About Yucatan For Travelers blog
Over a quarter of a century of inspired exploration and recording of our travels while living in Mérida, Yucatán, has led my wife and me to compile an impressive collection of outings that are the foundation for this story, built one story at a time.
We look beyond the obvious popular tourist attractions, the luxury coast resorts and the modern conveniences of big cities to discover the unique Yucatán. From the Puuc hills to the extensive coast of Yucatán there are thousands of kilometers of paved quiet roads through countless Mayan villages interspersed with colonial haciendas and ancient Mayan ruins, all there just waiting for your visit.
You may travel the world over and never find a stranger or more interesting adventuresome getaway.
The tranquility of Yucatán speaks to us with powerful vibes of the mighty Mayan empire that flourished here.
About the author, John M. Grimsrud
I live with my wife Jane in Mérida, Yucatán, in an ecologically friendly home of my design. I have been biking, photographing, exploring, and writing about the Yucatán for over twenty-five years.
Prior to seeking a new life of adventure in Yucatán, Mexico, we lived aboard our home built 46-foot sailboat Dursmirg for many years. I have published Travels of Dursmirg, a three book series about our life aboard Dursmirg. My books are available in paperback and eBook editions online at booksellers throughout the world.
In addition we have published Yucatán’s Magic-Mérida Side Trips that covers our extensive tours of Yucatán over the years. With that book you can easily visit, explore and sample the unique treats that only Yucatán has to offer. It contains a bilingual glossary of terms, highlights map, resource guide, plus bus and taxi information for easy do-it-yourself exploring.
The author’s website is: www.bicycleyucatan.com
Here is a list of books that inspired our travels and exploration of the Yucatán and led them to the places that tourists miss most.
Ambivalent Conquests by Inga Clendinnen
Identifying Villa Carlota: German Settlements in Yucatán, México, During the Second Empire (1864-1867) by Alma Judith Durán-Merk
Incidents of Travel in Yucatan by John L. Stephens
Mayan Missions by Richard and Rosalind Perry
Magic Yucatan by Lilo Linke
The Caste War of Yucatán by Nelson A. Reed
The Final Report by Michael Coe
The Maya by Michael Coe
The True History of Chocolate by Sophie and Michael Coe
Time Among The Maya by Ronald Wright
Under the Waters of Mexico by Pablo Bush Romero
Yucatan: A World Apart by Edward H. Mosley and Edward D. Terry
A Yucatan Kitchen by Loretta Miller 2002
©2012 John M. Grimsrud