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Tamara Jacobi, Near Puerto Vallarta

Published Monday June 15, 2020 (14:50:54)
Who are you?

I’m Tamara Jacobi, founder of the Tailwind Jungle Lodge on the Mexican Pacific.    more ...


Tiffany And Tom Pence, Queretaro

Published Monday March 02, 2020 (16:29:27)
We are Tiffany and Tom, and two years ago we moved to Queretaro, Mexico. We wanted a lower cost of living and better quality of life than 70-hour work weeks.    more ...


Tina Ernspiker, Uruapan

Published Monday July 02, 2018 (17:56:11)
The Ernspikers
Who are you?

Many things! Haha! An American expat living in Mexico for almost five years, a wife of 20 years to a wonderful man, a mom to four great kids, ages 5 to 14, a photographer specializing in Mexico's beauty, color, and diversity, and a writer who details our life here in Mexico.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico in October 2013.    more ...


Katie O'Grady, Nayarit

Published Wednesday June 14, 2017 (15:07:07)
Katie O'Grady
Who are you?

Katie O'Grady

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

1. November 30, 2012 on my 44th Birthday to San Pancho, Nayarit Mexico from San Diego, CA    more ...


Rebecca Lammons, Puebla

Published Friday June 09, 2017 (12:26:06)
Rebecca Lammons
Who are you?

I'm a Texan who loves teaching, reading, doing exercise, and hanging out with my dogs. In the photo, I'm the one in yellow.    more ...


Susan Mahalick, La Mision (Baja)

Published Friday May 31, 2013 (00:40:51)
Susan Mahalick
Who are you?

Originally from New Jersey on the eastern seaboard of the United States I moved around to each region of the country in my youth. I have a degree in Geography from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Currently I live in Baja in a little village called La Mision about 40 miles from the border and have been here for over ten years. I write about Baja for the Baja Times newspaper and have a book on Amazon about practical experience living here called My Gold Coast-----Baja.    more ...


Phil Charter, Oaxaca

Published Monday May 13, 2013 (01:53:32)
Phil Charter
Who are you?

A 28 year old English teacher from Portsmouth, England.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

In 2011, I quit my job in advertising to travel. I completed a CELTA course and travelled to Buenos Aires to teach. I moved to mexico in August 2012.

What challenges did you face during the move?

I only speak Spanish at an intermediate level, so completing paperwork and doing appointment with banks, government offices and immigration was a challenge.    more ...


Craig Bradshaw, Cancun

Published Wednesday November 30, 2011 (01:35:39)
Craig Bradshaw
My name is Craig Bradshaw. In an effort to cut back expenses, the company I work for offered to allow us to work from home, so I decided to take full advantage and relocate from San Diego, California to Cancun, Mexico. We have lived here once before and really enjoyed it. The main reason we chose Cancun was for the beaches, schools for our kids and the opportunity to have bilingual children.

What challenges did you face during the move?

Since this was our second time on this rodeo, it was a pretty basic move. In the past we had gone through the trouble of actually moving all of our house hold goods here. It was expensive and frankly not worth it. Looking back on that experience we decided to sell everything we owned in the USA and start fresh. We arrived with just suit cases and slowly bought new things here.    more ...


Rachel Hartman, Mexico City

Published Wednesday November 30, 2011 (01:23:50)
Rachel Hartman
My name is Rachel Hartman. I’m originally from the Midwest, but have lived in Mexico for more than a decade. I keep a blog about life here at

I first came to Mexico to teach English in Mexico City. I loved interacting with my students, traveling around the country, and absorbing myself in the Mexican culture right from the start. I taught English classes for two years.

Finding a place was not difficult – Mexico City has a wide variety of housing options, and I chose to live in an apartment with a roommate.    more ...

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