day uno.

by Janetha on February 5, 2011

in meals

i need to start recapping my vacation before i forget what i did! short term memory here, folks.

we left for the airport early, early saturday morning. i was working off a whopping 3 hours of sleep. i ate a huge bowl of shredded spoonfuls+banana+skim milk before hitting the road, in hopes it would hold me over.

the sunrise from the airplane was UNREAL. the clouds looked like a blanket of cotton in the sky. i was really impressed with the sights.. thanks for giving me the window seat, marshall.

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we had a layover in phoenix and then on the second flight i snacked on an apple + justin’s almond butter, some annie’s cracker+pretzel snack mix and a few dried apple rings.

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happy travelers.

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after nearly 12 hours of traveling—a car, an airplane, another airplane and a shuttle bus—we arrived at our resort!

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by the way, we were in playa del carmen, mexico and stayed at the iberostar tucan resort.

the room was pretty decent! i had been to this resort once before (two years ago) so i knew what to expect.


it was almost dark by the time we arrived the resort, but we did take a walk on the beach and capture some nice photos as the sun went down.


we hadn’t eaten an actual meal all day, so we journeyed to the good ol’ buffet for the first of many all-inclusive meals.

for the record.. all inclusive meals are not my thing. i would much rather spend my vacation eating at local restaurants and enjoying lots of different cuisine. all inclusive is just so… blah. BUT, it is free, so we did eat a lot of the resort food.

starting with this.


i typically ate a big huge salad with all the veggies available.. and this plate had some random potatoes and fish. i never was quite sure what i was getting myself into when piling food onto my plate, but more often than not it tasted fine and i ate it. i wouldn’t say any of the resort food was earth shattering delicious, but it was good. i especially liked the caprese salad that i piled onto my green salad.. i went back for more of that basil-coated cheese.


also, i had a welcome to mexico pina colada.


after dinner, we checked out the entertainment for the night.. a magic show! i was skeptical, but it was actually really exciting and i was fooled by some of his crafty tricks. pulling birds out of thin air and even making a goose appear from out of nowhere. good job, magician.

by the time the show was over, i was literally falling asleep in my seat. we retired to the room for some MUCH needed ZZZZs.

day dos, coming soon!


have you been to mexico? what part? did you like it?

xo. janetha g.

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Andrea@WellnessNotes February 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I’ve never been to Mexico, but it’s on my “list” for when the toddler gets a bit older! Beautiful photos!

Jenny February 9, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I have been to Mexico twice. Once to Cancun with my sweetheart Grandma. She is all about the all inclusive tropical vacations and was generous enough to invite me to join her. My aunt was there too so it was a fun family girls trip. The second time was for a friends wedding in PLAYA DEL CARMA! We even stayed at an Iberostar too! Not the Tucan though, I think it was the Paraíso Maya. I recognize the beach loungers and umbrellas! All inclusive is nice for a large group, but I totally agree with you that I would rather venture off the resort and try out the local food.

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