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Puerto Vallarta Lovin’

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Mexi was UNREAL.

I’ve always been such a huge fan of Mexico. The people there are just so unbelievably nice and so happy! The whole trip was such a great reminder to realize what you have and to be thankful for it. The locals there seem so much happier than most of the people you come across here. In America, it seems that everyone is always in a hurry and they only look out for themselves. The locals take time to enjoy their lives with their loved ones every chance they can get.

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{Our view from the room}

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{Just off the lobby bar and main entrance of the hotel}

We stayed at Secrets Vallarta Bay and it was GORGEOUS! The food was great, the entertainment team was amazing and the property was just to die for. We had such a great time at the restaurants and lounging by the pool. We highlyyyy rec this place to anyone and everyone headed to PV! I mean, what’s better than a super gorgeous all-inclusive in paradise?!

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{Killer design at Rancho Capomo}

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{Riding through the river}

We headed out for a couple of excursions while we were there. The first was about an hour or two outside of PV where we went horseback riding and hiked up to a waterfall. I had a slow ass baby horse named Calete but he was able to keep up and finish the 3 hour trek. JorBabe had a stallion that was ready to take first at the Kentucky Derby (LUCKY). After our horseback riding, we went back to the ranch where we made fresh salsa and homemade tortillas. They treated us to a delish lunch of authentic carne asada tacos and some BOMB margs.

BTW…the margs in Mexico are so good. They don’t use any of that nasty ass sweet and sour. In fact, most people look at you with a blank stare if you ask them if they put sweet and sour in their margaritas. They use real lime juice, tequila and a bit of triple sec. They don’t even know what sweet and sour mix is. THANK GOSH because we hate that stuff. Not only is it so bad for you, but it tastes like crap and gives us a killer tummy ache. Yuck.

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{Waterfall swimmin’}

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{Enjoying margs and homemade salsa makin’}

Our second excursion was the Marietas Islands! We headed out on a huge boat and anchored down next to one of the islands. Our first little adventure there was to take a smaller boat down the island and swim through a cave to get to the hidden beach, Playa Del Amor. Super sketchy at high tide but OH SO WORTH IT. It was like a whole new world with the prettiest turquoise water. The pictures do not do it justice. Getting out was a lot sketchier than going in because the tide had come up some more but we made it! After we got back to the big boat, we did a ton of snorkeling and kayaking. We saw some pretty cool things under the big blue sea. AND on the way back, we saw a couple of humpback whales! So presh!

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{Marietas Islands♥}

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{Ecstatic to have survived swimming through the sketch cave – Playa Del Amor}

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{Kayaking around the islands}

The rest of the trip was spent by the pool with some drinks, playing beach vBall (JorBabe), eating and more drinking. We even made it to the gym for some sweat sessions!

It was hands down the best vacation I have been on thus far and I think the amazing people are what really made it. Not only was it beautiful but we made some great friends with the locals and hopefully will be back to see them again soon!

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{Last night in PV}

Check out where we stayed and the excursions we went on! We HIGHLY recommend ALL!

Secrets Vallarta Bay | Rancho Capomo Horseback Riding | Marietas Islands

Xx

Gone Pickin': Los Rios Rancho

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Adventures keep me feelin’ young. That + I get really bad anxiety when I’m doing nothing productive with my free time. I’ve really had to teach myself how to be lazy + enjoy a random day in front of the TV in my sweats. It doesn’t happen often but I’m proud to say that I’ve mastered a few of those days in my life.

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I feel like there is just too much beauty out there to see + not enough time. I want to see everything + be everywhere so JorBabe + I are always checking out local places or taking short day trips. We can’t get enough! Side note: This is grrrreat for relationships because it keeps everything super exciting + really brings you closer as a couple.

I’d heard so many times from my hair stylist how awesome Los Rios Rancho is but never took the time to check it out. + we were totally missing out. This place is the cutest ever!

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It resides in Oak Glen with quite a few other apple farms but this one has it going on. It’s at the very end of Oak Glen + such a lil beaut!

When we got there we walked up to the cutest little stand where they explained the different types of apples + handed us a bag, a map + sent us on our way.

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We could not get over the beauty that surrounded us. Most of the pictures we took were totally #nofilter pics because it is THAT gorgeous there.

After we picked a few LBS of apples, we went over to check out the pumpkin patch. There were a ton of different pumpkins to pick! Like, actually pick off the vine + not from some pile of transported pumpkins.

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After all the pickin’ fun, we paid for our treasures + walked down the street to their party area where we got crazy on some amazing BBQ + organic apple cider slushies (so freakin’ yummy!). There is so much to do there: pig out on great food (bbq, apple pie, grilled corn, cookies, etc.), make your own cider, shop + picnic in the park (OUR FAVE).

I almost forgot to mention that the apples are ORGANIC?! Who doesn’t love organic apples??

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I totally planned on bringing the apples home to make some amaze healthy dessert the following weekend but shoutout to my father for eating them all! Every. last. one. So now you all can ask him if they were any good because I wouldn’t know. Thanks, pops:)! J/K- loveeee you!!

OH. We also brought a fresh apple pie home for our little family dinner party that evening…that also disappeared before we even had a chance to try any!

Looks like we will be going back next year.

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