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2020 travel guide for cancun

essential travel guide for Cancun 2020 with Henry Life

Anyone else have the itch for a vacation now that some travel bans are finally lifting? I know I’ve got a couple on the books, and I must say, it feels good to be thinking about the beach again. In the spirit of the new season, I’ve partnered with Henry Life to bring you some tips for traveling to Cancun. If you recall, I visited the sandy beaches myself just a few years back, and enjoyed a 7-day stay in Cancun with a group of friends sipping Pina coladas and digging toes in the sand. If you’re planning a trip in 2020 (or just day dreaming of your next vacation) here are a few essential tips for your next adventure. Cancun is a charming city of Mexico with three distinct faces and is known for its vacation resorts, and an open-air museum is showcasing ruined temples of the Mayans. This Mexican resort city is situated on the Yucatan Peninsula. In this post, we’ll be digging into some of the essentials from Henry Life’s Travel Guide …

Elizabethton Tennessee geese spring water river

serenity surrounded by natural springs in Elizabethton, TN

Serenity. If I could choose a single word, that would be it. A long weekend of promised exile from a chaotic world came into fruition like the first budding trees of the season. Welcome to Elizabethton, TN, a quaint town of old southern American history. Once a buzzing capital of American government, the city has reached a pleasant lull just off the banks of the Doe River. That’s where we spent the last two days… booking a homestead retreat just outside the local buzz of the historical city center. Known for its water resources and renewable energy, the rivers flow with fresh spring water that’s distributed more than any other water system in the entire state of Tennessee. That’s where we spent the best of our time. Soaking up the early spring sunshine at Covered Bridge Park overlooking the Doe River. Teaming with geese and swans, the wildlife seemed know just how good life was in such pure, tranquil waters. The sound of the clearest waters trickling over smooth river stones competed only with that …

leopard print dress

so you think you can play with the big cats

In Bandhavgarh India, I had the opportunity to visit the national parks and take (multiple) safaris through the tiger reserve. All creatures there are free to roam, with the exception of a few unconnected fence lines intended to deter the big cats from the local villages. We enjoyed the unforgettable experience of sighting several wild tigers, including a couple of cubs. Aside from the awe of their beauty, large cats are truly fascinating creatures. I learned from one of the locals, a tiger that had passed the fence and wandered into the village. On one such occasion, this tiger returned back to the rainforest and over the 20’ fence… with a full grown bull caught in the grips of his jaw. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | leopard print dress c/o:MVN | leather biker jacket c/0:ALLSAINTS | combat boots:DR. MARTIN | luxury handbag:YSL   Cats are strong, powerful creatures. The largest of their species have no natural predators. Even house cats are agile and fierce. According to Professor John Huntington, domestic cats’ posture …

travel blogger in a bikini on a boat

where the wind meets the waves

Two mighty forces meeting face to face where the waves break against the sky. The salty ocean spray leaps into the air, glinting in the sun, dancing in the light before crashing back down into the depths. They are swallowed once again there, only the surface left gleaming in the sun. Alone, the sea is a mighty force and knows no master. She tosses and turns playfully with the tides. She holds the power of balance, giving herself to be carried in the clouds of the sky to rain down on an earth desperate for life. She is home to beasts and beauty, holding countless mysteries impossible to discover. Her current sweeps away forgotten memories, restoring them with a new canvas every night tide across the sandy beaches. She challenges the earth itself. They meet in form of a cliff jutting from the depths to the sky. It’s breathtaking really. A precipice that stands as a wall between worlds. A rush consumes your soul and leaves you gulping in air if you dare stand on …

flying first class in fendi

flying first class in FENDI

The clouds swirl in motion from the movement of the plane. The light is bright white, like being covered in a new sheet.  There’s nothing quite like the rush of energy that comes from being 25,000 feet in the air. Running away from reality for the weekend. From the east side to Europe, the next 6 days will be spent wandering the streets of Milan for an afternoon – then shifting to Lugano for a week of design work in the studio under the Swiss mountains. The feeling is adrenalizing. I’ve spent a lot of time spinning dreams in my head as of late. Letting go of safety lines, the temptation to be truly free from restraints has been overpowering. First class, FENDI, sipping a Tito’s and OJ, overlooking the world mixed in a heavy fog below, it’s not hard to imagine. Safety has brought me where I sit here today. It’s been my constant. I made my safe bets and found a way to achieve a certain level of success in reaching my dreams …