How traveling and living abroad gave me a better perspective on time and happiness

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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.  In this story, Chuck discusses how traveling and living abroad can give us all some perspective and insight. Would you or have you traded some material goods for more time More...

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Cars in line at Mexican border at San Ysidro, Calif. (PHOTO: kpbs.org)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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A Christmas visit to Mexico: travel, movies and Trump

My wife, two sons and I have returned from our annual Christmastime (Navidad) visit to Mexico, and things went well.  As always, it was an interesting trip. I resided in Mexico for a decade and a half.  I met More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Yucatán’s First Highway

February 29, 1933.  After a long day of walking, Alfonso Villa Rojas arrived at the remote archeological site called Yaxuná.  The 35-year-old schoolteacher had been working as an assistant on the Carnegie Institution’s More...

A plate of ceviche served at the Muelle de Sisal restaurant in Sisal, Yucatan. (PHOTO: Miranda Allfrey)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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More ceviche, por favor!

Fresh fish and seafood prepared with lime juice, avocado,tomato, onion, and spice is a staple in many coastal towns. For me, there is something extremely satisfying about eating tortilla chips and ceviche while More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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OPINION: How will Mexico deal with The Donald?

Mexican political analyst Carlos Bravo Regidor, from the Center of Research and Economic Study (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica), traces a projection of what he believes will be the way Mexico will More...

Great Kiskadee tongue aids in turning the fruit
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – PEEL ME A GRAPE…: GREAT KISKADEE

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired”, zoologist, wildlife photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 55 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her column, published More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Quality of life in chronic pain… is that possible?

I have been asked during a medical tourism tour in Canada about the existence of pain clinics or healing methods for different diseases and how easy it is to find a specialized one in the area. Here are the statistics: More...

San Miguel de Allende. (PHOTO: google)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, December 30th, 2016
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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...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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OPINION: Yucatan at high risk if sea levels keep rising

Heading rapidly into 2017, climate change continues to be something of a political hot potato – especially since Donald Trump’s victory in the recent US elections, with many observers around the world fearing More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND –12 DAYS of YUCATAN CHRISTMAS, 2016

On the 12th day of Christmas, Yucatecan nature gifted me:   12 HUMMERS HUMMING Cinnamon Hummingbird   11 PIPERS PIPING Black-necked Stilts are sandpipers   10 LIMPKINS LEANING Limpkin   9 OR More...