I'm about to take off on a big journey, and I am very excited!  Tomorrow night my partner and I board an 11:30pm flight out of our home city of Portland, Oregon, headed to Cancun, Mexico.  The first 5 days will be spent in a cushy resort in Cancun.  After our time at the resort is finished, Sam will return to the US and I will stay for two more weeks.  I will travel from Cancun down to Playa Del Carmen for a few nights, with day trips to the Tulum Ruins and Coba Ruins.  I will stay in PDC for a few nights before taking a ferry to the island of Cozumel where I will stay for 3 nights.  After Cozumel I will travel back to the mainland and further North to the city of Valladolid, where I'll stay for 3 nights.  After Valladolid, I will travel to Merida, the capital of Yucatan and stay for 3 nights.  Then I will travel back to Cancun to stay one more night before flying back to the U.S.