After a couple of months away, I’m back. If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that I had a great time in México. I arrived in Mérida on October 2nd and left from Cancún on December 14th. México received the honor of being my final international destination for the year.

My mom flew out to hang with me for a few weeks in Mérida. I love solo traveling, but sometimes a travel partner is fun to have. My mom arrived in Mérida on Tuesday, October 26. She was originally supposed to stay for a week and a half, but enjoyed her stay so much that she stayed for a full 3 weeks!

The Patria monument in Mérida with mom.
Mom and me at the Patria monument on the Paseo de Montejo.

We took a ton of photos, ate too much food, visited Valladolid, and just enjoyed being free to do whatever. We had a great time. It’s a shame it ended so soon. As the saying goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” All good things come to an end at some point. Besides, Mom had some things back home that she needed to take care of. It’s all good. We’re planning another trip for the Spring.

After my mom left, I spent another two weeks in Mérida. I took a day trip to the Uxmal archaeological site to check out the ruins. Next, I flew out to México City. There, I met up with some friends. I ate at as many vegan spots as I could find because finding good local vegan spots in Mérida was a difficult task. Besides eating a ton of food, I spent most of my time just chillin’. After a week and a half in México City, I headed to Cancún.

Pyramid at Uxmal archeological site, final international destination.
The pyramid at Uxmal.

In Cancún, I stayed in a quiet downtown neighborhood and—you guessed it—just chilled. I only spent five days in Cancún. Due to a shooting that happened two days before my arrival, I decided not to visit the hotel zone in Cancún. I hopped on a bus and went on a day trip to Playa Del Carmen instead. I really enjoyed Cancún and Playa Del Carmen. I plan to return to Cancún and spend a bit more time there in the Spring.

A Curls Trip to Play Del Carmen, final international destination for 2021.
Day trip from Cancún.

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Now, I’m back in North Carolina for a few weeks. Since being here, I’ve been to Myrtle Beach. This unusually warm winter weather was perfect for a few days on the beach.

My niece watching the sunrise at Myrtle Beach.
Watching the sunrise from the balcony at Myrtle Beach with my niece—traveler in training.

Today is the last day of 2021. I’m grateful for the travel experiences I had this year and look forward to more adventures in 2022. Did you do any traveling this year? Where was your final destination for 2021?

I hope 2022 has great things in store for you! Happy New Year and Happy Travels!

About Author

I'm a solo traveler and online TEFL teacher with a passion for discovering new and exciting travel destinations while sticking to a budget. Whether it's hopping on a plane for a quick getaway or embarking on a months-long trip, I'm always ready for a new adventure at a great price. I haven't been to every country yet, but I'm working on it!

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