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  1. Anne
    October 12, 2011

    At our stop in Cozumel, we went to Tulum (the Mayan ruins). It was really cool, but I did not get a warm fuzzy about the rest of Cozumel. Too many people trying to take our money. I wonder if you’re doing the same cruise that we did. Our favorite stop was Isla Roatan. A taxi driver drove us to the other side of the island. We paid $20 each to sit on a beach, but it was beautiful and the taxi driver was a great guy. If you stop in Belize, beware of Belize city. We thought we’d “just take a walk”, and I’m surprised we didn’t get mugged at some point.

  2. Sweet and Savvy
    October 12, 2011

    Looks like you are having an AMAZING time!!!
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  3. Samantha @ Bikini Birthday
    October 12, 2011

    I went to Cozumel once when I visited the Mayan Riviera. We did a jeep tour of the island. I remember the quieter beaches on the opposite side of the island from the ferry port being very quiet but also very rocky.
    It’s a beautiful Island though

  4. Jess@atasteofconfidence
    October 12, 2011

    I was in Cozumel a few years ago on a cruise. We went ziplining and loved it!
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  5. Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    October 12, 2011

    Ironically, our Cozumel stop was the only one we planned on our cruise. We went on a tour to the ruins (the real ones – not the discover Mexico reconstructed ones) and it was actually really neat. Lots of mosquitoes, but we heard the whole story of how Cozumel had been an island specifically for weddings/honeymoons way long ago – how true that story was…who knows! But it was neat to see πŸ˜‰
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  6. Jessica
    October 12, 2011

    I just want to say that you look amazing in all of your pictures- especially the first one! Whoever says negative things to you needs to take a good look in the mirror. Plus, I’ve seen you in person and you are even smaller than you look in pics, so take that negativity πŸ™‚

    Have a great rest of your cruise! πŸ™‚

  7. Cait’s Plate
    October 12, 2011

    Oh my gosh that place looks absolutely amazing. I am SO living vicariously through you right now!!
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  8. Beth @ 990 Square
    October 12, 2011

    We ate at that restaurant in Cozumel too! So good!
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  9. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    October 12, 2011

    Wow–looks gorgeous!!

    Those chips and salsa sound amazing right about NOW! Yumm. You def got some sun on that walk…. it looks good! πŸ™‚
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  10. Heidi Nicole
    October 12, 2011

    I was in Cozumel around this time last year by way of cruise ship. It was so stinking humid! But we had fun, although the port city itself is insanely tourist-eske!

    And running on a treadmill while on a cruise ship…insanely difficult! At least for me. We might have just had rough seas or something but I felt like I was drunk – I spent so much time swerving and grabbing for the side bars! Kudos for surviving 2.5 miles! πŸ™‚
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  11. Sana
    October 12, 2011

    Hahah I would have given up and taken to taxi back to the ship!
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  12. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats
    October 12, 2011

    I haven’t even been to mexico! But your buffet breakfast and mexican lunch is exactly how I like to do things: a little taste of everything! haha that’s how i end up making my meals at home most of the time!
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  13. Jess
    October 12, 2011

    “He made up for it later in the day”

    Am I the only one whose mind went straight into the gutter?? HAHA

    Looks like you guys are having so much fun – I’m jealous!

    • Christina @ Just Running
      October 12, 2011

      Haha, my mind went to the gutter when I saw the picture of her posing with the ice cream.

      Cozumel sounds like a big adventure! I wish I looked half that good in a bathing suit. πŸ™‚
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    • Christine @ BookishlyB
      October 12, 2011

      Mine did too- that winking emoticon says it ALL!
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      • Marla
        October 12, 2011

        I totally read it is as
        a “Boom Chicka Wow Wow”
        afternoon reference …
        Naughty Meghann and Derek πŸ˜‰

  14. Caitlin C.
    October 12, 2011

    Mmm I can tell just from your photo that I could prob eat 5 baskets of those chips!
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  15. mindy @ just a one girl revolution.
    October 12, 2011

    When we stopped in Cozumel on the cruise I went on, we signed up for an excursion (not through Carnival) and it was a private beach set up with all you can eat/drink – HEAVEN.
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  16. Kristen @ The Concrete Runner
    October 12, 2011

    You must be on the same cruise I went on when I was little. We went to Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. We went to a nice beach in Cozumel to snorkel, but I have NO idea what it was called. (It was 16 years ago.) So, I don’t remember much of it, just that the water was absolutely beautiful – so much different than water off the Gulf Coast.
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  17. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    October 12, 2011

    haha I have done one of those deceptive walks before!!! Exhausting!!
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  18. kirsten
    October 12, 2011

    I am so glad you had this post! I am going to Cozumel on a cruise next month and I will ask to be taken to the other side of the island for a beach. πŸ™‚

  19. Katie @ cooklaughmove
    October 12, 2011

    I’m going to Cozumel on a cruise in December. I think we are going to do a Mayan Ruins tour!
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  20. Linz
    October 12, 2011

    I spent a week in Cozumel last year and we ate at La Mission and their sister restaurant Casa Mission. So delicious!
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  21. Corey @ Learning Patience
    October 12, 2011

    Beer always tastes better with Mexican food – good call! My husband and I did the same thing in Cozumel….you see the boat and you think…it’s not that far away…BUT it is…and you’re hot. Really hot. Live and Learn right? πŸ™‚

    You’re fitness routine is motivating me… since we will be on the boat for 16 days – working out is a MUST…GOOD WORK!

    xoxo from Trinidad
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  22. Caileigh
    October 12, 2011

    Everything about this post makes me jealous! It all looks incredible – even the crowded beach! Though I do have to agree with Derek, it’s always Coca Cola with mexican food.
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  23. Danielle
    October 12, 2011

    A few years ago BF and I did the same cruise that you seem to be on, and we LOVED cozumel so much that we went back last April. Anyways, you’re right… the good beaches are further out, but they still would have run you a bit of a taxi fee. If you (or anyone else reading this) go back, I’d recommend Chankanaab park… you do have to pay to get in and it’s a little touristy, but you can dive, swim, swim with dolphins, just relax on the beach, etc.
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  24. Mary @ Bites and Bliss
    October 12, 2011

    Yeah..you ask a taxi driver to take you somewhere and they’ll take you to the busiest and most touristy part in town thinking it’ll basically please just about anyone. They’re great for getting around town, but not good travel agents! haha
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  25. Sarah
    October 12, 2011

    I went to Cozumel once. It’s beautiful! I’m a diver so I was particularly excited to visit. The island has an endemic species of fish, called the splendid toadfish. Check it out on google images. Splendid indeed!! Also, Cozumel=best tacos ever.

  26. Krystina (Organically Me)
    October 12, 2011

    Okay, people are seriously criticizing your weight? Your bod is awesome in the first picture!

    Also, beer > soda, every time.
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  27. Hillary
    October 12, 2011

    Never been there, but it looks like it’s worth it just for the chips!
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  28. Megan @ Life As Megan Knows it
    October 12, 2011

    Sounds likea fun second day! My BF and I made that mistake in St. Thomas and ended up walking for over an hour.. NEVER again!
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  29. Courtney @ The Petite AthlEAT
    October 12, 2011

    Hey, the gym by yourself isn’t such a bad thing – more time to focus on you! Love your sassy tummy – and belly button piercing?! Jeeze la weeze, I wish I had your hips. I’m built like a boy. Straight, straight, angles, angles.

    Looks like you’re having s BLAST! πŸ™‚
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  30. Christine
    October 12, 2011

    good for you for getting up early to get your workout in! probably made the whole day that much more enjoyable! πŸ™‚
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  31. Army Amy*
    October 12, 2011

    I’ve been to Cancun, but not Cozumel. Looks like a good time despite a few missteps.*
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  32. kathleen @ the daily crumb
    October 12, 2011

    what a fun day!! the reason i have thought i wouldn’t enjoy a cruise as much is the confinement to a boat… but you guys are out and exploring all the time!!
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  33. Kate
    October 12, 2011

    You? A “chubby blogger?” My ass. You look great Meghann! I can’t get over how strong and fit you’ve gotten. You go girl! I’ve loved following you on your Caribbean vacay. I’m so impressed you’ve kept up with your workouts too! That combined with your healthy attitude with food and positive outlook makes you a true inspiration to me πŸ™‚

  34. Jessica
    October 12, 2011

    I went to Cozumel last winter but not for a cruise, we stayed at an all inclusive resort way far away from the port. It was so nice and peaceful, and yes the other side of the island is uninhabited so it’s much more quiet in that area. Cozumel is great for divers and snorklers since it’s known for having some of the clearest blue waters.

    My BF and I are thinking of doing a cruise this winter, neither of us has ever done one before. Any tips for first timers?
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  35. Teacher Girl
    October 12, 2011

    I went to Cozumel on a cruise last summer and swam with the Dolphins for way cheaper than would ever be possible state side. The place, Dolphinaris, also had the best margaritas and Mexican food I have ever tasted. So sorry that your experience was not so great!
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  36. melissa (fitnessnyc)
    October 12, 2011

    I went to Cozumel on a cruise and it ended up being a rainy day, so our beach excursion was canceled. However, we had fun shopping downtown. But we also had a very very long walk back to the ship!!1
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  37. Emily @ Comfortable Home Life
    October 12, 2011

    I don’t think I’d like Cozumel very much. I hate being harassed by people asking me to get my hair braided, buy roses, etc. So obnoxious! Let me lay on the beach in peace, people. πŸ™‚ Looks like y’all got some sun on your walk! Enjoy the rest of your cruise!
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  38. Johanna
    October 12, 2011

    We were on the Legend in March for our honeymoon πŸ™‚ We didn’t like Cozumel that much but we also didn’t know where to go so that could have been the issue. We were cruising rookies and will know better next time!

  39. Christena
    October 12, 2011

    Girl, I can’t believe you…since blogging is your full-time job, this means you are working on vacation! And exercising every day! You are way more motivated than me. I NEVER exercise on vacation, but do try to stay reasonably active…you are doing both!

  40. Jessica @ Sushi & Sit-Ups
    October 12, 2011

    At least you got a Mexican feast! That platter is exactly what I would’ve ordered!
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  41. Stephanie @cookinfanatic.com
    October 12, 2011

    I have always loved Cozumel everytime we’ve stopped there on a cruise. There is a beach club that we always go to with the most amazing fresh guacamole and margaritas to die for! Love it there πŸ™‚

  42. Grace
    October 12, 2011

    Ohh all the mexican food looks so good! Sorry you went to the party beach at least you’ll know for next time!
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  43. Alexa @ SimpleEats
    October 12, 2011

    I love cruises! The buffets and limitless food is awesome…and dangerous!
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  44. Amy @ Amy Starts To Run
    October 12, 2011

    My husband and I went on a cruise earlier this year, and if its one thing I learned from all the reading I did was to research! Since all the boat excursions are usually overpriced, taxis are the way to go, but if you don’t have a plan, you could end up at an overpriced beach with tons of people. Which sucks if since you only have a short time in each port.

    You guys are making me want to cruise again. Can your boat swing by AZ and pick me up πŸ˜‰
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  45. Liz
    October 13, 2011

    I’ve never been to Cozumel…or anywhere in Mexico πŸ™‚ The fresh chips & salsa look so good, but I always end up eating waayyy to many at the good Mexican restaurants!

  46. Marijke
    October 13, 2011

    Oh my GOSH I did exactly the same thing on my cruise last month! We went to Lisbon and thought that after a bus ride into the city centre we’d be much better off walking back to the ship… our walk was also ~3 miles and in the blazing sunshine at midday!
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  47. Ash Bear
    October 13, 2011

    I can’t wait to talk to you all about Cozumel this weekend! We’re heading there Dec 29-Jan 2 for vacation and have never been. We’re staying at a resort on Cozumel so will be there the whole time. Definitely interested to hear about sights we need to see, restaurants, etc!
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  48. Hope
    October 13, 2011

    I’ve never been to Cozumel before. All of that Mexican food does look amazing though! I’m jealous! πŸ™‚
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  49. Nekeisha
    October 13, 2011

    I was in Cozumel on my own cruise this past February, I learned my lesson with the walking also. I however was trying to find a store and the locals told me it was there right at the end, I got my exercise in for the day and took a taxi back to the ship. I wanted to take one of those horse drawn buggies that they have but maybe on my next cruise.

  50. allison @ thesundayflog
    October 13, 2011

    awh you got taken to paradise beach! thats where steve and i went but had a totally different experience! no one asked us if we wanted to do anything or buy anything, and instead we chose to jet ski on our own and laid on the chairs with a bucket of cerveza. still, looks like you had a great time!
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  51. Jaclyn
    October 13, 2011

    Ughh that’s the worst when you think you are RIGHT THERE and you are SO NOT RIGHT THERE….otherwise, it looks like you guys are having a great time on your cruise though, happy for you for your experiences, fun to be following along too !

  52. Paul
    October 19, 2011

    Next time you’re on the island and you’re looking for a truly authentic food experience, try the food tour offered on http://www.cozumelchef.com. You’ll go to some truly off the beaten path authentic places. La Mission can have good food, but locals rarely visit and taxi drivers get a commission for bringing you there.

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