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Thompson at Playa del Carmen

This certainly was a weekend we will never forget! 

We started our journey early in the morning at the Tampa airport. We flew all the way to Ft. Lauderdale before flying over to Cancun.. That will never make sense to me, but we made it!

Cancun, Here We Come!

Cancun, Here We Come!

A car service met us at the airport and drove us 45 min to the Thompson Hotel in Playa del Carmen. This was some of the best customer service we have ever experienced! As soon as we met the driver, he offered us ice water, a cool towel AND an ice-cold beer for the drive! Uhm, Yes please... He also gave us the WiFi password for the car. Let me tell you, we felt SUPER fancy. LOL

We arrived to check in and even though we were a little early, they had our room ready and waiting for us. We dropped our stuff off and immediately went exploring... mainly because we were starving. :) 

We decided to eat on the rooftop at Cinco. We had some deliciously fresh ceviche, fish tacos and an octopus tostada. They kept offering us beer, but as we had just arrived, all we really wanted was water. Well... we should have taken the beer, because the bottles of water were literally twice the cost of a beer... Lesson learned!

Ceviche of the Day- Cinco

Ceviche of the Day- Cinco

Octopus Tostada- Cinco

Octopus Tostada- Cinco

We met up with the rest of the group for drinks and then dinner. It was the perfect way to unwind after a long travel day!

The next morning we had a VERY LARGE brunch, complete with a waffle tower!

Waffle Tower at Catch - Thompson Hotels

Waffle Tower at Catch - Thompson Hotels

We took an extensive tour of the Thompson Hotel and got to see the many different types of guest rooms. In the afternoon we had a pool party on the rooftop! 

Chilling with Prosecco on a Swan Floatie!

Chilling with Prosecco on a Swan Floatie!

We finished off the day with Tequila Tasting at the Beach House and Dinner at C-Grill!

Tequila Tasting at Thompson Beach House

Tequila Tasting at Thompson Beach House

AND THEN! The last full day, we spent 10-12 hours on the BEST excursion ever! After we grabbed breakfast at the C-Grill at Thompson Beach House, we loaded a bus with Living Dreams Mexico and drove 2 hours into the Mayan Jungle for some ziplining in a monkey sanctuary, canoeing through cenotes, floating through a natural lazy river and ended the evening with authentic meal prepared by a Mayan village!

A Special THANKS to the Millennials in Travel group for putting on an amazing weekend! We would never hesitate for the opportunity to go back to the Thompson Hotel & Beach House in Playa del Carmen! 

You can watch our adventures in Playa del Carmen on our YouTube channel linked below! Please subscribe for more of our exciting trips!

Shopping for Playa del Carmen

If you haven’t read our recent blog post, we have some exciting news! We are flying to Playa del Carmen to spend a weekend at the Thompson Resort! Since we live in Florida, you would think I would have the perfect wardrobe for this trip… well, you would be wrong. I have A LOT of workout clothes and some business casual stuff, but not enough sundresses and rompers to survive a weekend in Riviera Mexico! I did plan on just bringing my current bikini collection, but I couldn't resist the sales from bikini.com. ;) 

I went over to lulus.com to do my shopping. With my busy schedule, sometimes it is so hard to get out and physically go into a store. And besides, have you seen lulus clothes?! ADORABLE! And absolutely perfect for my lifestyle. I am not sure EXACTLY what we will doing while we are there, so I need to make sure I cover all my bases. We are only going to be gone for 3 days, but I will most likely need at least 3 outfits/day... girls, you understand. You never know what you are going to need and you don’t want all of your IG photos in the same outfit!

 

Vacation Dresses

Photo Cred:  lulus.com

Photo Cred: lulus.com

Photo Cred:  lulus.com

Photo Cred: lulus.com

 

Beach TowelS

Guys, I haven’t purchased a beach towel in years… And I think the last time I did it was because we were on our way to the beach and accidentally left ours at home. I thought this would be the perfect time for a new one. I purchased this beautiful Turkish Cotton towel and I cannot wait to try it out. There are quite a few Turkish Cotton beach towels on the market, but I love Sand Cloud because of their mission to save the ocean… and their towels are adorable and super affordable!

Photo Cred: Sandcloud.com

Photo Cred: Sandcloud.com

Sandcloud.com: Use code AlyssaGf25 for 25% off of your purchase!

 

Can't wait to share our experiences with you!

A VERY Busy September

We have a very busy September ahead of us!

We are getting closer to doing what we love everyday… and that is traveling to new places together and documenting our experiences for our fans, like you! With that being said, I wanted to let you in on all of the fun things we have planned for the month of September.

Labor Day Week(end) – BOTH of our parents will be joining us at our Timeshare at Veranda Beach Club in Longboat Key, FL for the week. We are very excited to be spending more time with our parents since we live so far away from both of them and typically only see them 1-2 times per year. This will also be a good time for them to get to know each other better, since they met for the first time on our wedding cruise. Cullen and I will only be there for the long weekend but have the luxury to drive back and forth so we can still work throughout the week without taking any more time off… because…

1 WEEK LATER...

We will be going on the Majesty of the Seas to the Bahamas for the weekend! This is a 3-day cruise out of Port Canaveral with stops in Freeport and Royal Caribbean’s private island- Coco Cay. I wrote a brief post about why we booked this trip and what we are looking forward to last month, but since then, we purchased Day Passes to the Grand Lucayan Lighthouse Point All-Inclusive Resort in Freeport. This will give us something fun and relaxing to do while we are in port… and it is a beautiful location to take amazing photos and video. SO, let’s pray for beautiful weather!

Grand Lucayan Lighthouse Point. Photo Cred: xtns.org

Grand Lucayan Lighthouse Point. Photo Cred: xtns.org

Now, to the part I am extremely excited to share! We have been selected to showcase the Thompson Resort in Playa del Carmen that following weekend! We will be home for exactly 3 FULL days before we jump on a plane to Cancun. Neither of us have ever been to Cancun OR Playa del Carmen Mexico before, so this will be quite the experience. We will be staying in a Luxury King Room for 3 nights. We will also be doing a special activity with the group we are going with, so I am personally excited to see what that will be. There are plenty of food and drink options and we will be just a few short blocks from the beach. CANNOT WAIT for some authentic Mexican food and spend the weekend with my boo in a beautiful resort. I am positive we will vlog every day we are there and do an overall review, so be on the lookout of that after we return!

Thompson Playa del Carmen. Photo Cred: Thompson Hotels

Thompson Playa del Carmen. Photo Cred: Thompson Hotels

Griff and I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support as we continue along our journey. We are happy to announce we now have 109 subscribers on our YouTube channel and over 6k views since May. It’s so exciting to me because I know we are just getting started and the more we travel (which will be a lot in the next few months), the more content we can share with you and the better quality it will become! So, THANK YOU again for being patient and watching and reading our early content. <3