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

Our FAVORITE Beach Town in Mexico!

After over a year of living in Mexico, Jordan and I realized we hadn’t spent much time at the beach at all! That was part of our inspiration for traveling to our new favorite beach town in Mexico, the quaint fishing village of Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo. If you want to skip ahead and watch the … Read More

Is Mexico BETTER than the United States?

If you’re like most people in the US, all you hear about Mexico is that it’s filled with drugs and violence. After living in Mexico for over a year, we can safely say that’s not the case. Is Mexico better than the United States? As shocking as it may seem, we now prefer Mexico over … Read More

Our 15 BIGGEST REGRETS about Moving to Mexico

January 2018, my boyfriend and I sold everything to travel the world, starting with Mexico. All we kept was what could fit in our tangerine Prius C. We’ve been living in Mexico (and loving it!) ever since, but we do have 15 regrets about moving to Mexico. If you’d like to skip ahead and watch … Read More

The DARK SIDE of Being a YouTuber

From the outside looking in, being a YouTuber might seem like a total dream job. What most people don’t realize is that there is a dark side of being a YouTuber. Having a YouTube channel comes with its perks, but that’s not the whole story. If you want to skip to the video, watch it … Read More

How Much Does Rent Cost in Mexico?

We got a studio apartment in the Mexican beach town, Puerto Morelos. It’s located halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. How much does rent cost in Mexico? In this video, we’re sharing all the details. If you want to skip ahead to the video, watch it on YouTube here. Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo My … Read More

9 BEST WAYS to Make Money While Traveling

If you want to live a digital nomad life and make money while traveling, these are 9 ways to earn money online. After extensive research, we determined these to be the most lucrative and flexible options for anyone looking for a remote job. If you’d like to skip reading this blog post, you can watch … Read More