Cost of Living in Queretaro
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Cost of Living in Queretaro

One of the most asked questions to any expat is “What’s the cost of living?” Mexico is a big country, and the cost of living can vary. Housing in cities with international airports are going to cost more than smaller towns an hour or so away. Meats and produce tend to be cheaper in Mexicothan…

Getting Your Temporary Visa or Permanent Visa in Mexico
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Getting Your Temporary Visa or Permanent Visa in Mexico

**This post has been updated with known 2022 requirements from the Mexican government, but still retains our 4 year experience getting both the temporary and permanent visa.** For the past four years, I have shared our experiences of getting the temporary visa. This past December, we qualified for the permanent visa and are ecstatic that…

11 Things You Need to Do Before Moving to Mexico
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11 Things You Need to Do Before Moving to Mexico

Moving to another country should never be taken lightly. We didn’t move to Mexico on a whim. We carefully considered our options and the process of moving our household items and a dog across the border. Many people have asked us about our move to Mexico. Why did we choose Mexico? Why did we choose…

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…

Research Tips For Pet Travel to a New Country
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Research Tips For Pet Travel to a New Country

  If you think it’s hard planning your own flight to your overseas location, planning your pet travel is even more difficult. As humans, we can deal with wonky flight times; leaving at 5am in the morning, or arriving at an unknown location at 11pm at night, hoping someone will be available at the hotel…

Why Did We Choose Querétaro, Mexico?
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Why Did We Choose Querétaro, Mexico?

Mexico is a kaleidoscope of different landscapes. From the beach towns of the Yucatan, wine regions of Baja, the jungles of Oaxaca and mountain ranges twisting their way through dessert and pine forests, it’s hard to choose the perfect place to live. Mexico has something for everyone, from wildlife lovers to allergy sufferers. Big city…