WHERE'S MY BAG: MERIDA, MEXICO

The author with her C&M Stafford laptop bag

The author with her C&M Stafford laptop bag

The “Where’s My Bag?” series highlights Clark & Mayfield bags in interesting locations around the world. This is a guest post by Michelle C. of IntentionalTravelers.com. Michelle and her husband are "digital nomads," running their business online as they travel. Michelle shares about some of the destinations she's visited with her Clark & Mayfield bag in tow.

Mérida, Mexico

Mérida, Mexico is a popular travel destination in the Yucatan peninsula for Mexican vacationers and foreign tourists alike. The city has a rich cultural life, with frequent community events and dining for both budget and luxury travelers. Many tourists use Mérida as a base to visit nearby archeological sites, cenotes (underground rivers), and beaches.

Why We Went

We decided to stay in Mérida for three weeks at the start of the year, thanks to a recommendation from some well-traveled friends. We were impressed with the many cultural events, colorful exterior walls and secret interior courtyards, grand colonial buildings, affordable eateries, and proximity to Mayan ruins.

Although it was "winter," temperatures still reached the high 90's on occasion, but most days were pleasantly warm - a welcome relief from the snow storms taking place back home in the Northwest!

Getting some work done in the courtyard of Cafe Montejo

Getting some work done in the courtyard of Cafe Montejo

As usual, we split our time between working online for our freelance clients and exploring the area. To learn more about things to do in Mérida, check out our brief guide to Mérida on a budget.