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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Explore Mexico on $430, Part 4:Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo!

Explore Mexico on $430, Part 4:Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo!

On cruise, Barbie and Dick visit Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo

Explore Mexico on $430, Part 3: Manzanillo!

Explore Mexico on $430, Part 3: Manzanillo!

This is the continuing saga of Dick’s and my cruise of some coastal cities of Mexico. The cruise ship itself turned out to be quite a world-wide representation of every nationality imaginable, which was quite interesting in itself.

Explore Mexico on $430, Part 2: Acapulco!

Explore Mexico on $430, Part 2: Acapulco!

Explore Acapulco in this edition of Barbie’s and Dick’s cruise.

Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco)

Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco)

My main goal for you is to become familiar with Mexico and feel comfortable when you visit…

After all, as I have said, it is a foreign country – different than the States in so many ways.

Cuidad Victoria, Mexico

Cuidad Victoria, Mexico

More and more people are discovering a better, less expensive, more fulfilling life in Mexico