Calculating budget

Expats in Mexico Are Living Well on Less

As a follow-up to our cost-of-living article in July, we asked our readers last month to tell us how much you budget each month...
Pool and beach at Playa Esmeralda Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Terms to Know If You Are Buying Real Estate in Mexico

The process of buying a home south of the border is a bit different. So, to prepare you for the process, here’s a primer...
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How to Navigate Everyday Life in Mexico

Have you thought about how to navigate everyday life in Mexico? Chances are, you’re in for a bigger adventure than you bargained for. While...
Mexico's "green gold" avocados

Great Mexican Dishes to Make at Home During the Pandemic

COVID-19 has changed our lives and certainly mine as a restaurant reviewer. Since the virus came to Mexico six months ago, I haven’t been...
The caged birds of Mexico

Why Does the Caged Bird Sing?

When my kids were little I sat through all of the Tim Burton children’s movies featuring skeleton women in long dresses carrying birds in...
Streets of colonial town

Things Are Looking Up in Oaxaca  

Things are looking up in Oaxaca.  I had only been back in Puerto Escondido for about 48 hours after my recent trip to the...
Maya Aluxin Dolls Amealco, Querétaro

The Self-Proclaimed Doll Capital of Mexico

I first found these Maya “Smurf” dolls at the Doll Museum in Amealco, Querétaro, the self-proclaimed doll capital of Mexico. I was there way...
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8 Books by Expats in Mexico You Must Read  

Expats have been drawn to Mexico for decades for a variety of reasons, and now over 1.3 million are currently living full- or part-time...
Hacienda Swimming Pool in San Miguel de Allende

Country Life in San Miguel de Allende  

I’m in the real estate business, so when expats ask me for property in San Miguel, the most common request is for something within...
Mexican folkloric ballet in Puerto Vallarta

Four Years Ago Today We Launched Expats In Mexico

My how time flies. It’s been 210 years since Father Hidalgo, a Catholic priest in the tiny town of Dolores, Guanajuato, inspired the people...