Being a mom is a handful. Add entrepreneur to the mix and it appears both hands are full. Now don’t get me wrong, I am grateful. For Olivia, Liam and OLILIBABY. But I think what makes me an effective mamapreneur is that I take time for myself. That time is generally limited but I had the luxury of an extended period of time and I’m here to share the details of a trip that will rejuvenate anyone with their hands full.
I recently took my first solo trip (post babies) to Tulum with my girlfriends. I have visited other more tourists parts of Mexico, stayed at the typical all inclusive resort and had the typical experience. Tulum is something special. Boutique hotels, fresh food, and drinks + fitness focused fun. A paradise for a group of 30 something women, who earned their time away.
We stayed at the Mi Amor Hotel, “a luxury adults only ocean view boutique hotel”. The breakfast here is amazing, a perfect way to start your day. And what do days consist of in Tulum? Here are a few things the ladies and I did on our vacay: Beach lounging, beach walking, beach drinking (you’re in beautiful Mexico, you gotta take advantage of the beach!), yoga, riding bikes, floating down a mangrove lined canal and visiting a cenote.
Special mentions go to La Zebra Hotel, where we drank Cool Breezes on the beach. This is a delicious take on a smoothie that had pineapple, avocado, cilantro, mint, cinnamon and black pepper. So good that I will be trying to recreate the experience at home (queue my imagination for the beach sipping setting). We did yoga at the Sanara Tulum which is an “eco chic hotel, wellness center and a premier yoga retreat studio”. And let us never forget the beautiful food we ate from Gitano, La Eufemia and Kitchen Table. Lets just say that in Tulum you will not be dining at run of the mill resort restaurants. The food we experienced is some of the freshest, most beautiful and most importantly delicious cuisine you will ever have the pleasure of eating.
As any good travel advisor, I will mention the very few watch out fors: pesky mosquitos at night which can be fended off with a generous dousing of bug repellent (remember, you are near the jungle) and bats at the cenotes (although the Grand Cenote has quite a lot less).
It is needless to say that Tulum offered us each what we needed from this time away; to relax, refocus, refuel and rejuvenate. And I even got to start reading Hillary Clinton’s latest book. Most importantly, I came back ready to resume business as usual and although I enjoyed my time away very much, I appreciate the fact that I am lucky enough to come home to full hands and a very full heart.