Where Have I Been? And What’s to Come?

I’ve received a few e-mails from concerned readers wondering whether I’ve died, gone off the grid, or am simply trapped under a fallen piano. Where have I been? I’m here. To say the least, life has been very, very busy here in Mexico. As you may know, I’ve been working for LocoGringo.com as a contributing writer, and it’s kept me

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Is Traveling to Mexico Safe?

Before I made the decision to live in Mexico full-time as a travel writer, friends and co-workers who knew I frequented Mexico often would often ask the question. “Is traveling to Mexico safe? I hear it’s really dangerous down there!” While reading a really great blog entry on LocoGringo.com, I began to reflect again on that question I’ve been asked

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Driving to Mexico - The Road Home

Driving to Mexico – The Road Home

When I left Wichita Falls, Texas and traveled the desert southwest of Texas into Mexico, I had no idea what adventures would await me. Mexican customs went smoothly, but the immigration and vehicle import process took more than an hour, at the hands of a very gruff yet extremely helpful gentleman named Pedro, who wanted to double and triple-check to

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Sierra Madre Mountains

Driving To The Riviera Maya – Eagle Pass, Texas to Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico

The trip began with a series of setbacks, so many that my ordeal of making it across the border will require it’s own separate blog entry, which I will write about sometime in the near future, but not now. Just take my advice: Get your pesos before you leave the states. Notify your bank that you’re leaving the states and

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In Memory of Tom Cochran

In Honor Of Tom Cochran

The world lost a friend to cancer earlier this year. I’ve known him a long time, but only had the honor of meeting him in person late last year. I can tell you, I’ve never met a man so devoted to his family and to the environment as Tom. One can scarcely imagine what he was going through, but in

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56 Useful Spanish Travel Phrases Every Traveler Should Learn

56 Useful Spanish Travel Phrases Every Traveler Should Learn

There are plenty of online sources for learning Spanish, but many of them teach you word by word. This can be cumbersome in real-world conversation, as you must search your mental dictionary for words and assemble them into a sentence before you speak them. Sometimes it’s simply easier to have key terms and phrases memorized. When learning any language, the terms, “I

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Kat teaching photography.

An Exciting Day Ahead

An exciting day ahead. Our friend Kevin and his family are staying in the neighborhood, and Kevin’s daughter has been invited to teach an English class to kids at the school in Chemuyil. My girl Kat will be there to assist and take photographs with her Nikon DSLR. There will apparently be an art class involved, which is right up

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