Licor 43 Cheesecake with Mexican Chocolate Ganache
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Licor 43 Cheesecake with Mexican Chocolate Ganache

It’s always fun to see what Tom is making in the kitchen, especially when its desserts. He really isn’t into sweets so its always a special treat to have some sort of sweet dessert in the house. He’s been wanting to make a chocolate covered cheesecake for a few weeks, but not just any old…

What American Foods Are Hard To Find In Mexico?
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What American Foods Are Hard To Find In Mexico?

  People have plenty of questions before they move to a new country which is completely understandable. You want to know if there are good doctors, schools, easy transportation and good neighborhoods. I’m part of a few expat groups on Facebook, and they are a great resource for questions you may have. But it’s not…

The Best Travel Books on Expat Life
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The Best Travel Books on Expat Life

We don’t regret moving to a new country, but our expat life wasn’t rainbows and butterflies every day. We struggled with the language, setting up internet and cable, getting lost with Google maps and even writing a claim for a car accident. Most of the stories you hear from expats are all the wonderful “better…

So You Want to Be An Expat? How to Choose the Best Country for Your Lifestyle
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So You Want to Be An Expat? How to Choose the Best Country for Your Lifestyle

Have you ever dreamed of living in a villa overlooking the Mediterranean? Or an off-the-grid ecolodge in the jungles of Costa Rica?  Strolling through the vineyards of Tuscany? Or maybe a high-rise apartment in Bangkok with the best Asian food just steps away…The perfect country is out there for you, but which one? I’m really…

The Perfect Dessert to Make Together: Pineapple Upside Down Cake
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The Perfect Dessert to Make Together: Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  Some of our most treasured memories started in the kitchen. Some of my fondest memories were making gingersnaps with my mom at Christmastime. Tom remembers spending weekends in the kitchen with his grandmother making bread and gathering pecans and avocados from her fruit trees. Many recipes are easy for one person to make, but…

15 Iconic Mexican Drinks to Bring You the Taste of Mexico
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15 Iconic Mexican Drinks to Bring You the Taste of Mexico

Mexico is a land of many landscapes, cultures and cuisines. Mexican drinks are just as varied, and like regional food, some drinks are more common in certain places than others. Margaritas on the coasts, micheladas in the central region, microbrews are popular everywhere and wine consumption is growing. Other Mexican drinks are mainly for holidays…

The Best Chocolate In Under The Radar Places
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The Best Chocolate In Under The Radar Places

What started out as a travel memoir of the best chocolate from our recent European trip, quickly became a list of delicious chocolate concoctions from our travels around the world over the past decade. First created in the Mesoamerican landscape of Mexico and Central America, the “Drink of the Gods” morphed from a bitter drink…

Pueblo Magico Day Trips From Queretaro
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Pueblo Magico Day Trips From Queretaro

Mexico has one of the most vibrant and fascinating cultures in the world. From ancient civilizations and biodiversity to regional food specialties, a person would need 3 lifetimes to experience it all. The big cities of Mexico City and Guadalajara may be the obvious places to start, but take a detour and discover smaller towns…

Artistic Expressions in San Miguel de Allende
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Artistic Expressions in San Miguel de Allende

For over 70 years, San Miguel de Allende has well been known as an artisan community and expat haven. Travel & Leisure has named it the Best City in the World in 2017 and 2018 and we can see why. Cobblestone streets, multi-colored buildings, a culinary scene that ranges from street food to fine dining,…

Why We Love Mexico City and Visit Again and Again
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Why We Love Mexico City and Visit Again and Again

Mexico City is one of the most dynamic cities in the world with its collection of neighborhoods, world class cuisine and an endless list of attractions for the young and old. As a major airline hub for the Americas, its easy and affordable to fly in for a long weekend or extended vacation. Stroll in…

New Year’s Eve Celebration with Mexican Hospitality
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New Year’s Eve Celebration with Mexican Hospitality

Many of you probably had big plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Maybe it was a beach barbeque in Australia, skiing in Switzerland or one that we’ve talked about doing; celebrating in the Puerto del Sol of Madrid eating our 12 grapes at midnight. We, on the other hand, did not have any plans for…