Fishing at Jade Belt Bridge, Summer Palace, Beijing.

Expats Abroad: Emerging Opportunities

An estimated 232 million people live outside their country of origin. Author Julie Doherty Meade examines expat communities in China and India in the first part of her “Expats Abroad” series.

Mexico City skyline.

Expats Abroad: World Shuffle

In the increasingly global job market, expatriate communities are not only growing, they’re diversifying. Moon author Julie Doherty Meade introduces a three-part series on expats around the world.

A cat sits in equipales, a traditional set of leather table and chairs.

The Expat Community in Guadalajara

Guadalajara has a large and long-standing expatriate community. Here are some resources for those living abroad in Mexico including how to connect to other expats.

Brick buildings with open storefronts along a street filled with pedestrians.

Everyday Customs & Etiquette in Mexico

While good manners are universally appreciated, Mexicans know that foreigners may not understand the country’s codes and customs. Politeness, patience, and a smile go a long way, but here is some additional information to make eating meals or greeting strangers go more smoothly.

Large landmark rocks jut out of the deep blue waters of the pacific as a fishing boat leaves a wake.

Bringing Your Own Boat to Mexico

Sailing and fishing are popular activities off Mexico’s azure coast, especially along the Baja California peninsula and the Pacific. Author Julie Doherty Meade tells you what you need to know to bring your boat to Mexico.

A mural with Maya influence by graffiti artist Nunca.

Visual Art & Architecture in Mexico

Julie Doherty Meade discusses the history of visual art and architecture in Mexico, from the stepped temple-pyramids of the pre-Columbian era to the influence of French occupation on Mexico City. Read on to learn more about Mexican art—both past and present.

Surfers off the shore in Sayulita. Photo © Allison Pasciuto, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Spend Ten Days on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Thinking of moving to Mexico, or want to spend some time really getting to know the Pacific region? This leisurely itinerary starts in popular Puerto Vallarta and gives you ten days to explore the coast.