About Me and the Blogs
Hey there! This is Isabella, the heart behind this site. I have been living in Cancun for the past 12 years and although I have been roaming around Mexico, Cancun’s spectacular turquoise waters and pristine beach draw me back to it all the time. That is why I decided to start this blog, to show you all the beauty you can find in Cancun and share valuable travel tips to help you plan a fabulous vacation in Cancun!
“I love sharing all I know about exploring Mexico and helping people traveling around this amazing country that I love so much and that I am so honored to call home“
That is why Let’s travel to Cancun was born, to help you plan your trip and travel like a pro in Cancun enjoy your beautiful resorts (I will tell you about my favorite ones) but also explore its surrounding.
After living in Cancun for 7 years, I left for a 2 years journey in Latin America, but I would always get back to Cancun. Although I love traveling and exploring new places, I can’t stay away for too long.
I started writing about Mexico and everywhere I have been, and the nomadic life in my first blog Boundless Roads where I aim to inspire solo female travelers to live their best travel adventure around the world and learn how to work while traveling as I do.
A few years later I decided to start another blog focused on traveling to Mexico where I am sharing all my Mexican adventures traveling solo around the country either by car, bus, or tour. I love to go both off the beaten path and to the most popular places and share my tips on how you can do it too, based on my personal experience.
Why a Cancun blog? I decided to create this new site about Cancun as a tribute to the city that welcomed me and gave me so much. I had to stay away for a while to see it with renewed eyes. And now I realize how much I am connected.
What you will find in “Let’s travel to Cancun”
I always say Cancun is a very ugly city and it’s not where you immerse yourself in the Mexican culture, BUT it has so much beauty in it and so much to offer.
It makes a great base to explore Mexico while enjoying its spectacular turquoise views and white sand beaches.
And on this site, I will help you exactly do that. I will share the best beaches and restaurants, bars, and tours, as the top hotels and events. Everything Cancun related.
But here you will also learn how to move around and look farther than Cancun.
I hope this site will make you discover new places and help you organize the trip of a lifetime to the most popular Mexican beach destination.
“I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”Robert Louis Stevenson
My story in a nutshell
If you want to learn more about me, here is a brief story on how I ended up in Mexico.
I came to Mexico for the first time in 2003 approximately, I went on a vacation backpacking in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas. It was completely different from what you are seeing now, less developed and with very few tourists. I was visiting Palenque in Chiapas with only other 3 people. Nobody else was there. It was surreal.
I fell in love with Mexico and asked the tour company I was working for in Italy, to send me here and work. And they accepted it. I was sent in Playa del Carmen to work as a tour rep welcoming Italian tourists.
I left after 5 months due to the company’s decision to send me to other countries. And so I traveled to and worked in Egypt, Seychelles, Jamaica, Antigua & Barbuda. I loved to explore those incredible exotic places but I knew somehow that one day Mexico would have called me back.
And that’s what happened in 2010 when I received a job offer from an important travel wholesaler, completely out of the blue. I didn’t even know that such a job existed. I accepted immediately even if I wasn’t sure whether it was for me, but I loved the idea to go back to Mexico.
The company was based in Cancun and the job I was supposed to do turned out to be perfect for me. In fact, it took me around the Caribbean Islands meeting amazing like-minded people and learning about other destinations and their beautiful hotels.
When I wasn’t traveling for work, I loved my life in Cancun, and being able to look at that bright blue water every time I could escape to the beach was priceless. I loved exploring around and getting to know my new “home” better.
After 7 years I needed a change of scenery, careerwise but also I wanted to travel more and more freely. So I started to explore other opportunities where I could use my knowledge and make a living while traveling.
That is when my first blog Boundless Roads was born. I was setting off for an incredible adventure, at the age of 45.
I realized that was a bold move because those are decisions of a 20 ys old that has nothing to lose and could always go back and reinvent herself. But at 45 I was called crazy by most people, including my parents.
But that was what I wanted and I was sure that somehow I would have figured things out eventually. I started to write on Boundless Roads about my experiences on the road.
I ended up traveling around Mexico for almost a year before leaving for South America, a trip that I have never finished, for many reasons (but I will go back to it). First, because I travel really slow, and second because I missed Mexico and wanted to go back after 2 years on the road.
My blog wasn’t my source of income at the beginning so I picked up some online writing gigs and I was mainly living on my savings, until 2020 when I finally understood how to make it work and Boundless Roads became my full-time job (Eureka!!!) while I was traveling between Guatemala and Mexico.
That is when I decided to start my second blog, Let’s travel to Mexico where I could focus on my beloved Mexico only, sharing everything I know about this country, including off-the-beaten-path places where fewer tourists dare go.
From there I kept traveling around Mexico to discover new hidden secrets that I could talk about in the blog and take more pictures, my other passion.
This blogging journey, being able to help others follow their dreams, travel consciously and wisely, planning their trip, has become addictive and I would always come up with new ideas on how I could help more.
I was chatting with a dear friend, also a blogger but with many hats, a professional photographer, a certified guide in the Yucatan Peninsula, and most of all a beautiful person.
We are connected by this passion for this region and sharing our knowledge through photos and stories and we decided to start a new project together. And Mexico Cenotes and Ruins was born.
In this blog, we share our passion for prehispanic history and we talk about the Mayan world, and its heritage, the Mayan Archeological sites, and the refreshing cenotes.
We live in different places but we love to meet up every now and then and explore the Mayan Land together. Even if we have lived here for more than 10 years, there is always something new to discover.
Now, I am still based in Cancun but I travel a lot around Mexico, going back to familiar places and exploring new ones. I feel so grateful that”I have found my way home”, and I manage to turn my nomadic lifestyle into my very own job.
I hope this site will help you find your way around Cancun!