A vicious cycle is broken when I get out of my daily routine and embrace the newness of travel with everything I've got. It forces me to be hyperaware and relish opportunity. I feel more connected to the people around me, to the earth, and (huge bonus) my photography gets better. Like a lot better. New eyes are the best eyes.

A few weeks ago I took a trip to Mexico with my husband and our two friends. It was a stark contrast to the dreary CT landscape. If Mexico had a mood board, it'd be splashed with neon and glitter. Everything was flavorful and everyone took the time to savor it. We spent our days eating tacos, bonding, swimming in the sun, and buying colorful Mexican art. OH. And dancing to Rihanna. A LOT. Sweet freedom.

Photos of me + Jeremy taken by our friend, Brittany Hurley.