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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 Woman’s Survival Guide to Holidays

Remember how I said that I was writing a survival guide for women moving to Mexico? Well, the project has become enormous. So I’ve decided to publish the sections as separate books so that the sheer volume of information doesn’t become overwhelming.

Today I’d like to announce that the first section of the survival guide is now available at Amazon.  A Woman’s Survival Guide to Holidays in Mexico answers how, when, and why these festivities are observed not from abstract research, but personal experience. Because moving to a new country can be daunting, learning about the patriotic, religious and civil festival days will help you understand some of what makes up the Mexican culture and allow you to become more fully immersed in the amazingly diverse world of Mexico. Viva! holidays

This informative book is available for your reading pleasure on Kindle, as a full colored paperback (which is a bit pricey) and as a black and white paperback.

And in celebration of its release, the Kindle version is FREE for the next few days!

As for my other books……


The paperback version of  Wascally Wabbits and Zombie Babies: Animal Antics South of the Border has also just been released.  The Kindle version of this book has been updated with a few new adventures.

La Yacata Revolution: How NOT to Buy a Piece of Heaven in Mexico and A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Place to Be in Any Disaster: A Prepper’s Guide to Mexico have had updates recently as well.

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So, that ought to keep you busy while I keep working on another installment of the Woman’s Survival Guide series.  Happy reading!




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Your stories about Mexico

My purpose in writing Surviving Mexico goes beyond keeping my mom up-to-day on our goings-on in La Yacata.  I am also committed to providing a resource for individuals living in or planning to move to Mexico.  Mexico is an enormous country, full of diverse cultures, languages, geographic landscapes and lifestyles. In comparison, our life in central rural Mexico is rather limited. Therefore, I would love to feature your story in 2018.

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Do you write a blog, vlog, newsletter or host another site on social media that focuses on Mexico?  Drop me a line to be included in the series Blogs about Mexico worth reading.

Inspirational Women Writers in Mexico

Have you written a book, ebook or academic paper about Mexico?  Fill out the contact form below to be featured in the series Inspirational Writers in Mexico.

Modern Day Marias

Do you live in Mexico? I’m planning a series similar to Modern Day Marias, as yet unnamed, and would love to hear your story!

Small Business

Do you make things to sell like crafts, paintings, and carvings, or otherwise have your own small business in Mexico?  Send me a message!

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Do you have an idea that would work as a regular feature like Geneva’s Southern Comfort Food Mexican Style?  I’m interested!

Do you work with a charity or non-profit organization in Mexico that you think should be featured?  I’d love to hear about it!

Have you been already featured and have written something new or qualify under another category listed above?  Let me know!

Do you know someone that I should feature?  Send them my way.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

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