Mexico is Paradise


I’ve been having an amazing time in Mexico, from Playa del Carmen at Hotel la Semilla to Cancun at Moon Palace. I must say, waking up before the sun and watching it rise over the pristine warm waters has become a daily ritual for my beloved and I. We spent the day at the beach, sleeping under thatched huts and drinking light and crisp mojitos and eating fresh ceviche. The grounds at Moon Palace are immaculate and perfectly manicured. It really feels as if we are in an endless paradise.

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[aesop_content color=”#FFFFFF” background=”auto” width=”auto” height=”250″ columns=”2″ position=”left” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”left” floaterdirection=”up”]I never understood people who work so very hard and never seem to take their vacation days. People, especially American’s who work themselves practically to death and never really utilize leisure and vacation, need that time to reboot. I work in a profession where its very easy to burnout and I have to get away at least once or twice a year to refresh not only my mind but my body and my spirit. In America especially in a metropolis like New York City, it can be frowned upon to actually use your vacation, and sometimes just stressful to think about how things will run smoothly without you, and if something can run without you, then maybe they don’t need you. That thinking can be devastating on the human psyche and discourage one from taking a vacation. But I implore everyone to take that time for yourself, because it’s worth it, and if you’re in a better state of mind and refreshed after a week or two of vacationing, then that can only benefit your employers, or give you a fresh set of eyes and ideas if you are an entrepreneur. Give Mexico a try if you’re in the states, its a quick trip 3-4 hours flight time and it’s stunning. It will melt all the stress and anxiety away from every muscle in your body. The most you’ll have to think about is what to eat, and where to get it from. The dollar is also super strong in Mexico and you’ll live like kings and queens for next to nothing.


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Look 1: Victorias Secret bathing suit | Forever 21 cover up (At Moon Palace Resort & Spa)

Look 2: H&M top | Thrifted shorts | Soludos Espadrilles (At Hotel la Semilla)

Look 3: Asos bathing suit | American Apparel Skirt (at Playa del Carmen Beach)

I hope you all have been enjoying this Mexican vacation as much as I have. I love how inspired I feel during a vacation and its been a while since I’ve last been abroad. Travel is definitely very important to me and I think its well worth the price. Playa del Carmen is one of my favorite places on earth and I prefer it to the hustle and bustle of Cancun (unless its a very secluded resort). My boyfriend and I are eager to travel to more exotic and foreign places. We have our sights set on Bali or Tahiti and definitely Japan. I’m assuredly going to make my way back to Paris next year as well.

Check out more of my Mexico exclusion on Instagram or twitter or by checking the #MonroeDoesMexico hashtag!





  1. October 20, 2015 / 1:04 am

    I love how well written this post is. You’re so right, recharging and self care is so important. I strive to take small trips during the year even if I cant travel internationally. Great photographs and I have to say you did a great job with these photos.

    • monroesteele
      October 20, 2015 / 2:44 pm

      Thank you so much! It really is important to take that time for yourself.


  2. Debbie
    July 2, 2016 / 3:43 pm

    As a fellow PT I love how you take time to nurture your soul. I took my first real vacation to the riviera maya a few weeks ago and hiked a Mayan temple. By the time I came back down to earth I was smitten.

    Keep doing what you do. Love the blog!

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