Renting a home in Mexico

One of the first things to consider when you come to Mexico to live —whether part-time, full-time or for a defined period— is finding a house to suit your lifestyle needs. Most people begin their search for property online, and a cursory glance at the main property portals suggests that there are ~100,000 residential properties for rent […]

Financial Criteria for Legal Residency in Mexico 2021

These qualification criteria have been updated for 2021 If you plan to live, work, or retire in Mexico, Mexican immigration law stipulates that applicants for residency fulfill certain criteria.  Applications made on the basis of ‘economic solvency’ stipulate certain income, savings, or asset requirements, and the criteria are intended to ensure that people applying for […]

How to leave your desk job and travel forever

Traveling the world, especially if you’re broke, is a powerful learning curve that will teach you more about yourself and this amazing planet than any other experience is really able too. But traveling the world and earning money online – now this is living the dream. By now, you’ve probably caught wind of digital nomads. Maybe […]

Start making money online and become a digital nomad

Can I make money online? Yes, Yes, Yes – I’ll be honest with you until I started making money online myself, I believed it was just a myth. I thought the only way to make money online was by sending mass-emails pretending to be a foreign prince who had been deposed and needed $1,000 to […]

Bringing Foreign-Plated Cars Into Mexico

Mexico’s reformed immigration law enacted in 2012 changed the rules concerning the import of foreign-plated vehicles.  For temporary visitors (tourists) and temporary residents, procedures remain straightforward; however, a significant change is that permanent residents are no longer allowed to import a foreign-plated car into Mexico using a Temporary Import Permit (TIP).  Here are the details: […]

Frequent Traveler Pet Program

The Frequent Travel Pet Program does NOT apply anymore for those traveling between the United States and Canada to Mexico. Why the change? The reason Mexico’s Frequent Traveler Pet Program is no longer an option for those entering from the United States and Canada is that Mexico no longer requires your pet to have a health certificate from a […]

Mobile App to locate medical services in Mexico

In Medical Insurance & Coverage in México, there were a lot of things that went into consideration in the planning stages of our move to México, which included healthcare for our family. More often than not, when one speaks about healthcare it is in reference to medical, dental and vision. For the purpose of this post, I […]


This past summer, our Residente Temporal (RT) visas were set to expire and up for renewal. Given our long-term plans, we decided to renew for an additional 3 years. All immigration procedures are carried out by the department of immigration, which is the Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM). For the purpose of this post, I will only […]


In a previous post, I shared some of our experiences and observations about Driving in México. I wanted to take the opportunity to expand upon that a little further. In this post, I will talk about 5 mobile apps and Web sites that have come in very handy during our travels. In a previous post, […]