Living In Cancun, Mexico

Secrets To Living In Cancun

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From the white sandy beaches and the turquoise waters to the hedonism of Spring Break, Cancun is known around the world as the number one coastal destination in Mexico, and one of the most popular beach destinations on the planet. And while most people only come here for vacation, some of us choose to live here full-time. If you think you have what it takes to make this Mexican paradise your home, read on. Read More

Travel Blog Boot Camp in Palenque, Mexico

Travel Blog Boot Camp in Palenque, Mexico: January 12 – 16, 2015

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There are few places in the world which manage to stir my heart-strings as much as Chiapas, Mexico. There is a reason Cristina and I are looking to put down permanent roots somewhere in the state, and there is a reason why we are hosting our travel blog boot camps in Palenque, and running our adventure tours here in the same region.

With registration now open for the next boot camp in Palenque from January 12th – 16th 2015, we wanted to share with you some of the highlights of the region in and around Palenque, and what you will see when you come down to join us for our week-long course on blogging, brand-building, social media management, Internet marketing and beyond.  Read More

Cost of Living Cancun 2014

Cost of Living In Cancun 2014 Edition

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Every year, we like to include an updated version of our spend while living in Cancun. It helps to keep in mind that compared to the average Mexican we are living above the “average” cost of living, but if you are comparing against the majority of the United States and Canada, this Mexican paradise still takes the cake as being one of the world’s cheapest destinations while still having access to modern amenities and infrastructure.  Read More

A Better Life For Half The Price

Frugal Living Abroad – A Better Life For Half The Price

Posted by | Live Like a Local, Mexico, Negotiation, Quality of Life, Traveling Tips | 4 Comments

It was confusing as hell when I was at TBEX a few weeks back, because there happen to be two of us named Tim who live in Mexico. Myself, obviously, but for those of you weren’t aware of it, renowned travel writer Tim Leffel also happens to be based out of Mexico, although he’s far more north and west of where we are in Palenque. He currently lives in Guanajuato with his family.

Along with being in the industry for well over a decade and authoring the World’s Cheapest Destinations book as well as running the associated blog, he also heads Perceptive Travel. Earlier in 2013, he and I got to talking in emails and Skype about a few things related to living in Mexico and the whole “cutting your cost of living into a fraction of what it was in the U.S.”.  Read More

#travelblogbootcamp day five

Travel Blog Boot Camp in Palenque, Chiapas – Day Five

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The past week was an adventure-packed, back-to-back series of days as part of our adventure tour/travel blog boot camp here in Palenque, Mexico in the beautiful state of Chiapas. From the ancient Maya ruins of Palenque itself to the waterfalls at Misol Ha and Agua Azul, down the Usumacinta River to the ruins of Yaxchilan, back to the ruins of Bonampak and the jungle surrounding, it’s been an exciting time along with our most recent graduate, Amelia from The Everyday Journey.

From here, we’ve only got a few more days until we head to TBEX in Cancun on September 9th, where I’ll be presenting on advanced Facebook marketing and advertising solutions. In the meantime, let’s take a look at what we’ve been up to during our tour and class with an in-depth series of photos and videos. Read More