage amazing, but it took place at a cabana right on the water. Hearing the sound of the ocean waves and smelling the soothing aroma of lavender oil was the most relaxing thing I have ever done. So, I did not one, but two massage packages on this vacation.

….And I don’t regret it.

Massage beds and massages on the beach

amazing food and drinks

The food and drinks are to DIE FOR. I ate more than my body weight in food for every meal.

Fun fact: vacation calories don’t count.

The views from our hotel were absolutely breathtaking. Waking up to the Cancun sunrise out our window was one of my favorite things about this trip.

View of ocean from hotel room with "Westin" on the window
The decal is right on the window. Great advertising opportunity, Westin. I see what you did there.
View from hotel room of the ocean in Cancun

Photo opportunities

I don’t care how many different places in the world I see one of these, I’ll always take advantage of it. Call me a tourist, whatever. I love them and I have zero shame. I never say no to a good photo opportunity.

Girls posing together in front of the Cancun 2016 sign on the beach in Mexico

For as long as I can remember, the beach has always been my happy place. There’s something so calming about the water. Watching the tide roll in and out is my favorite thing in the entire world.

Traveling with your significant other is obviously amazing, but it’s just a different kind of experience doing it with a friend instead.

Girls with arms around each other making a heart with their hands on the beach

That’s probably because we are both crazy. So, there’s that. She was literally saying “You’re a tiger! You’re a tiger!” When shooting this image of me. Don’t ask. You’d have to be there.

Girl dancing in Cancun

Everyone loves getting dressed up to go out! It’s even more fun when you do it with a girlfriend. Seeing all the Christmas decor in Mexico was amazing!

Girls posing and smiling in dresses in front of a Christmas tree in Cancun
Beach view with sky and bird in Cancun

Another pin on the map! Or, scratch-off, if you have one of these bad boys. Click the photo to learn more!

Cancun is a total must-do. Have you been? Where did you stay? What was your favorite thing you did?


16 Responses

  1. A baecation sounds so much fun! I need to plan one. I’ve been to Mexico but not the beaches. Your photos, as usual, are gorgeous. Looks like you had an amazing time “tiger” 😉

    1. Thanks Amanda! I could sure use a white (beach) Christmas this year!

  2. Oh taking a trip with your bestie is just the best ever!
    such a greta way to celebrate 30th!
    I haven’t been to Mexico but totally plan to in life. Such fun and colourful photos too, babe.

    1. Thanks so so much! Mexico is super affordable, beautiful, and fun! You should totally go!

  3. What a fun trip! Getting out of the winter cold during December is the best! I would love a baecation too.

    1. I’m ready for one right now! Thanks so much for reading and the kind words Lina!