Yucatán Expat Life was started in late 2011 as a web portal with occasional news tips, recipes and advice. We’ve evolved a little, but one thing never changed: our commitment to share our love and appreciation of Yucatán.
Since our quiet launch, we’ve had time to clear our throats and find our voice. Trial and error is an awesome process. Somewhere along the way we added “Life” to our name, emphasizing what we found out about our readers. You want to read stories that are meaningful to you everyday lives, add context to things you may have observed, spell out social and economic trends, and help you make plans and decisions.
YEL has grown into a well-received source of news and information serving the English-speaking readers interested in this part of Mexico.
YEL is owned by Roof Cat Media S. de R.L., and run by a staff of three: The editor, Lee Steele; the advertising director, Melissa Adler; and audience development director Paul Arroyo, all lovers of all things Yucatecan.
We conduct interviews with interesting people, interpret news stories from other media sources and add context, and maintain a calendar of events. We offer advertisers a variety of media services, to help fund this project. Mainly, we endeavor to offer information that is relevant, illuminating … or at least worth two minutes of your time.