Extranjera Experience: Community and Connection in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (July 12-14)

We’ll be learning more about ourselves, each other, and this beautiful country we call home.

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Renewing Your Passport in Puerto Vallarta (or really, Nuevo Vallarta)

Easy step-by-step instructions for renewing your passport if you’re around Puerto Vallarta.

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7 Ways to Beautifully Decorate Your Home with Memories from Your Journeys

Bring your travel memories to life

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All the Jobs I’ve Worked Abroad

I’ve been getting a ton of emails lately all asking one question: what exactly do I do for work abroad?

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What’s Going on Around Here? Big Changes Coming to Joy and Journey

I’ve realized that one of the hardest things about being a woman and living outside of your “home” country is the lack of community.

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Pros and Cons of Mexico City: 9 Things I Miss About Mexico City (and a Few I Don’t)

Here’s the full scoop on what I love about Mexico City… and what I don’t.

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My Fifth Mexico Move: From Puebla to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

This move was a clusterf*ck of disaster to the highest degree.

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The 15 BEST Things about Living in Mexico

The pros of living in Mexico definitely outweigh the cons for me, and I wouldn’t mind sticking around for a few more years.

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9 Brutally Honest Reality Checks Before Moving to Rio de Janeiro

All of the information I wish someone would have been candid enough to share with me before moving to Brazil.

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The Expat Life: Pros & Cons of Expat Living

What is the expat life REALLY like?

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