IN JANUARY, I was invited on my first press trip to Cancun, Mexico, with Royal Holiday. I showed up at the Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand, exhausted from over 10 hours of flying, just in time to enjoy a margarita on the rooftop deck of Ekinox. The bar with its cabanas would soon become my favourite hangout…the cute bartender helped.
After nearly a year of collecting pennies for groceries, discovering the custard and chocolate concoction awaiting me in my sea-blue, massive room was like finding the Holy Grail. I pulled back my curtains the next morning to the brightest ocean I had ever seen.