After Living in Mexico, do we Miss the United States?

After living in Mexico for 15 months, we finally made a trip back to our old stomping grounds in Phoenix, Arizona. Seeing our family, friends, and lots of familiar elements made us wonder, “Do we miss the United States?” There’s a lot we love about Mexico but traveling to Phoenix made us realize what we … Read More

What Two Americans LOVE and HATE about Mexico

Mexico quickly won our hearts as we traveled across the country to dozens of cities and states. After 15 months of living in Mexico, there are just some things we have a love/hate relationship with. These are some of the things we love and hate about Mexico. Watch the full video on YouTube here. 9 … Read More

Our BIGGEST FEARS about Mexico (Before & After Living Here 15 Months)

In January 2018, my boyfriend and I decided to leave our lives in the US to travel through Mexico. Based on everything we’d seen on the news, we had certain fears about Mexico. Now that we’ve been living in the country for 15 months, what scares us now is totally different. If you’d like to … Read More

RUSHED to the Emergency Room in MEXICO

We knew something was wrong, so we rushed to the emergency room in Mexico. Four hospital visits and dozen of tests later, this is our story. We talk about what the healthcare was like, the facilities, the language, the experience, the costs for tests, consults, specialists, medications, and all of that. If you want to … Read More

The MOST BEAUTIFUL place in MEXICO (Bacalar Lagoon)

We have visited dozens of cities across Mexico and none of them compared to the beauty of Bacalar and its Lagoon. This town in Quintana Roo, Mexico is nothing short of jaw-dropping. The crystal clear waters of the lagoon leave you speechless. In a few short days, Bacalar quickly became our new happy place. If … Read More

What Happened to TULUM, MEXICO??

Tulum is a “Pueblo Mágico” or “Magic Town” in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It’s quickly become a popular vacation spot for Instagram models/influencers to visit due to the picturesque nature of the town. Unfortunately, a lot has changed about Tulum, Mexico—and not for the best. If you want to skip ahead, you can watch … Read More

REVERSE CULTURE SHOCK | Returning to the USA after living in MEXICO

After spending a year living in Mexico, we returned to the United States and, to our surprise, experience reverse culture shock. We couldn’t believe how many aspects of our familiar US culture seemed so unusual to us now. If you’d like to watch the full video, see it on YouTube here. Americans Return to the … Read More

11 SHOCKS about Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara is one of the biggest and most advanced cities in Mexico. Despite traveling to many other cities in the country prior to our visit, we experienced some totally unexpected shocks about Guadalajara, Mexico! If you’d like to skip ahead to the video, watch it on YouTube here. Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico) Before visiting Guadalajara, Jordan and … Read More

The DARK SIDE of Ajijic, Mexico

Expats are swarming to live in the Lake Chapala town of Ajijic. This charming Mexican city on the north shore of Lake Chapala seems to attract travelers and retirees from all over the world. But there is a dark side of Ajijic that no one is talking about. You can skip to the full video … Read More

Stuff NO ONE Warned Us About in MEXICO

Before we started traveling in Mexico, we did lots of research to find out what we were in for. We wanted to know: Is Mexico safe? What Mexico warnings are there? Despite our best preparation efforts, there are still things NO ONE seems to warn people about. If you’d like to skip ahead and watch … Read More

SCAMMED in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Before coming to the Riviera Maya, we had traveled all over Mexico. So we had a pretty good idea of what “normal” Mexican culture and prices were like. That’s partly why we were so shocked at how many times we were scammed in Cancun and Playa del Carmen. If you’d like to skip ahead to … Read More

How To Travel Like a Minimalist – 15 Travel Essentials

In January of 2018, my boyfriend and I sold everything except what would fit in our tiny, tangerine Prius C. Whether we realized it or not, we became minimalist travelers. After a year on the road in Mexico, these are our tips for how to travel like a minimalist. If you want to skip ahead … Read More