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Almost Six Decades of Life and Art in Mexico City

Women today may feel that “the system” makes their lives impossible, but after almost six decades of life and art in Mexico City, Helen...
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 An Expert Guide to the Culture of San Miguel de Allende

After decades of success with his own company in North Carolina, Joseph Toone moved to Mexico and became an expert guide to the culture...
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Can You Really Live on Less Money in Mexico?  

Readers ask: “Can you really live on less money in Mexico.” We answer: “It depends.” It depends primarily upon where you are from, where...
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Expats Are Discovering San Cristóbal de las Casas  

Expats are discovering San Cristóbal de las Casas, the beautiful colonial city set high in the mountains of southern Chiapas, Mexico’s most southern state....
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The Expat Handcraft Expert of Mexico City

Growing up in the New York City metropolitan area, Leigh Thelmadatter always loved the excitement of big city living, especially the cultural attractions the...
Healthcare in Mexico at San Javier Hospital in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

A Lifetime of Healthcare in Mexico

Moving to Mexico has become both a dream and a reality for many Americans, Canadians and people from other countries; and not all are...
Tepozteco Mountain Morelos, Mexico

Living the Bohemian Lifestyle in Tepoztlán

Expat communities seem to start in places where people can satisfy their bohemian urges. Over the years, many expats have been living the bohemian...
Cathy Rice and Jerry Foote in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico part of the Baby Boomers retire in Mexico movement

New Book Confirms Baby Boomer Move to Mexico

Last year, our Expats In Mexico Survey 2019 key finding was the Baby Boomer move to Mexico. Nearly 30 percent of Boomers said retirement...
Volcán de Colima in Colima, Mexico

Living in the Shadow of Volcán de Colima

Who would live just 12 miles from one of the most active volcanoes in Mexico? Her name is Lucie Canuel, a tourism entrepreneur from...
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Recent Expat Blog Posts

What You Need to Know About Escrow in Mexico

Escrow as we know it in the U.S, and Canada is not required in Mexico. The choice to use escrow is negotiated between buyer...

El Centro Is the Heart of San Miguel de Allende  

Always at the top of the list of places to visit in Mexico and the world, San Miguel is indeed a very special place....

Can Expats Own Beachfront Property in Mexico?  

Can expats own beachfront property in Mexico? No, but they can purchase a fideicomiso trust, which can be renewed every 50 years.A client who...

The San Miguel de Allende Real Estate Market  

The San Miguel de Allende real estate market came to a grinding halt on January 1, 2019, almost as if brakes were applied. The...

Oaxaca Ranks as the Best City in the World  

Mexico scores an embarrassment of riches in this year’s “Top 25 Cities in the World” list chosen by the readers of the upscale travel...

The Summer Rainy Season at Lake Chapala  

I grew up in Northwest Missouri where summer meant hot and humid weather. July and August were the "Dog Days" of summer, and when...

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