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Overlooking Mazatlan, Mexico

Why I Love Living in Mazatlán

Someone asked me the other day why I love living in Mazatlán.  It has been 15 years since I moved to Mexico, and 12...
Terrace view from home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Furnishing Your New Home in Mexico  

So, you found a place to live in Mexico. Congratulations! That is truly most of the battle, given the lack of centralized rental listings...
La Maltaraña estate at Lake Chapala, Mexico

Lake Chapala’s Hacienda La Maltaraña  

Some time ago, John Keeling, the head of the Lake Chapala Birding Club, mentioned to me that his hobby had brought him to the...
Wood carving from Oaxaca, Mexico

The World Class Handcrafts of Oaxaca

Entire books can and have been written on the world class handcrafts of Oaxaca. So, the best we can do in this article is...
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Her Life and Family Now Belong to Mazatlán

Lindsay Goodman was just 18 when her parents decided to move to Mexico, shedding the cold of their home in Denver, Colorado for the...
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Mexico Is the #2 Best Place in the World for Expats  

InterNations, the largest global community for expats, today released its Expat Insider 2021 Survey showing Mexico is the #2 best place in the world...
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You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It in Cabo San Lucas

This is the story of an Oregon couple who found that you can have your cake and eat it in Cabo San Lucas.Joe and...
Earl French and John McWilliams in Ajijic | Expats in Mexico

Maximizing Your Expat Retirement Income in Mexico

Maximizing your expat retirement income in Mexico is a must for those living here on a limited budget and important to most everyone. Although...
Handcrafts from Michoacán, Mexico

The Amazing Handcrafts of Michoacán

With about 8,000 artisans keeping over 30 crafts traditions alive, the amazing handcrafts of Michoacán have every bit of the charm and cultural importance...
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Recent Expat Blog Posts

Traveling During the Time of COVID-19  

Felice and I just returned from a short trip to California to see family, just a few steps ahead of the latest COVID-19 outbreaks...

What Makes a Mexican Town a Pueblo Magico?  

In the autumn of 2020, the Mexican government designated our village of Ajijic as a Pueblo Magico, or Magic Town. Ajijic and Lake Chapala...

Frequently Asked Questions About Renting in Mexico

About 60 percent of expats who live in Mexico rent their homes and many of you own properties that you rent out. I receive...

Condo Living in Los Cabos

I’ve received a lot of calls this year regarding condo living in Los Cabos. This blog is the first in a three-part series that...

Buying Pre-Construction Real Estate in Mexico  

If you are considering buying pre-construction real estate in Mexico, it is most important that you interview and select a professional, experienced agent who...

More “Mexicanisms” That All Expats Should Know

We had such a great response from you on our last blog that we decided to do more “Mexicanisms” that all expats should know,...