Last year I took the most amazing trip to Tulum, Mexico. It was the end of a long and strenuous period for me and I felt very run down and exhausted. I had toured earlier in 2015, recorded and gigged and completed the year with my Broadway debut in CATS. Needless to say, I was pooped!
I hadn’t been on a holiday in such a long time and excitedly mulled over which sun soaked destination I would land in. At the time I was in LA and so I wanted to fly somewhere that was close by. Mexico seemed like the perfect place. Only 4 hours by plane and still warm in December. I remember my mum telling me how beautiful it was when she visited a few years ago and a friend of mine recently got back from a holiday there which sounded like paradise. So it was settled, my bags were packed and I was headed to Tulum!
Tulum is known as the Caribbean side of Mexico which means that the waters are crystal clear and warm. I spent much of my time swimming and meditating in the water here. I visited hidden Cenotes, which are giant sink holes that are thousands of years old filled with fresh water. The ancient Mayans would say that they are purifying for the mind, body and spirit.
After a day in the waters I would visit one of the many amazing vegan restaurants that Tulum has to offer. I had some of the BEST vegan food I have ever tasted here. It is also a very eco-friendly destination, with the majority of hotels being environmentally sound. At my accommodation there was a beautiful wooden outdoor yoga space facing the ocean which we practiced on each morning. It was decorated with hammocks in the afternoon to enjoy a book or a snooze
One of the most dazzling views in Tulum is from the top of one of the Mayan temples in Coba. After climbing the steep temple stairs, I sat and took in the incredible nature as far as the eye could see. It was quite a spiritual experience to be atop a structure that was built over a thousand years ago by the wise and ancient Mayan people.
Tulum really inspired me to incorporate ways to inject meaning and mindfulness into all of my trips. I didn’t intentionally choose it as a way to mindfully get back to myself but it unexpectedly turned out to be a very spiritual and soul soothing destination.