Travel

How to apply for temporary residency in Mexico 2017

baja map

If you’re like many people you go online to find information on how to do things. However, we found a lot of outdated information on how to apply for temporary residency in Mexico so I thought I would share our process of getting a Temporary Residency Card. This is for those Americans who intend to live in Mexico (for non-lucrative purposes) and obtain a temporary residency card for the first time. This is what we did: First I emailed the…

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Visit to the waterfall at Santiago, Baja, Mexico

Santiago baja waterall

On our road trip over to the East Cape in Baja, we also went to visit the waterfall at Santiago. Bajainsider says, “Santiago is a small pueblo located 46 km north of the, Los Cabos Airport (SJD), San Jose Del Cabo, Baja Sur. At about 42km you make a left turn off Highway 1 to Santiago…” Follow the signs (or ask someone like we did) to a rancho officially called the Rancho Ecológico Sol de Mayo. There will be a…

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Our travels to Todos Santos, Baja Mexico

Sunset in Todos Santos, Baja

We’re in Todos Santos in Baja, Mexico! Yay! So how does one move to Mexico for part of the year and the States for part of the year? People do. We are one of them. Here’s a few photos and our story in a nutshell. If you have any questions, shoot me an email. First you have to make the decision to just “do it.” It helps if you have some way of making a living while you are out…

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Photos from our trip up to Washington

belle-in-forest

Here’s our plan – we want to move our home to Mexico for the winter and Washington in the summer. We want to be closer to family and friends near Seattle and Camano Island. So we traveled up to Washington to check out the communities between Camano Island and Bellingham to see where we might want to purchase property. We were gone for about 3 weeks. We did some camping and visited family and friends along the way. Here are…

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A favorite spot is Sayulita Mexico

Sayulita Main Square

In recalling our recent trip through Mexico and Ecuador, I’m finding that my thoughts keep going back to Sayulita. It is one of my favorite spots from our travels. There is a lot to love about Sayulita Mexico. It has a cool main square. Lots of beautiful art. Great views for enjoying a margarita and a marvelous meal. Heard some rockin’ good music at Bar Don Pato. Found some happenin’ cool bars Met some nice people and had a lot…

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Traveling in Ecuador

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We landed in Ecuador about 13 days ago. We took a bus ride from Guayaquil to Montanita and stayed in a small town nearby call Manglaralto. We stayed in a cool cabin on the property of Mercedes and George. They run an eco-lodge called La Factoría which is a center for the development of contemporary craft and design, and also offers eco-training programs. We enjoyed breakfast each morning with them which included locally sourced eggs, cheese, bread, honey, yogurt, and…

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Number 8 blog post in Zen and the Art of Doing What You Love

This is post 8 in my 10 post blog series on Beth Kempton’s PDF titled “Zen and the Art of Doing what you Love.”  The Steps and journal prompts are taken from Beth’s PDF. STEP 8: TRAVEL LIGHT Journal prompt: What could be possible if you just tuned out the negativity and followed your heart? This is an appropriate journal prompt because although Beth is talking about emotions and getting rid of negativity, the shoulds and should nots and following…

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We Love Baja Sunsets

Our last trip to Baja was in July. We had an awesome time. Here is another post about our trip. When we’re in Baja, just about  every evening we either go to the beach or go up to the upstairs patio to enjoy the sunset. We always are in awe of the beauty! If we’re lucky, we can see the spot of green glow that the sun makes right before it goes down over the horizon. We pause and wonder…

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We took the Topolobampo Ferry to La Paz

This is the last post about our road trip down to Todos Santos in Baja Mexico from Prescott, AZ. We headed out of San Carlos to the Topolobampo ferry and got there 3 hours ahead of time, as the bajaferries.com website suggested. If we knew the ferry was going to leave at 8 pm instead of 5 pm, we might not have rushed to get there! We got our ferry ticket and walked the dogs and gave them water before we got…

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More Baja Trip Notes

Here’s a little video of me in the studio and then the continuing story of our trip to Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico.   After we got our auto import permit for our truck outside of Nogales we were on our way to San Carlos where we were going to spend the night. It’s a pretty uneventful drive. Straight roads almost the whole way so that it feels like you’re just driving and driving and driving and the landscape is pretty…

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We’re taking a road trip

We’re driving to Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico again. This time we’re taking a new route. My truck isn’t packed to the gills yet but it will be soon! Greg is building stuff and getting things ready. Cody can’t wait. Here’s our route. Stay tuned for more.

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