Mexico has been on my travel bucket list for such a long time. Having lived in the southern US for more than a decade, with Mexico on my doorstep, I honestly don’t know why it’s taken me so long to get there… I blame the kids. I’m joking of course (sort of) but I was so happy when my husband and I settled on the Yucatán for our family summer vacation this year.
While many tourists flock to popular spots on the Riviera Maya like Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Mérida is not a destination on most people’s radars. And yet it’s a such vibrant and friendly city. And it’s packed full of history and culture.
It was a combination of factors that led us to choose Mérida. Firstly, my parents had been there and recommended it to us as an incredible place to visit. Secondly we were looking for a destination that would balance our need to relax and get away from it all with a desire to experience something new and different.