How To Become A Minimalist: Move To Mexico

If you have seen our past videos we joke about being forced into minimalism. The truth is, we really were. We had an entire 3 bedroom house filled to capacity with things. An eccentric collection of ingredients from recipes amassed through years of Pinterest lurking. Ratty clothes that we’ve had since high school. Boxes of an odd assortment of little used VHS tapes that we dragged all the way to Colorado even though we didn’t have a VCR (why!?). And generally just a house-full of nothing of importance. Since we first started dating and moved into an apartment together...

The Challenges of Living in Mexico

The challenges of living in mexico

This is by no means a reflection of all of Mexico, this is simply my personal experience here. Let me preface this by saying, I love Mexico. Every country has it positives and negatives. If you’re considering moving here, these wouldn’t necessarily be negatives for you. But they test your patience. Of course you need to have patience wherever you go, but these are the situations in particular that I have required patience for. Random power outages So far we’ve been lucky to only experience them for a few minutes at a time–scratch that, as I was writing this...

Can You Be Vegan In Mexico?

vegan tacos

Rachel and I decided to become vegetarian in 2015 and vegan(ish) in 2016. We came to the same conclusion by traveling on different paths. There was, of course, some overlap for our reasons but mainly what captured Rachel’s attention was the health benefits of becoming a vegan. I was convinced because of the grave environmental impact of animal agriculture. I say vegan(ish) because we are imperfect (me being less strict than Rachel!). I still have some leather apparel, like my wallet and favorite belt. I think Rachel still has a pair of boots. And once a month or so...

The Road to Every Day Life in Paradise

Build a life

It feels strange to be able to sit here on a weekday during working hours, writing leisurely while rain trickles against the window outside. It’s been raining here a lot during this tropical storm season (but trust me, the slightly cooler weather is welcoming). What’s odd is that a few months earlier, on a day like today, I would be waking up per usual to my alarm clock, hitting snooze several times, finally getting up to get ready and rushing off to work. For 8+ hours I’d be sitting in an office without windows, crammed into a closet-like room...

And So The Adventure Begins…

And So The Adventure Begins

A year ago to the day Rachel and I were in our Denver home carefully packing our bags for our trip to Mexico. We were anxious, as this trip had the potential to change our lives. Our goal was to live low-key  in AirBnBs for one week. Doing none of the typical tourist attractions and instead opting to living like a local might. Avoid the hotel zone, use public transport, make food in the kitchen instead of ordering out. What did we think of our little experiment? Well, it is a beautiful Monday afternoon and I’m enjoying a nice...