Now that I’m officially home from what turned into a two-day return trip to the States I’m going to share the remainder of my photos from my time in Mexico, as well as recap the trip with things that I loved and what I’d do differently next time. In other words consider this a follow up to last week’s post, and let it serve to reinforce my stance on wanderlust.
To be 100% honest I was more than a bit hesitant about traveling to Mexico. I love traveling, and when given the chance to travel internationally I always do my best to hop right on it. But this trip was the first time I was A) heading to a non-English speaking country and B) visiting a third-world country. The combination of the two of these things made me more than a bit apprehensive, but I decided to bit the bullet and go for it – which I’m incredibly glad that I did.
Now that my trip is at a close I can stay if given the opportunity to visit Mexico, you should take it. It’s a gorgeous place for all the obvious reasons (white sands, turquoise water, and bright sun), and for many other reasons as well. Those reasons will become incredibly obvious to anyone that chooses to visit Mexico, and if you’ve already visited I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.
When you visit Mexico here are some things to keep in mind.
- Stay near/on a beach, with water access. Our hotel was perched on the water, but it was a good 10 minute walk from the rooms to the beach.
- Take a day (or two) to visit the ruins nearest your location. I said it in an earlier post, but I promise you’ll want you to. Start early and bring lots of water.
- Step outside your comfort zone. The locals are some of the most friendly I’ve encountered on any trip.
Even though I loved my trip there were a couple of things I’ll do differently next time I visit Mexico.
- First off, I will not stay at a massive resort. It sounds nice on paper, but it seriously spoils the experience. The first room we checked into was a good 10-15 minute walk to the pool and beach – which at first isn’t bad, but after a couple of days it got old.
- Secondly, I will plan out my days somewhat before heading south of the border.
- Otherwise there’s not a lot else I’d do differently. Except for staying at kid-free hotel. Nothing against the kiddos, but when I’m trying to lay by the pool and unwind the last thing I want to hear is two of them bickering or splashing me with water.
How about y’all? Any tips for traveling internationally that you’d like to share? Sound off in the comments below because I have a feeling I may be giving into wanderlust again sooner rather than later.