I've checked out an astonishing number of travel books from the local library in the last few weeks as Will and I went back and forth, back and forth, trying to choose a vacation destination that suited us and fit neatly within our time constraints.
We started with well-known destinations--Jamaica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico City, Costa Rica--but finally settled on a relatively unknown spot: Mérida. It's the cultural hub of the Yucatán Peninsula, a city with art museums, ballet folklorico, and sites of historical interest, plus we can take day trips to see the archaeological remains at Chichen Itzá and Uxmal.
We may also spend a couple of days back on the beaten path in Cancún for some umbrella-ed cocktails and late night dancing, although that is still to be decided.
Has anybody been to Mérida? Cancún? Any advice?