Seeing the mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula was a once in a lifetime experience. Not to mention the Chichén Itzá is one of the 7 new wonders of the world. With ruins that date back to 600 A.D. it gives you a feeling of being awestruck. We we lucky enough to have a personal guide who took us to the major archeological sites Chichén Itzá and the Cobá. Although the Cobá wasn’t as well preserved it was one of my favorite experiences because you rode bicycles through the forest to get to the ruins… A true adventure!
Playa Del Carmen is an amazing city full of white sandy beaches, bottomless margaritas and shopping for miles. Also let’s not forget, bars with swings! Playa Del Carmen is the place you want to go if the “Vegas” appeal of Cancun doesn’t appeal to you. We stayed in the heart of 5th avenue where there is a plethora of restaurants and shops. Cozumel is also a quick ferry ride away if you are looking for an island feel and snorkeling adventures!
Alexandria is a quaint little gem located in Virginia and filled with American history. With amazing brownstone’s and streets lined with cozy restaurants & shops, Alexandria has all the charm in the world! With the weather being in the high 40’s it was necessary to bundle up. I found this amazing faux fur lined denim jacket by Mink Pink at Off Saks for under $80. It is the perfect jacket for adding a little spunk to the normal “winter wear” and will keep you warm too!
I haven’t had the privilege of making it back to our nations capital since the 8th grade, and might I say this city is spectacular as an adult! From walking through the constitutional gardens and seeing all the surrounding history, you can’t help but be filled with pride for this country. Not to mention D.C. has some of the top restaurants & bars in the county. With secret underground lounges and world renowned cuisine, D.C. is now one of my favorite cities in the US!
Its the last leg of our trip and we made it to Bangkok! This city is humongous and full of energy. We spent the first day settling into our hotel room on the 59th floor and exploring the city in tuk tuk’s. Bangkok is full of high rise “sky bars”, shopping and beautiful temples. We got to check out the swans in Lumphini Park, do some shopping in the Jim Thompson silk house and tour the VERY Grand Palace. Thailand and its culture have been so welcoming and inspiring. Its definitely a place I will be coming back to!