About Me

Mexico is always a good idea!

Hi, I’m Shelley — and this is my site. It’s all about Mexico travel, solo travel, and solo Mexico travel!

Here’s my story: I’m a former Miami travel magazine editor who ditched the office for the world.

After traveling alone to half the states in the country, I decided to become a full time expat in Mexico; ultimately settling down in Mérida, Yucatan in 2019.

What you’ll get from me is the perspective of a solo female traveler who lives in Mexico. If you’ve been dreaming of Mexico travel and solo travel in Mexico, you’re in the right place!

My passion is helping women like you cross solo travel and Mexico travel off your bucket list

That whole I’m a former Miami travel magazine editor who ditched the office for the world — that’s the short, sweet and neat version. The real version’s a little more imperfect, a lot more scary, and actually, I became a solo traveler on accident when my travel buddy decided to return home 😳 and I stayed in Mexico.

Like most unplanned things, this Mexico solo travel adventure empowered me in ways I could never have imagined! In fact, I realized traveling solo is much easier than with a travel buddy. Who knew!? I explored Mexico for about a year straight, going all over Central Mexico, Southern Mexico and the Pacific Coast, at my own pace, and my own terms.

If we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots instead of feet.

Rachel Wolchin

Through my two sites, this one and Travel To Merida, and my Dream To Destination podcast, I dispel solo travel myths and Mexico travel misinformation, to provide travelers with accurate info — from someone who actually lives in Mexico and travels solo in Mexico often.

In short, I help women like you cross solo travel and Mexico travel off your bucket list. If you’ve been dreaming of Mexico travel and solo travel in Mexico, you’re in the right place!

I’ve been featured on these prominent sites

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…and these travel podcasts