Packing For Tulum and The Riviera Maya

Ah, Tulum! I'm so excited to be visiting *yet again* in a few weeks. Packing for Tulum is sort of a breeze. I always pack everything in a small carry-on suitcase and I'm good to go! If you're wondering what to pack for Tulum, here's a packing list with the essentials as well as a few useful things that will make your trip easier. Clothes + accessories Pack light, breathab[...]

Things to do in Holbox Island, Mexico

How do you even begin to plan a trip to an island that is saturated by beauty, natural wonders, and picture-perfect white-sand beaches? Holbox Island used to be one of the biggest hidden gems in Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula, but it has gained a lot of popularity because, well... it's a truly amazing destination! With so many things to do in Holbox, planning the per[...]

Peru Packing List: A Detailed Guide With Everything You’ll Need For Your Trip

Peru is a really diverse country. One day, you might be lounging at the beach, the next trekking a snow-capped mountain, and the third day you could very well be delving into the thick Amazon rainforest or sandboarding the dunes of an endless desert. Check out my two-week Peru itinerary to get an idea of what I mean (and feel free to steal any ideas if you haven’t finish[...]

Two Weeks in Peru: A Perfect Backpacking Itinerary

Backpacking two weeks through Peru was one of my first adventures abroad ever. When I first traveled to Peru, I still had a *normal* life - I didn't have the freedom I have now to earn money while traveling back then, and so, the time I had to explore Peru was pretty limited. I’m not usually one to plan too much, but on this occasion, I knew I only had two weeks to make[...]

Cacaluta Bay: My Beach Paradise in Oaxaca, Mexico

I've officially found one of the dreamiest Mexican Beaches and I never expected it would be on the coast of Huatulco, Oaxaca (I would have sworn the best beaches were in the Yucatan Peninsula!). My little slice of paradise is called Cacaluta Beach and if you're into secluded paradises away from the crowds, you're going to fall hard for it, too! It looks like this:[...]

Jalatlaco: Oaxaca’s Best Kept Secret

If it weren't for the fact that my father decided to make this neighborhood his home a couple of years back when he moved to Oaxaca for work, I doubt I would have ever had the opportunity to discover Jalatlaco. This quaint little barrio is truly one of the hidden gems in Mexico. It sits a ten-minute walking distance from Oaxaca's city center. And yet, it struggles to[...]