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The cold weather in Oregon
drove us to spend winters RVing in México for many years until one day we
realized we didn’t want to return to the United States. The warm weather,
beautiful colors and textures, and the simple life make us happy here. Read more at
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Masks are just one of the strict requirements for going
into public in San Miguel de Allende during the COVID-19 pandemic. We noticed
that most people wear them here, though it appears that it’s acceptable to
slide your mask down around your neck if you’re walking down the street eating
an ice cream cone. Good idea!
Jon and I splurged on a
week of fun tourist activities when my sister, Cindy and her husband, Al came
to visit us in Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita this month! Usually, we live pretty
much like the locals in Sayulita. But this was a perfect time to take a
catamaran trip to the Marietas Islands where we were looking forward to
snorkeling. Vallarta Adventures Eco Discovery Tour included even more enjoyable activities than we
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We are frequently asked
how we deal with our bills and mail now that we live in México most of the
year. So, I decided it was high time I described the process we use. Hopefully this
information will help others solve one of the technical difficulties of
escaping the rat race north of the border.
Mailbox LLC is a mail forwarding service that
simplifies our lives while living and traveling in Mexico and the United
States. Our method of using this handy service has evolved over the years to
further simplify receiving mail and packages no matter where we are in our
travels. But before I get into explaining how it works for us, let me tell you
the first, most important step in simplifying mail issues while living and traveling in
Sold Our Home & Became Full-Time RVers, Minimizing Mailed Bills
Most Important Step: Eliminate Bills! We sold our cars,
sold our home in the U.S., paid cash for our motorhome, and stopped using
credit cards. That took care of all mortgage and loan payment bills as well as
all of the property tax bills, utility bills, and other high expenses that go
along with property ownership in the U.S. (You might like to read more about
that process in my article “MONEYAIN'T EVERYTHING!: Our Road to a Simpler, Healthier Life”.) We even cancelled our U.S. cell phone contracts with Sprint and
Verizon—no more bills. We bought an inexpensive Nokia 2 phone and use it with a
month-to-month, pay-as-you-go H20 plan in the U.S. and Telcel in Mexico, making
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