Patty writes about her travels at USMexpats and features a number of areas quite close to us here at Surviving Mexico.
What brought you to Mexico?
Family brought me to Mexico. But, I fell in love with the culture, food, and weather.
What was the inspiration for your blog name?
The name of my blog is USMexpats. I chose this name as it seemed to fit my travels in the U.S. and Mexico. I, also, felt it would be easier for folks to find it when looking for more information about traveling in the U.S. and Mexico.
What area of Mexico and topics does your blog primarily focus on?
My blog is based on where I have traveled, lived, and explored with my main focus on the state of Michoacan. Topics are mainly about Morelia and the surrounding towns but will include other parts of Mexico.
Why do you blog?
I blog to share my travel experiences with the hope to inspire others to travel too! I write for anyone who is interested in traveling or relocating to Mexico. I began by telling my travel adventures to family, friends, and colleagues. They enjoyed my stories and I have always loved to write, so I decided to write out my travel adventures.
What is your favorite blog post?
My favorite blog post is ‘Traveling to Mexico with Pets in the Car‘. I enjoy travel but have pets too. Many folks feel they can’t travel with pets. I wanted to show that it is possible and how it can be done.
What has been the most difficult for you to blog about?
There are so many towns in Michoacan that are unique and full of great beauty that I am afraid I will forget to include something.
What has been the best experience you’ve had in Mexico?
The best experience I had in Mexico was during the December holidays going from home to home to enjoy loving company, delicious foods such as tamales and corundas, and good drinks such as atole and rompope. I learned that Mexico is full of friendly and generous folks.
What has been the worst experience you’ve had in Mexico?
The worst experience I had in Mexico was driving at night. I learned not to do it again!
If you are no longer in Mexico, do you plan on returning?
Yes, I plan on returning for the lifestyle.
What advice do you have for those planning to move or travel to Mexico?
I would advise them to join expat groups on Facebook and look online to learn more about places they want to go. Then, go!! Get that passport, plane ticket or car sticker, budget for it, and get out there. When there, don’t get stuck on time and deadlines, rather just soak in the experience of simply being there. All the colors, sights, sounds, and feelings of Mexico!
Where do you see your blog going?
I will be writing more about Morelia and the surrounding towns such as TzinTzunTzan, Patzcuaro, Urapuan, Quiroga, Santiago, Janitzio, and others.
Where can you be found?