The Cancun Blogger Goes To… Los Cabos???

I haven’t been posting regularly for a very long time now, but your patience will be well rewarded!

As many of you know, I’m now working as a copywriter and blogger for Sandos resorts. One of the many perks of my new job is that they’re sending me on trips to all their Mexico resorts to get to know the hotels. In early May, they opened the new Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos, which is where I am right now! I’ve never been to Los Cabos before… my first time on the west coast of anything, and my first time seeing the Pacific Ocean.

Get ready for some pics!

I’ll start with pics of the resort itself. It’s one of the first all inclusives in Cabo San Lucas, and it has an amazing location on a hill between the ocean and the Cabo San Lucas marina. I’m in love with it. With its desert-style gardens and huge rocks, it’s a far cry from Cancun.


My first morning I got invited out on an ATV tour through the Baja California desert. It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done! We played around on the desert then at the beach.

Not a real wink... maybe too much sun? haha

Saturday night… a sunset sailboat cruise to Land’s End Arch. I felt like a Kardashian.

Full moon rising at sunset


The resort’s sales director told me and my coworker Enrique that there was a beach formed under the arch. This only happens every few years, so we had to go the next morning to make sure we could see it before it disappeared for another 6 years or so. First we had a boat drop us off at the nearby Lovers’ Beach:


Then we crossed to the neighboring Divorce Beach. At the back of the beach was a thin strip of sand along a rock wall that led to the arch. The problem: The waves would crash against the rock, then fall back and expose the sand. We had to time it perfectly and sprint through the temporary mini-beach, but it was worth it because we got to be one of the lucky few who can say they stood under the Land’s End Arch:


I have 5 more days here, so there will be more photos to come! In the meanwhile, I’m posting a few pics a day on the Gringation Cancun Facebook page.


Lonely in Cancun

After spending the last 4 out of 5 weeks “on the road”, I finally get to spend most of June here at home in Cancun.  Everything has been pretty surreal since leaving my office job, with a week in my hometown of Richmond, two weeks at Playa del Carmen resorts for work (very cool, but pretty lonely) and another week back in the States surrounded by family.

This morning I woke up feeling sad and happy at the same time… happy to finally be able to settle in to my new everyday life of writing, Starbucks and hanging out with my dogs, but also sad to leave my family. My middle sister Sarah just got married over the weekend in Asheville, NC, and it was a pretty awesome mountain wedding. I spent the whole week shopping with my oldest sister in Charlotte, meeting Sarah’s friends at her bachelorette party and going out with (almost) all my cousins in downtown Asheville. (Side note: If you’re a fan of beer, mountains, hipsters and an overall great time, I recommend Asheville.)

Stealing a Facebook photo from my sister's beautiful wedding! There's me just to the left of the bride... not sure what I'm looking at.

Then suddenly, today I’m thrown back to my little makeshift office surrounded by the first downpour of Cancun’s rainy season, with Jorge working extra evening hours the next few days. After such a crazy week surrounded by my favorite people, now I just feel alone again.

I’ll get over it in a few days. This always happens when I get back from a trip back home. Every trip, I feel like I want to move back to the States to be around family, but then Jorge reminds me that everyone in my family lives in different cities and only gets together like that on holidays and special occasions. Living there wouldn’t be the same as visiting.

It’s probably time to call up some Cancun friends for dinner to get out of this slump… if the rain ever stops!