“How To Trip & Fall Gracefully”

Moving to another country is something you can only prepare for so much. You might think you're ready, think you've got a handle on speaking Spanish or the cultural differences you'll encounter, but it's been my experience that everyone gets blindsided (more than once!) by unexpected, surprising things. Giant papier mache puppets make their way …

A Year To The Day

Well, geez. It's exactly a year to the day since I last made a post here. I'm going to blame it on the pandemic. During the last 365 days, my life has been turned every which way. Of course, that's the case for many people. My particular version included driving back to the U.S. for …

“A Conversation with Janet Blaser & Deborah Rodriguez, Hosted by Arturo Santamaria”

I want to send you all over to my Calendar page, where you'll find a somewhat long and interesting post about this upcoming event and the folks involved. Do take a minute to check it out - everyone involved is a fascinating character in their own right - myself included!

Oops & Happy Holidays!

Geez, it's been a whole month since I wrote anything here! But first, some season's greetings. I have been busy writing, though - a new weekly food & recipe column for Mexico News Daily, a popular online publication, is keeping me busy. My columns and other Feature stories are in the Life section, and I …

Our First Book Talk!

"Once upon a time we moved to Mexico…" Book contributors Dianne Hofner Saphiere, Susie Morgan, Lisa Lankins & Nancy Seeley. The first Book Talk at El Recreo, a community center in Mazatlan, was really wonderful! Joined by contributors Dianne Hofner Saphiere, Susie Morgan, Lisa Lankins and Nancy Seeley, who all live in Mazatlan, we read …

Thoughts on Getting Older

This post isn't solely applicable or about becoming an expat. But because so many of us who are expats - or want to be expats - are "of a certain age," I thought it might be appropriate to post here. I struggle with so much of this "aging process" and wish I could more often …

Following Your Dream, No Matter What

Click over to the Contributor's page to see a new post, an excerpt from Nancy Seeley's chapter in the book, "Falling In Love (Twice!) South of the Border." #expatlife #whynot #followyourheart #beachtime #sunset #zihua #mexico #justdoit #yesyoucan #thelifeyouwant #whyweleftamerica #zihuatanejo #mazatlan

Summer Travels

I’m going to the States soon to visit my daughter and her family – so far, my only grandchildren – and am just starting to get ready. There’s always so much to be done in preparation, it seems: gifts to be bought, cat care to be arranged, airport rides on both ends and a careful …

A Bit of News

Sometimes I like to share a media mention here (even though I put all media stuff in the News section). The Adventuress Travel Magazine is a website and online community of women over 50 who like to travel and well, have adventures, run by Carolyn Hamilton, herself just such a person. She recently reviewed Why …

Week’s End: A Respite From the Daily Grind

In Mexico, people actually relax on Saturday & Sunday It’s Sunday morning as I sit down to write this; early enough that the doves are still cooing in welcome to the day and the summer sun is not yet high enough here in my patio to drive me inside to a cooler spot. I watch …