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Expat Blogs – Expats in Mexico

No one knows more about living in Mexico than our bloggers and we have some of the very best. Every week our Expats in Mexico blogs provide you with the latest news and views on a wide variety of topics, from homes in Mexico to legal matters to Mexico lifestyles. Stay on top of life in Mexico with our Expats in Mexico bloggers.

Robert Nelson Co-Owner Expats In Mexico
Robert Nelson

Mi Vista

Founder and co-owner of Expats In Mexico, Robert Nelson’s blog covers a wide variety of topics of interest to expats living in Mexico and aspiring expats who are planning a move to the country. Email: info@expatsinmexico.com


Harriet Murray Blogs for Expats In Mexico
Harriet Murray


Harriet Murray’s blog provides expert advice on buying and selling homes in Mexico. Harriet has owned Cochran Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta since 1997. She is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), President of AMPI Vallarta and a member of the International Real Estate Federation. Email: harriet@casasandvillas.com


Maria and Fernando Garibay Bloggers at Expats In Mexico
Maria and Fernando Garibay

Taking Root in Mexico

Taking Root in Mexico by Maria and Fernando Garibay is their take on Mexico’s very rich culture. Both have been expats – Maria in London and Fernando in Vancouver – and have a very unique perspective on intercultural experiences and how to integrate into a new culture. The couple lives in Puerto Vallarta and helps local expats learn Spanish. Email: spanishpv@gmail.com


John Harvey Williams
John Harvey Williams

John’s Oaxaca

John Harvey Williams has lived and worked in Mexico since 1984 and has owned and operated four real estate brokerages, one boutique hotel in Mexico City, a large insurance brokerage and an import/export business. He is a co-owner of Real Estate Oaxaca in Oaxaca City. John can be reached at reohm2015@gmail.com.


David Huff in Ajijic, Mexico
David Huff

The Good Life at Lake Chapala

David has lived in Ajijic along the northern shore of Lake Chapala since 2007 with his wife Catherine. From St. Joseph, Missouri, he held both government and private sector jobs before retiring in Mexico. David is an active volunteer with the Lake Chapala Society, Lakeside Little Theatre and with both the Spanish and English congregations of San Andres Church. He and his wife enjoy traveling and have visited 25 of Mexico’s 32 states.


Cindy Dahl Cabo San Lucas
Cindy Dahl


Cindy Dahl made a seamless transition from her high-end IT company in Colorado to real estate in Los Cabos. She is an expert on all things Cabo and blogs not only on real estate, but what it is like to live at the southern tip of Baja. She and her husband have lived in Cabo San Lucas since 2014. She can be reached at www.CaboThe2Cindys.com or c.dahl@snellrealestate.com.


Joseph Toone of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Joseph Toone

Saints, Sinners and Virgins

Joseph Toone is San Miguel de Allende’s expert on the indigenous and Spanish roots to our modern traditions. Toone is Amazon’s bestselling author of the San Miguel de Allende’s Secrets book series and TripAdvisor’s top tour guide. He is also the creator of the Maria Dolls coloring book helping indigenous doll makers. HIs Amazon page is: Joseph Toone Amazon.





Victoria Ryan
Victoria Ryan

Pátzcuaro Past and Present

Victoria is an artist and the owner of Hotel Casa Encantada in Pátzcuaro, high in the colonial mountains of Michoacán. She is also the proprietor of Casa Azul and Casitas Pátzcuaro.



Ben PItre in San Miguel de Allende Mexico
Ben Pitre

Life Between the Fat Mermaid and Skinny Coyote

Ben Pitre has worked in real estate for decades as a builder, renovator, sub-divider and syndicator in the U.S. and San Miguel de Allende. He has also been a long-term residential and industrial landlord. He is almost certainly the only real estate agent in San Miguel who has both demonstrated Japanese flower arrangements for the San Miguel Garden Club and fought in public boxing exhibitions (4-0). Ben is an agent with Realty San Miguel and can be reached at


Sarah DeVries Veracruz, Mexico
Sarah DeVries

La Sirena Tejana

Sarah DeVries is a freelance writer, teacher and Spanish-English translator based in Xalapa, Veracruz, where she lives with her family and an assortment of insects that regularly make it into her home. When not writing or teaching, her time is spent drinking much more than the recommended amount of coffee and painting murals of debatable quality. Sarah can be reached at devries.sarah@gmail.com.


Terry Baumgart
Terry Baumgart

Dancing Through Life in Michoacán

Terry is a native Californian who has lived in Mexico twice, first as a young single woman and currently as a retiree, with her husband Jim. They reside in Zirahuén, Michoacán, not far from Lake Patzcuaro. She works closely with local artists and dances in the local ballet Folklorico group for senior women among a myriad of other activities.


John Scherber in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
John Scherber

Driving on the Edge

John Scherber moved to San Miguel de Allende in 2007. He is the author of 42 books, mostly about or set in Mexico. They include 28 mysteries in a series called Murder in Mexico, as well as four nonfiction books on the expat experience. He can be reached at j.scherber@yahoo.com, or through his website at www.sanmiguelallendebooks.com.


Alfonso Roman
Alfonso Roman

Make It Legal

Alfonso Roman has been practicing law in Mexico for over 13 years. He is a partner with GLZ Abogados, which has offices in the Riviera Maya, Mexico City and Querétaro.



Leigh Thelmadatter at Expats In Mexico
Leigh Thelmadatter

Creative Hands of Mexico

Leigh Thelmadatter has lived in central Mexico for 17 years. Initially, she came to teach English, but fell in love with the land and the culture, so she did what any good writer does… document. With her photographer-husband Alejandro Linares Garcia, she has traveled extensively in the country, with the purpose of putting information not before available online or in English. Her work has culminated so far in the blog Creative Hands of Mexico and her first book, Mexican Cartonería: Paper, Paste and Fiesta (Schiffer 2019). She also is a cultural correspondent for Mexico News Daily and does freelance writing.


Maria O'Connor Expats In Mexico Blogger
Maria O’Connor

These Three Walls

After living in Puerto Vallarta for nearly three decades, Maria O’Connor knows a thing or two about Mexico lifestyles. Her blog is all about Mexican culture, things to do and see and much, much more. Maria is an attorney who provides legal counsel to the PV real estate industry. Email: maria@tropicasa.com


Kristin Bloomquist Los Cabos, Mexico
Kristin Bloomquist


Los Cabos lifestyle blogger Kristin Bloomquist is an agent with Engel & Völkers Snell, a leading real estate firm in Los Cabos and a member of the local chapter of AMPI. After a 30-year career in advertising with leading agencies in the U.S., she and her husband Bill and dog Cabo live in Cabo San Lucas. Email: kristinbloomquistcaborealestate.com


Author and Expats In Mexico Blogger Agustin Juarez
Agustin Juarez

The Fantastic Food of Mexico

Agustin is a published novelist in both English and Spanish. Born in the U.S. but raised in Mexico until a teen, the writer attended Stanford University earning two degrees, the latter a Master’s in Cultural and Social Anthropology, where he first delved into Food Anthropology due to his passion for cooking and tasting food from around the world. He lives in Mexico, searching for the unusual, the innovative and the tastiest meals there, and reporting those spots for all to visit.


Judy King at Lake Chapala, Mexico
Judy King

Living at Lake Chapala

Judy King has been answering questions and helping newcomers adjust to Living at Lake Chapala for nearly 30 years. After 12-year shifts as a real estate broker and later publisher of an online magazine, she eased into retirement editing a print magazine, serving as a reporter/columnist for the Guadalajara Reporter and releasing her book, “Living at Lake Chapala.”


Keith Paulson-Thorp Mérida, Mexico
Keith Paulson-Thorp

Mérida and Me

Lifestyle blogger Keith Paulson-Thorp is a retired professor and church musician who lives in beautiful Mérida. He plays with local chamber music groups and with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatán. “Dr. Keith” taught at Valparaiso University, the University of Louisiana, and the University of Miami’s Osher Lifelong-Learning Center. He also was music director at large churches in Houston, Palm Beach and at the famous Old Mission Santa Barbara in California. Email: KikiPT@aol.com


Mitch Keenan
Mitch Keenan

Miguel’s Mexico

Mitch Keenan is a long-time real estate professional in Mérida who knows the Yucatán market better than almost anyone in the area. He is well-known as a pioneer in marketing real estate online in Mexico and has operated Mexico International Real Estate for over two decades. Mitch began his career in real estate in 1988 in the U.S. You can reach him at miguelsmexico@gmail.com


Michael Kavanaugh Ajijic, Mexico
Michael Kavanaugh

Orilla del Lago

Michael owns and operates Continental Realty in Ajijic. He is from Michigan but spent his high school years in Los Angeles before serving in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War. He holds a Ph.D. in Administration and Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama and operated a very successful interior fabrics store and decorating business in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for 25 years. Michael and his family moved to Ajijic in 2007 and has been a real estate broker since 2010. He can be reached at info@continentalajijic.com.


Debbie Vorachen
Debbie Vorachen

Fitting Into Mexico

Debbie Vorachen is a cross-cultural coach and anthropologist who moved to Mexico several years ago from the Netherlands to start a business advising and coaching people who want to live and work in Mexico. She also teaches Spanish and has a passion for people, cultures and travel. You can reach her at ahoritaya@outlook.com and read more from Debbie at Ahoritaya.com.


Monica Rix Paxson, author in Cuernavaca, Mexico
Monica Rix Paxson

Medical Care in Mexico & More

Monica Rix Paxson is a science and medical researcher and the author of the 4th edition of The English Speaker’s Guide to Medical Care in Mexico. She has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning and the BBC. Her book is available in print, ebook and pdf formats at Medical Care in Mexico.


Sam Martin outside of Mexico City, Mexico
Sam Martin

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pears is about all aspects of life in Mexico City through the eyes of Londoner Sam Martin. Sam teaches business English in a number of national and international firms, which provides him with insights into Mexican corporate culture and Mexican attitudes toward business, politics and society


Rocio Carvajal
Rocio Carvajal

With Salsa Por Favor!

Rocio Carvajal is a U.K.-based food researcher, cook, author and editor of the online magazine Sabor!



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Spencer McMullen, Guadalajara attorney
Spencer McMullen

Legal Adventures in Mexico

Spencer McMullen is an attorney with offices in Guadalajara and Chapala.

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