Well, well, well. Mr. Knight surprised me with a30th birthday trip to Mexico that we left for early yesterday morning. Typically, getting up at 4:30am is something I would avoid at all costs, but the idea of a last-minute (to me!) escape to the sun for the first vacation alone with Tyler since Viola was born... well, had me feeling that it will be more than worth it!

We arrived at the Hyatt Zilara in Cancun and were snacking on some guacamole and drinks overlooking the gorgeous ocean within minutes. So far, we've laid on the bit a beach, read books, walked the beach.... and watched a ton of movies on Netflix. We're doing just fine here.

Even though the trip was a last-minute surprise, it was really easy to toss a bag together because my beach style doesn't really change. I've got a timeless lineup for the beach that I've been using for years. (Because if you're like me, you'll only use them for a week or two max each year.)

Tomorrow, we are indulging in our inner-eighty year old and heading out to the ruins at Chichen Itza & swimming in the gorgeous grotto waters of Ik Kil... because what's a relaxing trip to the beach without adding in a 12 hour day trip?


Have you been to Cancun before? Any great things to do or eat or see? We are first timers, so all recommendations are welcome!