Thursday, January 16, 2014

Isla Mujeres #tbt

This cold weather has gotten to me... BAD. 

I've been daydreaming about traveling somewhere far, far away... and possibly never coming back!

While daydreaming, I got to thinking of my last tropical vacation... FAR TOO LONG AGO... in Isla Mujeres. It was quite possibly the best vacation ever. I started and finished five books while we were there... that's a lot of beach time, a lot of relaxation, and a lot of words. :) I love words.

EVERYTHING about this trip was so gorgeous. We'd wake up in the morning and sit out on the porch with our feet in the pool and be surrounded by these gorgeous flowers. We'd then stroll down the street and buy huge mangoes or grapefruit or avocados from this beautiful little old woman who sold fresh produce on the side of the road. 

Here's Tina with a softball sized avocado. It was the best avocado any of us had ever had. 

Our days consisted of laying on the beach, oodles of photos, reading, strolling the streets of town (it's a pretty small island, so this didn't last too terribly long), playing in the waves, scuba diving, snorkeling, EATING, drinking cold coco-loco's, exploring the different beaches and waves and rocks, and hunting down cheap tequila! (Apparently there isn't any if you're a woman, but Tina's uncle was able to find quite a steal!)

Tina's my right-hand-woman when it comes to any and all things creative. I've lost count of how many photo shoots she's joined me on and they've turned out so much better than they would have without her thanks to her creative eye and driven nature to jump in and adjust things without being told to. She's seriously so wonderful. I wish I could tell you how much fun we have together and how crazy the creative juices get when conquer projects together.

Book #1.

Paradise, I tell ya.

One of my favorite things about traveling with other families is how they interact with each other. The Hackbart's are a true team. They're all always up for an adventure and ready to go at a moments notice, but they also know how to kick back and just enjoy the moment. 

It was tooooooo hot not to oblige when the cabana boys would offer us drinks... plus, look how pretty they are!
(Book #2.)

Sharkbait, OOH AH AH.
At night we usually made a habit of finding a good restaurant and enjoyed the local eats... and mango margaritas. When in Rome, right?

During one of our explorations, we came across this incredible building... Tina and I decided that we could easily run an interior design and photography company from it... maybe even a yoga studio! I wonder if it's still available...
What's not to love?! Corner lot, SO MANY WINDOWS, gorgeous everything, my favorite color...
There's not one thing that would give me reason not to go back.

This lil guy actually wasn't so little... he was the size of a small or medium dog! 

Washed up coconut.

Island of sunbathing iguanas.

¡Viva Mexico!

¡Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay!


  1. Hey! I enjoyed Reading your isla mujeres Report so much! Im planning a Trip to mexico with my boyfriend for December ...have you got any recommendations or Tips for places to stay ?? Hotels /Apartments /...?

    1. Hey Anna! Isla Mujeres is spectacular! If you're looking for laid back R&R, this is it. :) We stayed in an apartment, there were 6 adults though, so it was pretty spacious. I would suggest an apartment or other sort of rental property as, we were able to do a good portion of our cooking from the kitchen at hand - there are INCREDIBLE vendors on the streets selling fresh produce of all kinds.

      Let me know if you have any other questions or curiosities - I'm happy to share what I know!


  2. Where have you stayed on your vacations?Thank You !! Greetings Anna