Tulum

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Tulum, Mexico. Within the past year, it has seemed to be the talk of the town. The picture perfect beaches, the warm waters, and the exotic resorts. It is also quite the yoga town (although I wouldn’t consider my unathletic self the yoga type…)

As I had a craving for adventure and a brand new passport to fill the pages of, Tulum popped up as the perfect destination to relax and breathe.

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The closest airport is Cancun, and from there it’s about a 90 minute drive to the town of Tulum.

Things I loved:

Riding a bike down the one main street of Tulum. Pretty much the entire town can be seen from one main street that spans from the south to the north of the city. Stop and look at some of the shops (there were so many with huge macrame hangings), restaurants, and resorts!

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The beautiful resorts that have beachfront views with daybeds and restaurants. Time will stand still as you soak in its untouched beauty.

There are beach clubs whose soul purpose is for you to lay on the chairs and beds while ordering a drink (or two). They make sure their water and the sands are in tip-top condition cleaning out any seaweed that may make its way to their beaches.

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The people! Everyone was so friendly and nice. It was so awesome how diverse the crowd was and how everyone becomes friends. There were people from Germany, America, and other countries all within a small proximity.

And as a true foodie, I must say that the all-inclusive life is THE life! I greatly enjoyed the never-ending food, room service, and drinks!

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I would definitely recommend staying for more than 2 days, as it is quite the distance being a drive away from the airport. And yes, already wanting to go back and explore more of the town.

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Want to see a glimpse? You can find the IGTV movie I put together here! ❀

Xoxo,

-Lena

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take me to the north shore

Hello loves,

I have been majorly flooding Instagram with photos from Hawaii sooo I though it was about time to catch up with life to write about my trip! I am seriously  missing the tropical gorgeous-ness that makes up that state.  

 
As it was my first time to the island of Oahu, a lot of people asked me what I thought. Every time I replied with: 1) the water is so blue! 2) everywhere I look, everything is green! 3) it rains so much! (Because it literally rained every day I was there. Le sigh…says my tan)
  

One of my best friends lives over there, so she showed me all around the island and I was able to go to a lot of local places as well which I enjoyed more than the super tourist-y areas. Although I must say, Dole Plantation has instilled a newfound appreciation of pineapples within me. :p

  
From eating shaved ice with natural organically sourced flavors from The Local, to finally getting that Aloha mason jar I was obsessing over… 

  
Here’s a quick list of my highlights:

1. Walking the Waikiki Strip and happy hour overlooking the beach. 

2. Visiting the new Disney Resort Aulani (which is heaven on earth.. The coves are gorgeous!)

3. The perfect white sand and beaches along with sunset watching from the west side of the island every night. 

4. The Dole Pineapple maze in pouring rain and getting lost inside of it (but really, I enjoyed the train tour of the plantation.)

5. SPAM MUSUBIS!!!! And while I’m at it… Green Tea Cocoa Puffs!

6. Surviving the Crouching Lion hike and that gorgeous view from the top. 

  
Let the countdown to summer begin!

Xo,

Lena