Yucatan is on the top 13 safest places in Mexico list. Published on the SmarterTravel.com website on March 23, 2018, the list includes a number of Yucatan destinations close to my heart. We’ve visited every one of these gorgeous destinations and can attest to having felt safe while there.
Do Yucatan Peninsula Expats enjoy living out of the U.S.? How do Americans living in Yucatan fare? Kristine Ellingson describes 21 delightful, but challenging, years in a Mayan village married to a Mayan man in her book Tales from the Yucatan Jungle. In this video, she explains some of what she’s learned about the Mayan people from personal experience.
Tales from the Yucatan Jungle Video describes the true story of Tales from the Yucatan Jungle: Life in a Mayan Village. It’s a book that brings two worlds together and shares glimpses into a sacred, rich Mayan way of life.
Author Kristine Ellingson has been married now for over 20 years to a Mayan man. At the same time, she’s been living with him in a Mayan village. She shares her real life stories of love, pain, loss, and learning. Through her experiences, she discovers that taking a leap of faith can lead to a fuller and more adventurous life.
Tales from the Yucatan Jungle book trailer shows the highlights from Kristine Ellingson’s book. It’s a story about her experiences when she leaves everything to live in a Mayan village. The book trailer, below, shows Ellingson’s transformation from a high-end jewelry designer in the U.S. to the wife of a Mayan man in Yucatan. She leaves everything for love.
I wish I was in Yucatan. It’s this time of year, when the wind whips cold and the snow blankets the earth that my mind and heart turn to Yucatan.
This is the time of year to head out of cold country and head to Yucatan. I yearn for those turquoise waters of the Riviera Maya, the heat of the Mayan ruins such as Chichen Itza, and the warm and friendly Mayan people.
Jumping Leaves, a GUEST BLOG from Kristine Ellingson, author, Tales from the Yucatan Jungle: Life in a Mayan Village:
To Travel, To Move:
We fly. We taxi. We bus. We drive. We bike. We hike. We sail. We kayak. We canoe. We cruise. We hitch. We off-road. We take a “tuk-tuk.” We journey. We move.
We sit back and feel motion. Motion feels good. Motion feels great. Motion centers our mental being. Motion sets out our perspective, the perspective we require to get where we’re going. Motion separates us and draws us closer, simultaneously towards others and towards ourselves. Movement moves us from us and towards Us.
Steve Zikman, from The Power of Travel