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These Places In Cancun Will Make You Want To Live There Forever

Cancun is a Mexican city known for its beaches, resorts, nightlife and tourism. It is probably one of the more popular locations for summer vacation and spring break. With its beautiful beaches and many tourist locations, Cancun has a lot to offer. So here are 20 things you shouldn’t miss out on when you go to Cancun.

1. Go on an underground river tour of Rio Secreto.

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This newly-discovered river is a beautiful sight. Unfortunately, you will not be allowed to take your camera with you but pictures will be taken of you swimming in the river which you can purchase at the end of the tour.

2. Explore the Xplor amusement park.

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At the Xplor amusement park you can go zip-lining, drive an amphibious vehicle, swim and paddle through their underground river caves and luckily snap every single bit of it with the built in cameras throughout the park.

3. Go on a day trip to Xcaret.

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Xcaret is another amusement park but here you can explore more wildlife by swimming with the dolphins, snorkeling among the fishes, and walking through a butterfly garden.

4. Visit the Chichen Itza Mayan ruins.

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These pyramids are amazing and are a huge part of the Cancun experience. Don’t miss out on this perfect instagram snapshot.

5. Party at Señor Frogs like a tourist.

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So what about nightlife? Señor Frogs is the best tourist location where all people go to have the Vegas experience in Cancun. So kickback and relax with a few a shots at this famous restaurant.

6. Take a ferry to Isla Mujeres.

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Here you can find a beach that you can walk on, what seems like forever, and it will never get deeper than three feet. Here you can also visit so many little shops and restaurants.

7. Dive into a cenote for an otherworldly experience.

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Cancun is famous for their cenotes so make sure you plan a visit to one of these when you are here. Cenotes are really amazing and quite a sight.

8. Go parasailing over the beautiful blue water.

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What better place to go parasailing than in Cancun above their beautiful, clear ocean.

9. Take a trip to Xel-Ha for the perfect Instagram shot.

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This amusement park is an open-sea aquarium. Swim with marine life in the worlds largest natural aquarium.

10. Visit the Tulum ruins for some peace.

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With the ruins by the shore, you’ll be able to get some great snapshots of this sight. Plus, it’s a good place to relax.

11. Stroll down the path of Avenida Kukulkan.

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You’ll most likely cross this path when riding on a tour bus but rather than just passing by it make sure to take the time to walk down this path. This is where you’ll find all of the shops and restaurants of Cancun.

12. Sing and dance at Coco Bongo with hundreds of friends.

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Coco Bongo is the No. 1 spot for nightlife. A typical night here involves live performances, confetti, projected videos, balloons, and soap bubbles. However, come ready to spend a lot here because the cover charge for this location is quite pricy.

13. Get a history lesson at the Museo Maya de Cancun.

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If you would like to learn more about the Mayans, here is where you can go. The Museo Maya de Cancun has a lot of history told with the actual ruins.

14. Get your heart racing with a jetpack in Cancun.

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One of the new adventures in Cancun is taking a spin on a jetpack. So if you want to get an adrenaline rush take a speedy ride above the waters of Cancun. Ain’t the future great.

15. Why not take a moment to visit Cozumel?

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Yes, another island. Cozumel is another small island near Cancun with more snorkeling, lounging, and shopping opportunities. Worth an excurions if you want to get away from Cancun for a day.

16. Swim through a museum, which is awesome.

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Musa is an underwater museum where you can literally swim around sculptures. You won’t be able to get better shots than these.

17. Hike up a pyramid like a boss.

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Unlike Chichen Itza, you can still climb on top of these pyramids. The Mayan city of Coba is less popular than Chichen Itza which makes it a refreshing trip.

17. Dance on the tables at Blue Gecko.

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Another nightlife location, Blue Gecko Cantina is a popular place for drinks. Here you can party with the locals as you sip on one of their signature mojitos.

18. Pamper yourself with a spa day because you deserve it.

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If you are staying at one of Cancun’s resorts then you most likely will have the option of a spa day at the resort, and if you are on vacation then you definitely should pamper yourself.

19. Party at Xoximilco for a unique experience.

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At Xoximilco you can take a colorful boat ride as you explore its beautiful sights. While on the boat you will enjoy some great food and drinks.

20. Get the most of Cancun’s culture at Mercado 28.

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Visit Cancun’s huge flea market with over 600 vendors and restaurants. This will probably the best location to get some great souvenirs to take home.


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Leche Libre Is Giving Women Reasons And Tools To Breastfeed In Public Because It's Natural

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Leche Libre Is Giving Women Reasons And Tools To Breastfeed In Public Because It’s Natural

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there are a lot of laws out there about what women can and can’t do with their bodies – many more laws than there are for men. The Free The Nipple campaign has been crucial in normalizing the natural act of breastfeeding in public. One company, Leche Libre, wants to make sure there are fewer things in the way for women to be who they need to be naturally. It’s more than just the principle, too. The women who decide to become mothers now have an even trickier social stigma to navigate every time their baby gets hungry.

Meet the solution…

Here you have: Zippers for your nipples.

CREDIT: “Leche Libre empowers women to confidently breastfeed whenever they want, wherever they go in effortless style!” Digital Image. Kickstarter. 19 July 2018.

That’s right mamas, Leche Libre offers apparel with fashionable (or invisible) features that make it easier for you to feed your baby, wherever you are, whenever you want.

Many of us grew up in the overlap of our mamas’ fearless Latinidad attitude and the pressures of American culture as it’s evolved. Zips on nips is the product of that overlap, no doubt.

Founder Andrea Newberry felt “resentful that [her] personal style had to change just to breastfeed easily.”

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In an interview with Forbes Magazine, Andrea found herself to be a new mom with the only options available to her being “really frumpy and unflattering” nursing clothes. The whole point is that the line is both stylish and functional. Until now, you could only have one.

So she posted a survey on Facebook and found out she wasn’t alone.

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Within three days, she had over 500 responses from women around the country. “Women everywhere were struggling with breastfeeding in public and getting harassed for doing what they needed to do to take care of their children.”

So she dropped $5k of her own money on zippers for nipples.

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According to the brand, “Zippers down the bust make for easy and discreet nursing access so you can confidently breastfeed in public shame-free.”

Andrea had zero experience and taught herself to sew while watching Project Runway.

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Then, she took to Kickstarter to launch a fundraising campaign. Of course, she ended up pulling in technical designers who could take meticulous measurements and place precise orders for the full collection.

But she had a strong passion and mission to normalize public breastfeeding.

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She told Forbes, “If we can break down the cultural barriers to public breastfeeding we can empower women in general to reclaim ownership of our own bodies. This passion has helped me push through the fear and insecurities of starting a business in a field where I had no experience.”

Now, you can breastfeed in a meadow and look damn good while doing it.

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Yes, I want to be wearing a snakeskin, form fitting dress if I ever enter mom-status. Please, sit back, relax, and enjoy the small collection that Andrea has developed in her third year of business.

The Zipper Tunic is the original look for Leche Libre’s launch.

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Her goal is to make her apparel as accessible as possible, which means that she had to give up her dream of using only organic materials to keep the price point below $100.

Anything beyond this sweatshirt would be overachieving AF.

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If you have any new mom friends, you better expect them to be rocking this sweater before a dress or tunic any day. This one just seems like the realistic purchase for the new mom.

It’s a Little Black Breastfeeding Dress.

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Seriously, I have never looked that good. She clearly knows her market.

And they come in a variety of colors and patterns!

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While the goal here is to maintain your pre-motherhood sense of style, Leche Libre wants moms to feel like they never have to ask for permission to breastfeed again. You don’t have to wear frumpy nursing blouses or stretch your tops out anymore.

Leche Libre wants to make it easier for mothers to pump in professional settings.

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Newberry herself is a single mom, and when her industry collapsed while she was four months pregnant, she decided to take matters into her own hands and start a company.

The garments are also made in the USA.

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And she’s coming out with new designs for every season. While she doesn’t have a fashion background, she clearly knows whats up.

As a bonus, some of these dresses also come with spacious pockets.

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They also have a slip for a credit card, because no mama is walking out with a baby bag and a bag bag. We carry our sh*t on our hips, Latina style.

Best of all, Leche Libre is fiercely body positive.

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In an interview with Ravishly, Newberry opened up and said, “  

Plus, they have an adorable Leche Libre onsie.

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On it’s Kickstarter page, it explains:

    The name Leche Libre is a play off of Lucha Libre, the Mexican wrestling league. What better mascot for Leche Libre then a wrestling baby? Watch out, this kid means business.

Leche Libre is ultimately activism for Newberry.

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“I want Leche Libre and this collection to speak to plus size mamas and tell them they are powerful, and they deserve to celebrate the power and beauty of their life giving bodies with something that truly works for them,” she told ravishly.

Women everywhere are rocking the apparel and changing our culture.

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All it takes is one woman to change the conversation from, “Why are you doing that here?” to “Wow, you look awesome! Where’d you get that?”

Leche Libre aims to empower a diverse range of women.

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To follow up this women empowerment, all of the materials are sourced by women.

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Yup, she only works with women – from Chicago to Milwaukee – women lead the charge.

Thank you Leche Libre for liberating us all.🥛✨

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I can cheers to a sustainably made and ethically sourced company that supports Latina culture.


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