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I AM Going To Mexico!!!

Shut the front door.

It’s officially – I’ve been accepted on the press trip to Riviera Maya. It’s for 5 days and I’m practically packing my bags as we SPEAK. I have ALWAYS wanted to see the Mayan ruins and now I’m finally going to be able to get there. I want to cry. There are a few things on this planet that I MUST do – a bucket list if you will – and seeing those ruins has always been a top 5 for me.

Besides, experiencing the history of the country, I’m also going to go scuba diving / snorkeling, make pottery, go zip lining (pray for me) and visit Playa del Carmen. It’s 5 days all in and I am just giddy with excitement. The best part – my friend Carol from NY City Mama is coming too!!! We are going to have so much FUN!!

Have you ever been to Riviera Maya?? Tell me what I should absolutely put on my to-do list.

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  1. I have never been, but due to my sister’s trip SEVEN years ago, every time we plan to go somewhere that is where I suggest. You HAVE to go snorkeling through the underground tunnels! Hit up the natural water park and overload us with pictures please!

  2. hey Vera….Chris and I went to Riviera Maya in March for our anniversary….FABULOUS!!!! If you want to see ruins, definitely go on a day trip to Tulum…..absolutely gorgeous private beach and they give a tour of all the ruins….well worth the visit!!!

  3. You are going to have a blast! Snorkeling in or around Cozumel is amazing! If you get to go to Cancun there is a shopping center called Kukulcan which has cheap good and lots of fun silver stores. Don’t get it confused with KuKulkan which is the name of the most popular ruin / pyramid thing!!!

    There is also a giant Wal-Mart just outside of the riviera… just incase you forget anything!

    Oh how exciting and VERY jealous!

  4. Ahh I’m so jealous. Make sure you visit Playa del Carmen, a charming little town much better than Cancun and less touristy than Cozumel. You can take the colectivo bus and visit Akumal and go snorkeling and see turtles, so cool right. Also you can take a bus to Chichen Itza and Tulum, make sure you go to those. Have fun!!!!

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