Cancun Photo Diary

I know what you're thinking. Cancun?! Cancun goes hand-in-hand with beer, frat boys and spring break. And yeah, I probably would've preferred Tulum. But my older sister was flying down from Canada with a baby in tow (while she is the cutest, most photogenic niece in the world, she is not always the best-behaved on the plane), so Cancun made for a decent compromise.

And honestly, Cancun doesn't deserve the bad rep. Avoid the college hotspots and stick to the quieter beaches – you'll find the clearest, purest water and the silkiest sand in the world. Riu Hotel Peninsula's all-inclusive deal was pretty bangin', too. Still dreaming of refried black beans and those ice-cold margaritas...