Showing posts from April, 2015

Weekend in Cancun: The Ring

(posted by Emily)

For those who follow me on Facebook, you've heard this story before. Indulge me for a second as I recap for the very small portion of our readership who may not have heard the tale from beginning to end :) 

Rick and I have worn our wedding rings all around the world and on many different adventures--driving the boat and opening lock gates, snorkeling in Thailand and Mexico, swimming in Nice. For the most part, we haven't thought anything of it. Looking back, the only time we were cautious and left them behind was while snorkeling in Maui

On Saturday, our first full day in Cancun, we decided to go on a snorkeling trip to see different, unique parts of the area. We stopped in three different spots--an open cenote, an cave cenote, and an open water inlet where the sea and freshwater me. 

As we were swimming around a sandbar, Rick popped up out of the water and exclaimed, "Emily!" while holding up his left hand--no wedding ring to be found. Our guide, Edm…

Weekend in Cancun: Snorkel Adventures

(posted by Emily)

One of our favorite things to do while on beach vacations is find a time to go snorkeling. When we planned our trip to Cancun, we knew a snorkeling trip was definitely on our list of things to do!

We booked our excursion through a company called Adventuras Mayas. They offer a variety of tour packages, with lots of different activities. We opted for the "Mayan Adventure" tour, which included 3 different snorkeling destinations and lunch. The tour company handled transportation from and back to our hotel, and all of the equipment we needed. 

Our first snorkeling destination was a freshwater, open cenote. We participated in a "Mayan Sacrifice," jumping off of a platform into the water, and a zipline in to the water. We had an hour to snorkel around as we pleased before heading to the next destination. 

Our second location was a cave cenote--no fish or photosynthesis to be seen here! The water was colder, but it was fun to see the bats flying overhead :) 

Weekend in Cancun: Logistics and Lodging

(posted by Emily)

I am trying something a little different with our latest vacation updates. Since our focus this spring break was rest and relaxation, I opted not to post every day and just enjoy the trip while we were on it. So, we are breaking things up a little differently this time! Let me know what you think!

This year, Rick and I are not fortunate enough to have the same spring break, but knew we still wanted to take a trip together. Instead of our typical week-long adventure, we planned a long weekend (Friday to Tuesday) in Cancun!

We had such a great time at the Hyatt Ziva over Labor Day Weekend, we decided to give Hyatt's Cancun property, the Hyatt Zilara, a chance.

Now it's time for a little logistics and lodging breakdown!

How We Got There: We flew Southwest from LAX to Cancun, with a connection through Austin on the way there. Our trip home was two legs as well, with a stop in Denver. Rick and I are lucky enough to have a Southwest Companion Pass, so the total cost for…