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{Tulum Travel Guide – Vacation and Travel Tips}

The Ultimate Tulum Travel guide with vacation tips plus the best Instagrammable spots in Tulum

I’m almost embarrassed to even admit I have been back from Tulum for months now and am JUST now getting this travel guide up. If you aren’t familiar with Tulum, it is a town in the state of Quintana Roo in the Yucatan Peninsula. Tulum has been a popular destination for tourists lately because it is extremely easy to get to, is pretty affordable if you want it to be and appeals to individuals as well as families. I used to frequent Cancun and Playa del Carmen as a child but only recently had seen and heard how amazing Tulum’s beaches and atmosphere were. Grayson and I were mainly drawn to the area because of how easy of a trip it is and how beautiful the beaches were. Since we’ve been back I’ve had quite a few people ask me what there was to do there so I’ve compiled a guide for everything you need to know about Tulum in one place.

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{JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa}

DTKAustin shares her latest stay at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in Texas. Gorgeous scenery including a golf course and lazy river, this hotel isn't one to miss. Click for more information and photos!

How was everyone’s weekend? I’ve been incredibly busy over the past month and was so excited to finally take a break for a fun staycation at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio! This place is a slice of heaven only an hour outside of Austin so it was such a breeze to get to, besides attempting to drive in during rush hour traffic! I only wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy all of the amazing amenities and those gorgeous hill country views.

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{48 Hours in New Orleans}

Planning a trip to New Orleans? DTKAustin has you covered with all of the hotspots and restaurants!

Grayson and I recently visited New Orleans for the first time courtesy of refinery29 and Hotel Indigo. It was such a whirlwind trip that we literally booked it right before Thanksgiving and left the day after the holidays for a quick, 48 hour getaway. Since we didn’t have much time to spend in NOLA we definitely had to make the most of it. Whether you’re staying for the weekend or longer, here’s my must see guide to guarantee a great time in New Orleans.
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{My Stay at Lone Star Court}

When I say “It’s about time I took a vacation…” it’s usually way past when I REALLY should have taken one so when Lone Star Court approached me about a weekend staycation in Austin, I couldn’t refuse. Grayson and I always love to experience local hotels and this was one we had heard so many amazing things about so we were definitely excited to get away!

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{ACL with HomeAway}

Up until about a year ago, I was not the typical Homeaway customer. Any vacation or trip I took, I would always book a hotel and not think twice about it. It was always an easy and comfortable decision. That was until Grayson and I planned a trip to St. Thomas. We quickly found out the only way to make the trip affordable was to look at other alternatives for room and board on our vacation.

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{Scottsdale MiniMoon}

I can’t believe it’s almost been an entire month since our elopement! I literally JUST got the link to our wedding photos and can’t wait to show them to y’all!! If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you have probably noticed an overwhelming amount of photos from Scottsdale. So many people have asked, and why Scottsdale… You know it’s really hot there, right?? Grayson and I didn’t have much time to take a full on honeymoon so we elected to go somewhere close for 5 days and the winner was the desert!

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{Kubo and the Two Strings Set Visit}

Last month I had the pleasure of being invited to Portland to visit costume designer, Deborah Cook, on the set for Kubo and the Two Strings, an upcoming stop-motion animation movie coming to theaters August 19. From the first time I saw Coraline, I knew these films took an army to create but I had no idea how extreme stop-motion actually was. Being amazed was an absolute understatement! Here, I will give you an inside look on what it’s like on an animated, feature film set. From costuming, 3D printing to set building, you are going to be blown away.

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{Colombian Engagement}

Hooray for Wifey Week! Even though I’m not technically a wife YET, I will be in ONE month!! I partnered with ILY Couture this week to share our super crazy Colombian engagement story! I’ve realized I have been the worst fiancé in the history of all fiancé’s and never shared how it all went down! I’m only a year behind it sharing it, but hey, better late than never, right?!

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{Caribbean Life}

Outfit Details:

Dress – Cooper & Ella // Shoes – BP // Sunglasses – Forever21

Hat – Nordstrom // Watch – Chanel J12

Bracelets – Hanai Jewelry

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