Cancun Mexico Part 2 … Vacation Versus Adventure

Hi guys!  Well it is already Wednesday and by the time you are reading this (I am writing this Tuesday) I will be on my way to Nashville for the rest of the week.  I have a couple things to do in Nashville to get ready for our move so off I go! 

My husband and I often talk about the difference of a vacation and an adventure.  An adventure to us is exploring a new place while immersing ourselves into the culture and seeing all the popular attractions and local favorites.  A vacation to us is about relaxing and reading a good book, but not worrying about “seeing” or “doing” too much.  While our big London/Amsterdam trip was definitely an adventure, our Cancun trip was most certainly a true vacation.  Before we even got to Mexico, we planned to “not plan” anything.  During previous trips to Mexico, I have swam with the dolphins, deep sea fished, snorkeled, and explored the town, but this time we didn’t even want to leave the resort.  So we didn’t.  And it was exactly what we needed.  It was truly so relaxing and nice to not have an agenda.  

This is where I spent all day on Sunday.  It was lovely.  



The water is so clear and beautiful. 


We have decided we are going to make this a yearly tradition.  It was the perfect time to get away.  Although we both love the holidays, they can be a pretty stressful time especially with our families in different places.  This was a special time for us to just reflect on how blessed we are and really enjoying the holidays.  Can you see the rainbow in the picture below?


Lucky girl. 🙂


The resort had a cute little espresso bar too so every day after the pool we would grab an espresso or two.  Espresso and champagne are my favorites.  Not together, of course. 😉 

Saturday night we got ready early and headed to the theater for a drink before dinner and ended up playing a round of scrabble.  Did I tell you guys that I love games? 


The huge Christmas tree in the lobby. 🙂


Saturday night we went to the Steakhouse restaurant for dinner. 

So yummy!

When we ordered a drink after dinner while waiting for the show, the bartender gave me two glasses of champagne.  For the record, I did not drink that big one! LOL!


Sunday morning we went to the gym bright and early before catching an hour or two by the pool before getting ready to head home.  We had one last amazing lunch… I had a salad the size of my head and it was delicious! 


We had such a great time on our vacation and I can’t recommend this all-inclusive resort enough!  The food and drinks were soo good and the staff was truly amazing!  We will definitely be back!  I hope to check in with you all tomorrow or Friday!  Have a great rest of the week! 


  1. Favorite cocktail?
  2. Pool or beach?
  3. Appetizer or dessert? Or both?


5 thoughts on “Cancun Mexico Part 2 … Vacation Versus Adventure

  1. I just read your last two posts and oh my gooooooddnnnnness!! It looks like you guys had the literal PERFECT vacation!!!! Ahhh!! From the food, drinks, location, YOUR OUTFITS!, everything was just perfection. I am so glad you guys had such a good time. Thanks for sharing with us!! I loved that I got a little mini vacation vicariously through you, hehe. Oh and if you did drink that large champagne- no shame, girl. Vacation.
    Favorite cocktail? Hard question! Probably a mojito!
    Pool or beach? Pool for swimming, beach for lounging!
    Appetizer or dessert? Or both? Both, definitely both


    1. Oh thanks so much girl! We had the best vacation! It was so relaxing! Well I did try to drink the champagne, but just didn’t quite make it all the way 🙂 Oh I just had a mojito in Mexico.. it was amazing!! Have a great rest of your week!! xoxoxo


  2. Beautiful! The big Christmas tree reminds me of Vegas – so festive and pretty! It looks like y’all had a great time – such a great time that your posts made me look up flights to Cancun!!

    I just wanted to stop by and say hi – I’ve been reading your blog for a little while, and thought it was time to introduce myself! (My name is also Taylor, and I also live in Texas, so I feel like I was destined to come across your blog :P) Happy holidays to you and your sweet little family!

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  3. Vacation vs Adventure, I love that, I never thought of it like that but really, you’re so right, even though you’re going away, sometimes ‘going away’ is TIRESOME! (hence adventure) I always feel like I need a vacation after an adventure 😉 Cancun looks absolutely amazing, the crystal clear water has me sold! Oh how I wish to be reading on a beach right now. You and your husband are so cute! Love the picture of you guys in front of the tree. That food looks so yummy I can’t help but to eye ball those macaroons!!!

    xo, JJ


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