April 25 2015

The Seedy Underbelly of Cozumel

We’ve sold the house, we’re committed to moving to Mexico, there’s no turning back now. So imagine my dismay when I noticed a local brothel mentioned on a Cozumel forum…they have those on my sweet, innocent island? Continue reading

April 22 2015

Selling the House and All Our Possessions

Bird house

It’s been a whirlwind of activity around here, and every day I think “I’ll update the blog tomorrow.” Well it’s not going to be slowing down any time soon, so let’s play a little catch up. Continue reading

March 23 2015

A Broken Arm, Upset Tummies and Too Much Work

hard cast

It’s been just over two weeks since my youngest, Rory, broke her arm. She fell off a pony that she’d sat on many times before, landed hard on her right arm and buckled the bone a little. As soon as I pulled her up she said “I think I broke my arm,” and burst into tears. Continue reading

February 26 2015

Telling Your Employer You’re Going To Travel

Cozumel Mexico

What would make our move to Mexico easier? A steady job. On Monday Jason is pitching our move to his employer to convince them he should keep his current position but work from remote, and it’s got us a little on edge. Continue reading

February 18 2015

Celebrating Birthdays at Home and In Mexico

birthday in Mexico

Birthday season has finally passed at our house (whew!) Rory turned 6 in January and June turned 8 just last week. Four of our five birthdays fall within the months before and after Christmas and the celebrating and present-palooza can get a little out of control. Continue reading

January 30 2015

The Logic Behind Moving To Mexico

When people ask “why Mexico?” we usually say something smart like “Because it’s fun!” Which is true, but doesn’t really help anyone understand. Continue reading

January 26 2015

Travel Doesn’t Make It A Vacation

As a travel blogger I admit I’m always watching for the next opportunity to get away but I was pretty shocked when a relative said I had been “on vacation” at TBEX in Cancun. Continue reading

January 25 2015

The High Personal Cost of Traveling

After almost 3 months my little girls have started to miss their disappeared sister.

When we first told them she had moved out I was shocked by their nonchalant reaction. June said she was hungry, Rory agreed. Jason and I asked if they had any questions and June said, “Well, she really wasn’t here much anyway.” And that was it, until recently. Continue reading

January 9 2015

Dealing with Planning Changes

Planning Cozumel

Hello, my name is Amelia, and I love planning. I research and analyze and compare options until my head spins, I can’t help it. However the only thing that is set in stone is that plans will always change, and you have to be able to adjust. Ours have changed so many times, it’s hard to keep up so here’s a quick run down of the latest: Continue reading

January 2 2015

Wishes for a New Year: 2015

fish

Years ago my mother said that what you do over New Year’s sets the tone for how your whole year will go. I think she only said it the once, but it’s stuck with me and I think of it with each new year. I make conscious choices in how I spend New Year’s Eve and Day that I hope will resonate throughout the next 12 months, Continue reading