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We’re Gary & Elizabeth. In April of 2017, we packed up and sold our house in Austin, TX, USA and moved to Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico.  It’s us, our two dogs Bessie and Sadie, and our cat, Wookie.

Us at Tanino’s – our favorite wine bar in Puerto Morelos

Read more About Us, and check out the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Puerto Morelos

Where is Puerto Morelos?

Puerto Morelos is in the state of Qunitana Roo, on the Yucatan peninsula, halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen.


Road Trip – Austin to Mexico

We get a lot of questions about our trip to Mexico, including the border crossing. We drove from Texas, along with our two dogs, and we pulled a small cargo trailer.  Check out our Road Trip Summary, or the daily posts from our trip:

Austin to Puerto Morelos. If only our route was this direct!

Life in Mexico

For some insights into our lives and adventures in Mexico, here’s a few good posts to get started with:


Living in a new country brings a lot of new challenges. Here’s a few things we’ve learned so far:

…and a few technology related learnings

La playa en Puerto Morelos

In case you’re down with the whole Social Media thing…

We also share additional information and pics on our Facebook page:

Say Hola!

We love hearing from others who are on similar paths – those who have already adapted to a new expat life, those who are in-process,  as well as those who hope to someday do so.

Please leave a comment on our blog, on drop us a message on our Contact Us page. We’d love to hear from y’all!