Goodbye Texas, Hola Mexico!

The adventures of Gary & Elizabeth. We left our home in Austin, TX, in April of 2017, and are now living in Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico. It’s us, our two dogs Bessie and Sadie, and our cat, Wookie.

These are our stories.

From Austin to Mexico

Recent Posts

Expat Taxes – the Foreign Housing Exclusion

In the last post, I discussed the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE), and how it can save you a boatload of money. In addition, us US expats can also take advantage of the Foreign Housing Exclusion. The Foreign Housing Exclusion allows you to deduct the excess of...

Expat Taxes – the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE)

As we get down towards the end of the year, I have a checklist of things to review, and things to setup for in the upcoming year. Taxes is one of those things. I know, not sexy. But necessary. First up - I am not a tax pro! I'm just some dude on the internet with a...

My first Mexican traffic ticket – and paying it in Playa del Carmen

This week I received my first traffic ticket in Mexico for speeding. Dang! I can't even remember when the last time I received a ticket in the US - it's been many years. We were driving down to Playa del Carmen for dinner, and just south of the police checkpoint in...