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…

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…

Discover Art, History and Culture at the Museums of Queretaro
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Discover Art, History and Culture at the Museums of Queretaro

  The historical area of Queretaro is a UNESCO World Heritage site studded with beautiful architecture and monuments. Queretaro has grown from an agricultural region to the birthplace of the Independence movement, and helped shape Mexico into what it is today. The museums of Quertaro are an easy way to learn about the history and…

Your Car Maintenance and Ownership Questions Answered
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Your Car Maintenance and Ownership Questions Answered

The freedom to explore the country with your own set of wheels is exhilarating, but just like with all things, it does come with a certain amount of responsibility. Car maintenance and ownership in Mexico is not much different than the United States, but there a few adjustments. Gas is not self-serve, registration is not…

Restaurants in Centro Queretaro – Where to Eat for Every Budget
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Restaurants in Centro Queretaro – Where to Eat for Every Budget

One of the biggest unknowns of traveling, is where are you going to eat? You can search through Tripadvisor and other review websites, but are those places marked by tourists or locals? Around Jardin Zenea alone there’s plenty of choices easily within walking distance. You’ll see people in the parks eating ice cream and dancing….

Things You Should Know About Buying Property in Mexico
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Things You Should Know About Buying Property in Mexico

Living overseas, our goal is to not have a mortgage. The less expenses we have as we get older, the better. Buying property in Queretaro seemed like the smart thing to do. We looked at houses for several months, but we couldn’t find anything within our price range with a large enough kitchen and storage….