Rocky Point, Seaside Mexico

Arizona’s Seaside Resort Some states are fortunate enough to have their own coastline – their own sandy beaches.  Would you be shocked if I told you that Arizona has a seaside spot?… deserty/hot/sandy Arizona?… well, sort of.   Actually, just a couple of hours south of Phoenix, the capital of the Arizona, lays the beautiful land called […]

What Not to Miss in Cancun!

What Not to Miss in Cancun!

This blog, by Guest Contributor Deepika Garg, is presented to all who are searching for a great place to take a vacation check out an area for possible retirement, but especially for all of you who have been considering combining medical procedures or dental work with a vacation – “Medical Tourism”. I want to extend […]

Merida, on the Yucatan

Merida, on the Yucatan

My first introduction to Carol Anne and Lance B., came way back in about 2007: Carol Anne & Lance B. wrote: “Hi Barbie, “We purchased a beach house and lot in Telchac Puerto near Merida and Progresso so we are interested in any info on Mexico. “ And, a few correspondences after that: “Hi Barbie, […]

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, located on the eastern mainland (Caribbean side) of the Yucatan, across the water by ferry from the island of Cozumel, is large enough to have everything you need, but small enough to still get around easily. There are lots of Expats who have already paved the way for you. So, whether you […]

Chapala Area

Chapala Area

Today we delve into some helpful information for the people who are still trying to decide what area of Mexico in which to retire. I received this email from a wonderful guy in the Lake Chapala Area. And he is always there for me, to answer special questions received from people who are wondering about […]

Communication, a Video & an Email

Communication, a Video & an Email

Parenthood I don’t think it matters a twit whether Moms and Dads are living in the United States, Mexico, Italy, Shanghai, or at the North Pole…whether you’re retired or not. Once a parent, always a parent; age just doesn’t even enter the picture! For example, our “Baby” is now over 40 years old.  But, he […]

Best Places To Retire

Best Places To Retire

I’ve written nearly 200 articles on the subject of “retirement”… …and they are all available for you here, on my blog, for free. Maybe you want to retire here in the United States and you’re looking for the best (cheapest) place to retire. Or maybe you’re ready to take the plunge and move to an […]

Mazatlan – Not Just For Retired Folks!

Mazatlan – Not Just For Retired Folks!

MAZATLAN Mazatlan is not just for retired folks! For your vacation desires, as far as including Mazatlan in your list of true tourist destinations, Mazatlan can handily lay claim to that title.  But, unlike Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, and Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan is also a true living city first and foremost, with fishing and agriculture playing an important […]

LA PAZ, Mexico

LA PAZ, Mexico

I had a request for info on La Paz, California Baja Sur, so here goes:

Yucatan Pictorial

Yucatan Pictorial

Yucatan Pictures Dick and I recently took a cruise.  You already know about that, because I told you about the tree that was waiting on us when we got back – just 5 days before Christmas. We first went to Progreso, which is basically there because the city of Merida needs a port. Progreso, about 55,000 in […]

Yucatan – Progreso & Cozumel

Yucatan – Progreso & Cozumel

Yucatan Dick and I took a cruise out of New Orleans to visit Progresso/Merida and Cozumel/ San Miguel de Cozumel. It was only a five-day cruise, with two days in ports, so it was quite a fast trip – lots to do – lots of info to secure. There were weeks of preparation ahead of […]

Lake Chapala Healthcare

Lake Chapala Healthcare

Health care When Dick and I began our discovery trek about retirement, insurance and health care popped near the top of our concerns list.  I’ve had many email asking for info on the health care and facilities in and around Lake Chapala, so here’s this week’s article for your perusal: We retirees seem to fall […]

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta… … in the state of Jalisco, in the country of Mexico, has an estimated population of 350,000, of which approximately 50,000 are expats from Canada or the U.S. of America. Laying along the western, border of the mainland, about one thousand miles from the U.S./Mexico border,  P.V., or Vallarta, as it is […]

San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende An Upscale Mexican Haven Not every one of us are looking for cost-cutting retirement, and for those lucky folks who aren’t worried about their finances, there are also great places in Mexico to live the next part of their lives. San Miguel de Allende may be one of those places for […]

Retire in Ajijic

Retire in Ajijic

Joe and Shelley recently moved from Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., to Ajijic

Baja Email Story

Baja Email Story

BAJA MOVE And now, email from someone who has gone through the process in Mexico, and finally, on the Baja:  A few years ago, I received my first email from Shari.  She and her husband had read my site, and were considering a move to Mexico in their retirement.  These email tell the tale – from […]

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