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 another country 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 awhile… 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 and 10 years in the conference industry, and 5 years in wine marketing. Her passion for wildlife leads us to more adventurous locations.
Tom has worked 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.
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.
4-Year Anniversary Living in Mexico
January 2022 marks our 4th anniversary living in Mexico. We’ve ridden the roller coaster of adventure, immigration, and newness through COVID lockdowns, loss of income sources and creation of a new tour company Heart of Mexico Wine Tours. Together we’ve accomplished more than we expected, and now share our knowledge and experience with you, our readers, so that you can make the right decisions for your family. More than anything, we want you to see that anything is possible if you have the desire to do it.
There will still be travel, hotels and foodie envy within Epicurean Expats. We want to become your eyes and taste buds on the ground. Our focus will mainly be in Central Mexico, specifically the states of Queretaro and Guanajuato, but we’ll also be sharing trips from other parts of Mexico.
And don’t worry. Our trips around the world have not stopped. Since moving to Mexico we’ve been to Peru, Spain, Malta and Italy (posts coming soon!). But there’s still plenty to discover right here. We aren’t just looking at Mexico like a tourist, but more and more as a local. We feel this will help us better serve you on your travels with observing the “real life” of unique destinations.
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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
CarpeTravel.com: Valle De Guadalupe Guide: Where To Sip, Stay, Eat, And Things To Do Beyond The Vines
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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Joe and I can’t thank you enough for showing us such a great time in Queretero!!!
From the moment we spoke on the phone to finally meeting in person we knew we were kindred spirits!
We appreciate all of your candidness regarding your new life in Mexico, and thank you for sharing it with us!!!
We look forward to being neighbors but most of all friends!!
Soon we will open a bottle of champagne to celebrate!!
We have been to the highlands of Mexico many times, but this upcoming year would like to explore Queretaro. Is there a local online newsletter where folks post house sits? We did a housesit earlier this year for 2 1\2 weeks in Patzcuaro and loved it. Or alternatively, are there short term stay situations other than air bnb?
Gracias por su ayuda
Hi Carole! Yes, there is a housesit website specifically for Mexico called HouseSitMexico. I have seen Queretaro listed twice since I joined this year, but hopefully more will be listed during the dates you need. Ajijic by Lake Chapala seems to be very popular for housesits.
Great site guys!
Great site! We live in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán and will be escaping to Queretero for 10 days next week. We are wondering if there are “aguas thermals” in the areas surrounding the city and if you have a recommendation of a place to stay in order to visit the missions? All set in Centro.
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