Procrastinating or amateur-crastinating? 1 hour (or more) of Spanish…everyday

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On your mark, get set, GO! Start, run towards your Spanish speaking goal…just do it! Stop using the future tense so much and try using the present tense: Estudio ahora (I study now); or maybe the the present continuous: Estoy estudiando ahora (I am studying now); or maybe even better, present perfect: ¡He estado estudiando desde hace tres meses! More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Tulum and Cancun Top “Flight Network” Winter Sun Destinations for 2017

Flight Network is a web based travel platform, specialized in providing global travellers with convenient low-price airfares, hotels, vacation packages, and car rentals. They recently published their Top 27 Winter More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 20th, 2017

Good bye Obama

The handover of power in the United States is not just a change of guard for that country but a defining moment for the 7.4-billion people who inhabit this planet. Whether through his agenda and policies (presuming More...

Historic homes will be on MEL's tour Friday Jan. 20. (PHOTO: VirtualTourist)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Downtown Merida walking tour set for Friday Jan. 20

The Merida English Library is organizing a Special MEL Field Trip featuring a walking tour of Centro with Jorge Rosado: Bits of Colonial and Pre-Colombian History in Merida, Friday, January 20th – 9:30 am. MEL More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 6th, 2017

Thinking of leaving the U.S.? Read this…

Here’s an article by Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire that describes what people are like who move abroad, including to Mexico. Does this describe you? How would you agree or disagree? One More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Tips for quickly learning a new language

Many of us want to learn a new language but often don’t get beyond the first few lessons because we are dissuaded by our lack of progress. It is not your lack of ability to complete the task that is holding you More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

American expats cope with Trump-induced anti-gringo sentiment

Freelancer Alasdair Baverstock writes on that after nine months in the crossfire between Donald Trump and the many Mexicans who felt offended by his campaign’s rhetoric, the U.S. expats who call Mexico More...

Ajijic on Lake Chapala is popular with American retirees. (PHOTO: Houston Chronicle)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Growing number of Americans retire outside the U.S.

Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move she and her husband, Mel, had discussed before he passed away in 2012. “I wanted to More...

Tulum, Quintana Roo is a popular expat retirement haven. (PHOTO:
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Mexico ranked tops for retirement in 2017

Mexico is set to be the best place to retire in 2017, according to‘s new Annual Global Retirement Index. It is the fifth time that the Spanish-speaking nation has topped the More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, December 30th, 2016

French Fries or Foie Gras? Comparing the Famous Expat Locations Ajijic and San Miguel de Allende

We continue our Mexico road trip series with Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire , as he, his wife, and two dogs drive through Mexico in a large, white van. This story provides a comparison More...