I joined Purple Palm Vacations in 2021 for a couple of reasons. First, I love seeing as much of the world as possible, especially if it involves a beach! There’s just something relaxing and refreshing about the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, the spray of the sea water, and the sun on your face. So far, Mexico has been one of my favorite destinations! Second, I want to share my love of traveling with my clients to ensure they have the vacation of their dreams.
I moved to Colorado in 2005, and, more recently, moved to a farm in Elbert County. We are embracing the country life! My husband and son enjoy traveling as much as I do! I feel very fortunate that we are able to make all these memories as a family and instill the love of learning about different cultures in our son. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and baking, and LOVE running! Yes, I am the girl that you see running on her vacation. I am excited to train for my first marathon this year!
Nektar Restaurant, Riviera Maya
Marissa in Mexico at the Tulum Marketplace
I am definitely a beach girl, and this is my all-time favorite city on the Caribbean Coastline! Located on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum is a dream for beach lovers, history buffs, and adventurers. Swim in the Caribbean Sea with the sea turtles, visit the ancient Mayan Ruins, or explore the Cenotes!
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
Beaches and mountain views? Yes, please! Located just north of Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta sits on Banderas Bay, and is known for its golf courses, marina, and white, sandy beaches. With just a short boat ride, you can visit the Marieta Islands which are home to some incredible wildlife! It is such an amazing location to snorkel or scuba dive, not to mention whale watch or dolphin watch!
New York City
Big city lights, history, various cultures, astounding architecture, theater, food, museums! The list goes on and on. The city the never sleeps is the city that has it all. I fell in love with NYC the first time I visited in the 6th grade! There is no feeling in the world like seeing Lady Liberty in person or watching an actual Broadway Show on Broadway. My favorite season to travel to NYC is Thanksgiving to New Year’s. It just turns into a magical place!
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
It is so much more than the famous boardwalk! While the boardwalk is a blast for a day trip, Puerto Vallarta offers adventures day and night for couples and families. We loved the Pirate Ship Cruise, the Sunset Cruise, and of course, the tequila distillery tours. And the food! I highly recommend trying Oscar’s Restaurant on the Boardwalk!
Favorite Travel Quote
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
- Ibn Battuta