Welcome to Epicurean Expats!
A Little About Us
We are not 20-somethings trying to hit 30 countries before we are 30, and we are not retirees with a fixed income and time on our hands. We are a working couple who found a way to live our dream in other countries before retirement age.
Is it sometimes a struggle? Yes.
Has it been worth it? Most definitely yes.
We met 14 years ago over wine…Tom owned a wine shop, and Tiffany was a wine rep. She walked in, and that was it! We lived the American Dream for a while… 70-hour work weeks, limited vacation time, and heaps of debt. Tiffany had worked in the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas before the big Recession hit, so she knew there was more to life than this constant grind. We both wanted more out of life than waiting for a paycheck and limited vacation time.
About Tiffany and Tom
A former animal trainer, Tiffany spent 13 years in the animal training field, 10 years in the conference industry, and 7 years in wine marketing. Her passion for wildlife leads us to more adventurous locations.
Tom has worked in every position in the wine industry from sales manager to retail owner and is a marketing genius. His passion for food has determined many of our travels.
There are two different sides to our story, but they completely intertwine. One is our love of travel. The second is living in another country. You can’t live in another country without loving to travel!
We love to travel, and plan our travels not just around attractions and food, but also as exploratory trips to see “Could we live here”? So far our top three are Mexico, Spain, and Italy, but that could all change on the next trip. We’ve researched these three countries extensively, but Croatia and Sweden are also rounding out the top five. What we are really excited about on our travels is meeting people who made the leap to live in another country and hearing about their challenges and country quirks they have had to adapt to.
Lots of people dream of living overseas, but how do you make that dream come true? Every blog, article, and interview talks about how “wonderful” life is, but how did they get there? What steps did they have to go through? What obstacles did they encounter? We all love hearing about the “happily ever after”, but there’s more to the story than rainbows and butterflies. And that’s what we share with you. The good, the bad, and a few surprises along the way.
Guest Posts and Collaborations
www.thisismyhappiness.com What’s It Like To Live In Queretaro, Mexico?
www.packyourbags.org Expat Story Collection: The Realities of Living Abroad
www.dreamsabroad.org Savor These Unique Wines from Around the World
www.chefdenise.com: Mexican Food Guide: Top 10 Must Try Dishes
InternationalLiving.com: 10 Things to do in Queretaro, Mexico
InternationalLiving.com: The Central Mexico Wine Region You Didin’t Know About
CarpeTravel.com: Discover the Mexican Wine Country
CarpeTravel.com: Get to Know the Wines of Mexico
CarpeTravel: The Central Mexico Wine Region
DINE and DESTINATIONS: Wine Renaissance of San Miguel de Allende
Articles About Us
Mexico News Daily: Expat couple’s Querétaro wine country tours give visitors time to explore
El Restaurante: Wine Shines in Queretaro (request PDF Download)
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