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Blogs About Mexico Worth Reading — Travel Documented

Samantha, from Travel Documented, is our featured blogger today. Read on to see what she has to say about her amazing life as an expat in Mexico.

Many things brought me to Mexico, including the culture, the people, warm weather, excellent food, cost of living, amazing cities, I could go on and on….close to the USA.

The blog I host is called Travel Documented. I live to travel and have been for some time. I think the name encompasses our passion for traveling to multiple places while documenting our journey. We write where we go. So far, these areas are Ajijic and Lake Chapala, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, San Miguel de Allende, and Mexico City.

I love to write and share stories and adventures as I embrace new cultures and new languages. I make many mistakes, but I hope to learn from them and share what I have learned in the process. My blog is for a variety of audiences: Expats and Immigrants to Mexico from the USA and Canada, Solo Travelers and Solo Female Travelers, Those Looking to Exit Corporate America, The FIRE Community (Financial Independence, Retire Early), Remote Workers, and those wanting to leave the USA and are gathering information and experiences. As we continue to travel, our audience may expand to include minimalists and backpackers.

My favorite blog post is Mazatlan, Mexico: It’s Not Just Beautiful, It’s a Hidden Gem. I haven’t found anything to be extremely difficult to write about. I enjoy writing. However, just finding time to collect my thoughts and sit down to write can be challenging at times.

My recent visit to Mexico City (CDMX) has been the experience I’ve had in Mexico so far. I absolutely loved it, and I can’t wait to visit again. It was absolutely amazing. So many things to do. It blew me away. Unfortunately, it was also the worst experience. I was spat on in Mexico City. It was me and a store clerk at a restaurant at the same time as a man who demanded the restaurant give him food. I think I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The store clerk didn’t react, nor did I. I just walked away and was fine.

For those planning to move or travel to Mexico, I recommend spending some time in a variety of places in different climates at different times of the year. Study Spanish and practice speaking it as much as possible. Learn about the Mexican culture, take an interest in the society, culture, the food, and have a humble spirit to integrate.

I plan to remain in Mexico as long as possible. I have no immediate plans to leave. I have residency here.

I would love to continue to collaborate with others, share information and build a community online and in person. As far as the future, who knows? I like to remain open to possibilities.

Connect with Samantha at: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/travel.documented1234

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travel.documented/

Website: https://traveldocumented.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@Travel.Documented

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A to Z List Blogs About Mexico Worth Reading

April is A to Z Challenge time! This year, I concentrated my writing endeavors on Creative Content rather than Surviving Mexico. That’s not to say that I didn’t write anything this month just not a post for each letter of the alphabet. Delightfully, my SOTB Bloggers group furthered the alphabet and wrote their own posts about our theme of Blogs About Mexico.

Today I’d like to share the entire A to Z list with links. If you haven’t read these delightful, authentic blogs, then be sure to check them out.

A-An American Girl’s Adventures 

B-The Bangura Chronicles 

C-Creative Hands of Mexico

D-Mexico Daily Living

E- Emily Garcia 

F- From Rancho Santa Clara 

G-Goats On The Road 

H-Homestead Uncensored 

I- I am Karen 

J- Jill’s Journeys 

K-Karen Moves to Mexico 

L-My Life of Craft-N-Dab 

M-Mexico Cassie 

N-Northern Lauren

O-Los O’Gradys in Mexico 

P-On the Road to Patzcuaro

Q-Two Expats in Mexico 

R- Red Shoes are Better than Bacon 

S-Surviving Mexico–Adventures and Disasters

T-The Hurt, The Hope 

U- Undiscovered Oaxaca 


W-We Express


Y-.another day in the jungle Life in Yelapa

Z-Zipolita’z y Angelita’z Adventurez in Mexico

Also be sure to read:

And To This End, U.S. Veterans Are Being Deported Due To Zero Tolerance

I hope you enjoy meeting new bloggers in Mexico. Stay tuned. I’m in the process of turning these wonderful features into a book!


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A to Z Blogs About Mexico — Undiscovered Oaxaca


Melissa writes about little known places at her blog Undiscovered Oaxaca.

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I’m a foreign language teacher, and I got a job teaching English at a small engineering university here in 1998.

There is a lot of information out there in English for tourists visiting Oaxaca City and the villages immediately outside of it. But Oaxaca is a huge state with so many wonderful places to “discover”. I started the blog to reserve the name Undiscovered Oaxaca because I imagined that name for a guided cultural tour company I may or may not one day start if I decide to move out of teaching. I’m not so sure I like the name anymore though as it has a slight colonial vibe going on with the idea of outsiders “discovering” the place.

I still love the tag “Beyond the known” though. Anyway, as I said, the blog is supposed to be travel information for places outside Oaxaca City. I have a ton of ideas and notes, but not a load of free time to work on it as I work full time and have three kids. My husband works 80 hours a week so I do most the domestic things. I also do freelance translations (specializing in academic articles).

I volunteer with an organization that promotes linguistic rights of indigenous peoples. We are also building a house in my in-law’s hometown where we have also built the town a library and are trying to establish a food forest, so blogging is a pretty low priority for me right now.

As for the purpose and why I do it I want to get information out there in English about lesser known places, but not really *for* the tourists/travelers, but rather *for* the places. There are a lot of communities in Oaxaca right now that are trying to establish ecotourism or cultural tourism as an income stream for their community, and those are places I want to promote. Oaxaca and Oaxacans have given me so much I want to help make these ventures of theirs successful.

It’s difficult finding time to write! I have always written. I kept a journal of my travel experiences from 1991 to 2003, but writing for oneself is different from writing for the public. I also have participated in online forums and Facebook groups quite extensively since about 2000. I’ve written tons of things there that could have been blog posts, but mostly in response to people questions. I find I have a harder time just organizing something that’s for the public not in response to a question. In fact, several of my blog posts have actually been written because someone asked something in a Facebook group and I didn’t feel like I could respond adequately in that format, so I wrote a blog post then linked to that in the group. Hopefully, I will get up to a post a month!

I’ve lived pretty much all my adult life in Mexico, so my best life experiences have happened in Mexico, but not necessarily because of Mexico, you know what I mean? Like becoming a mother, successful moments in my career, etc. By becoming part of a Mexican family, doors that tourists don’t even know are there have been opened to me. That’s part of why I think about running a tour company some day. I could arrange experiences most tourists would never have access to.

Five years ago we moved to another small community in another region of Oaxaca, we moved there because we felt like we were needed there and could make a positive impact through our work in education. Our house was broken into during Semana Santa, our dogs were poisoned and everything that could fit out the window was stolen, even things that didn’t have much value. What did I learn? I think mostly that there are too many people in the world. For every young person I see use education as a path to transform their reality, there are 5 more who are so desperate they will poison other living beings for trinkets.

My advice for those planning on coming to Mexico is don’t be afraid to try new things, new foods, go places that don’t look nice. Unwinding on a beach resort is great and has its place, but that’s not all there is to a trip to Mexico.

I can be found at:

Undiscovered Oaxaca


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