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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Mexico Homepage

(Individual Colonial cities, beach towns, mountain towns and books are below)

A Quick Cultural Guide for Expats

US Living at 1/3 of the Cost

Traveling in Mexico during the Year of the Pandemic

Experiencing Covid in Mexico - One man's medical adventure

Why Are Millionaires Flocking to Mexico? (and Non-Millionaire Retirees, too!)

Receiving Medical Care in Chapala, Mexico

VIDEOS, VIDEOS, VIDEOS! See Mexico for yourself! Beaches, Bars, Babes, Great Food, Live Music.

Currency Conversion Site   Street Beggars, Part of an Expat Lifestyle

Must-See Places in Mexico


New! The Adventurer's Guide to Destination Choices
Guatemala vs Mexico vs Thailand vs USA

 The Adventurer's Guide to Mexico's Highlands
Featuring Zacatecas, Jerez and Guanajuato

 The Adventurer's Guide to the Pacific Coast of Mexico
Traveler or a dreamer, this Guide's for you.

The Adventurer's Guide to Chapala Living, Third Edition
A must read for your visit to Lake Chapala

Lively painted house, Chacala beach, Nayarit, Mexico

Chacala beach, Nayarit, Mexico

Our Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico Homepage  Beach fun! LIVE MUSIC, restaurants, artisan beer brewery, delicious fresh seafood, videos and more. Just north of Puerto Vallarta, this tiny beach town is worth visiting!

Res Publica Restaurante, Guadalajara, Mexico

Chapala Plaza, A Great Place to Meet Friends

Chapala Plaza, A Great Place to Meet Friends





Our Chapala, Mexico Homepage  All Chapala, all the time. Stories, information on medical, assisted living, hospitals, clinics, restaurants, sports and social activities, real estate, newsletters, forums and more.   

For more information on what you'll find in Chapala click on Chapala and Mexico Travel Information

Comitan Plaza in Chiapas, Mexico

Comitan Plaza in Chiapas, Mexico

Our Comitan, Mexico Homepage  Nestled in the mountains of Chiapas, 56 miles from the border of Guatemala this town is family friendly, clean, affordable and is becoming more upscale with its choice of restaurants, cafes and shopping. Check it out.

El Chepe Train ride through Mexico's Copper Canyon

El Chepe Train ride through Mexico's Copper Canyon

Our El Chepe Train Homepage  For years we had heard of the Copper Canyon in Mexico and always wanted to to take a train ride through these series of canyons and ravines. Some say this is the most scenic railroad trip on the continent. The tracks pass over 37 bridges and through 86 tunnels, rising as high as 7,900 ft above sea level near Divisadero, the continental divide. On this page are pictorials of the towns where we visited on this famous train ride, and a few VIDEOS too.

Cuernavaca, Mexico

Our Cuernavaca Homepage  Cuernavaca is a city known for its temperate climate. Dignitaries from around the world have built vacation homes here for just this reason, and residents of the Capitol, Mexico City come here for daytrips and quick getaways.

International awards that Cava L.A. Cetto received

Ensenada winery, Ensenada, Mexico

Our Ensenada Homepage Ensenada, which means "bay" or "cove", is located some 67 miles south of the border with the United States. Tourists flock to Baja California - separated from the rest of Mexico by the Sea of Cortez - to surf, visit the beaches and to deep water sport fish. Home to the only deepwater port in Baja California, Ensenada is also known for the wines grown in the Guadalupe Valley region, referred to as the "Napa Valley" of Mexico.

Panoramic view of Guanajuato City, Mexico

Panoramic View of Guanajuato City

Our Guanajuato, Mexico Homepage  Guanajuato, Mexico is in the mountains of the Sierra Madre Oriental at 6,611 feet above sea level. One of the most picturesque Mexican cities we have been to, Guanajuato is a Colonial City with three universities, fabulous restaurants, museums, theaters, and winding underground roadway tunnels. Photos, stories and VIDEOS here.

Beautiful blonde at the beach, Isla Holbox, Quintana Roo, Mexico

A model on Isla Holbox posing for photo shoot

Our Isla Holbox Page- Isla Holbox is a paradise island in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, north of Cancun. Twenty-six miles long and almost a mile wide, this tropical island is vulnerable to destruction by hurricanes. It is now part of the Yum Balam Biosphere Reserve. Activities including fishing, swimming with the whale sharks, visiting the bioluminescence areas at night, and kiteboarding. It has become quite a tourist area in recent times offering many hotels and restaurants. No cars are allowed on the island, and at this time the roads are not paved.


small craft harbor, Manzanillo

Small craft harbor in Manzanillo

Manzanillo, Mexico Homepage  A very popular international beach destination, Manzanillo has history, a deep sea port for world transport of goods, lovely beaches, restaurants and more. See our pictorials and videos here.

Sunset in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

Sunset in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

Our Mazatlan, Mexico homepage  Mazatlan is a resort beach city on the Pacific coast in Mexico's state of Sinaloa. Known for its deep sea fishing, it's also a lively, romantic town with good food and a beautiful historical district.

Mexico City walking street

Mexico City walking street

Our Mexico City, Mexico Homepage  International, historical, wondrous, modern Mexico City. Museums, restaurants, walking streets and more.

Downtown Atotonilco, Mexican Highlands, Golden Triangle of Tequila-Making

Downtown Tepatitlan, Mexican Highlands

Our Mexican Highlands Homepage  In the Mexico Highlands you'll find some of the most beautiful cities, towns and countrysides with the best weather in Mexico. Clean air, beautiful mountains, "Eternal Spring" climate, family-centered towns, and home to the Golden Triangle of Tequila-making. Enjoy our pictorials and videos listed on this page.

Downtown Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico

Downtown Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico

Our Morelia, Mexico Homepage  A Fine Colonial City in Central Mexico with international restaurants, rooftop bars and cafes, one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in the nation, and an alleyway made specifically for romance! Engrave your lover's name and yours on the lock and seal your love forever!

Oaxaca restaurants in the portales, Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca restaurants in the portales, Oaxaca, Mexico




Our Oaxaca, Mexico Homepage The Colonial city of Oaxaca, Mexico is known for its delicious variety in cuisine, its international flavor, its beauteous architecture, good weather, mezcal and more. For stories and information on Oaxaca, see this page.

Patzcuaro Market, Michoacan, Mexico

Patzcuaro Market, Michoacan, Mexico

Our Patzcuaro, Mexico, Homepage  Patzcuaro is a mixed colonial mountain town with an indigenous feel. Founded in the 1320s, it is older, poorer, and less flashy than Morelia and with a more indigenous presence. It's a quick trip into the past.


Puebla Market, Mexico

Chickens for sale at market in Puebla, Mexico

Our Puebla, Mexico Homepage Puebla, Mexico is known for its cuisine and for the specialty sweets that are made there. The city streets are packed with history and when walking around this UNESCO Colonial City, that history comes alive! Enjoy your visit through Puebla by visiting this page.

A late afternoon view of Zicatela beach from the lookout point, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Internationally known surfer beach, Zicatela, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Our Puerto Escondido Beach Homepage  Puerto Escondido is located in the State of Oaxaca. It's known for its beautiful beaches, including the internationally famous surfer beach, Zicatela. It's a short 1.5 hour flight  from GDL airport and is a great place to visit, when the chill hits Chapala in winter. Enjoy our pictorials, stories and videos on this page.

Puerto Vallarta Beach, Jalisco, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta Beach, Jalisco, Mexico

Our Puerto Vallarta Homepage Fun in the sun! Restaurants, the malecon, beach vendors, videos, live music, and more. Less than an hour flight from Guadalajara, Mexico airport.

VIDEOS, VIDEOS, VIDEOS! See Mexico for yourself! Beaches, Bars, Babes, Great Food, Live Music.

Ticabus - for bus travel through Mexico and Central America. Tours, hotels, charters

Wall mural in Queretaro, Mexico

Hand painted mural of an Indigenous beauty, Queretaro, Mexico

Our Santiago de Queretaro Homepage - The historic center of Querétaro was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1996. Querétaro City is the capital and largest city of the state of Querétaro, located in central Mexico. Fine restaurants, beautiful parks and walkable Colonial streets! Take a look!

Attractive surfer poster in Sayulita, Mexico

Our Sayulita, Nayarit Homepage Sayulita is an internationally-known surfers haven. Surfers, mostly tatted-up and young, meet other surfers for the passion of their lives - riding the waves. Sort of a cutesy, upscale town, you will find good restaurants, expensive souvenirs and the hard body surfers who come here from around the world. Take a look!

Jimadore cutting pinas in the blue agave fields, Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico

Jimadore cutting pinas in the blue agave fields, Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico

Our Tequila Homepage - All you need to know! We began our own personal journey along the Tequila Trail some years ago, after living in Mexico off and on for decades. We found the reverence for this drink to be remarkable, and it inspired us to continue on, through what could be called the "Bordeaux Region" of Mexico; The Mexican Highlands. Here, you'll find the world's best tequila, rated by international tasters.

Plaza Municipal, Torreon, Cuahuila, Mexico

The colorful letters of the city's name in the Municipal Plaza

Our Torreon, Cuahuila, Mexico Homepage - a city with an underground canal, the 3rd largest statue of Christ in Latin America, parks, restaurants and more. Take a look.

Large letters of Veracruz at harbor, Mexico

Our Veracruz, Mexico Homepage - Due to its strategic trading port location, Veracruz has been pillaged, plundered and attacked by various pirates, countries and military over the centuries. Offering colonial-era buildings, regional cuisine, sport fishing, beaches, and water sports, it is an international tourist destination today. Learn more about Veracruz here.

Maya ruins, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Maya ruins in Tulum, Yucatan, Mexico

Yucatan Peninsula Home Page - The Yucatán Peninsula is a northeastern projection of Central America, lying between the Gulf of Mexico to the west and north and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Encompassing some 76,300 square miles, it includes the Mexican states of Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatán and, in the south, large parts of Belize and Guatemala. The peninsula has a coastline of about 700 miles.


Make the Most of Feasting Internationally

Can My Stomach Handle the Food in Mexico?

Comparing Various Latin American Cities and Towns for Retirement Living

7 Reasons to Move to Latin America

Exotic Travel for Less

Is Eating Street Food Safe?


Beautiful Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico

Beautiful Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico





Around Chapala

Hot Springs in San Juan Cosala

Personal Capital - Living the Village Life

Asadero, Mi Ranchito

Quick Comparison: Chapala, Mexico to Panajachel, Guatemala

Comparing Various Latin American Cities and Towns for Retirement Living

A Mexican Adventure

Eight Day Adventure around Lake Chapala

Got those Immigration Blues

A Classic Aztec-Mexican Celebration


Continuous Care - Opening Up the Conversation

Alicia's Convalescent Complex

Continuous Care Facilities in Mexico

Billy's Tooth Implant

Mural in Huautla de Jimenez, Oaxaca, Mexico

Mural in Huautla de Jimenez, Oaxaca, Mexico

Other Locations

Panajachel, Guatemala to Tapachula, Mexico

Tapachula, Mexico

City Pub, Tapachula, Mexico

Plaza de Mariscos, Tapachula, Mexico

Tepoz Nieves Ice Cream, Tapachula, Mexico


Ole Mexico....Should You Go?

 A Magical Mushroom Tour

8 Must See Places in Mexico

Mexican High Sierra 

 Mesmerizing Mazamitla

Tip Your hat to La Providencia

So Why Sahuayo?

 Mexican Road Warriors

 Colima, Mexico

105 Day Adventure

Maya ruins, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Maya ruins, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Maya Ruins in Mexico





 Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico 

The Chichen Itza Adventure

Tulum Ruins on the Beach in the Yucatan

Palenque, Mexico

Caleta de Campos, Michoacan, Mexico

Caleta de Campos, Michoacan, Mexico

Various Beaches in Mexico

 Caleta de Campos, Mexico

 A Gringo Hangout, Melaque, Mexico

 A Special Place, Caleta de Campos


More Zihuatanejo

VIDEOS, VIDEOS, VIDEOS! See Mexico for yourself! Beaches, Bars, Babes, Great Food, Live Music.

About the Authors

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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