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Lisbon, Portugal

Camps Bay, South Africa

Sofia, Bulgaria

Sacred Monkey Forest, Bali

Cabo Pulmo, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Borneo, Malaysia

Damnoen Saduak, Thailand

Elephant Nature Park, Thailand

Turtle Islands Park, Malaysia

Michigan, USA

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Pearl Farm, Philippines

Davao, Philippines

San Francisco, USA

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About the Kortmans

We’re a family of 6 who have chosen to be location independent. In early 2014, we sold our house and most of our possessions.  Our first international trip as a family was in 2014 and brought us through Southeast Asia, South Africa and parts of Europe. We’re currently planning an RV trip through Mexico, Central America and Ecuador. We’re passionate about travel and about expanding our horizons through experience. Read  more about us or View our itinerary.

The Kortmans’ Current Location

Mérida

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Latest Blog Posts

Visiting Chichen Itza and Coba with Kids

A lot of people might say, "Really, wander around a bunch of old stone buildings in the hot sun and you think the kids will enjoy it?  Sounds like torture for the parents!" I'm here to tell you it's totally doable!  Our kids really enjoyed visiting both Chichen Itza...

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January News

After some time north of Merida on the beach for Christmas we set out to visit Chichen Itza, Coba, and 6 centoes before starting down the Mexican Caribbean coast. More on Chichen Itza, Coba and the cenotes later. Today, I wanted to update you quickly on where we are...

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Christmas 2016: Christmas in a Beach House

Last year for Christmas we were in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Becky asked the kids afterwards what they liked and didn't like about Christmas that year as it was our first Christmas not in Michigan, our first Christmas not with extended family. So it was our...

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Puebla to Merida and Christmas Prep

When we left San Miguel de Allende after being parked still for 6 months we knew we'd be starting another adventure full of issues, stories and breakdowns. But we had no idea how much all of that would happen on day one! We spent the night in a mall parking lot,...

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We’re leaving San Miguel de Allende today

Yesterday was the final leg of a marathon as far a our family and Mexican "normal" is concerned. We got sick a week and a half ago. We're not all 100% healthy yet, in fact Becky has a terrible chest cough that is keeping her up at night and making her really...

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On being an IIegal Immigrant

Last week we made our visa run to Texas and came back with a loaded vehicle, it's crazy how many things break down and parts are only available in the US. So we took that opportunity. However, we had no idea how quickly we'd be headed back to the US! Yesterday I went...

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Permanent Residency or Not?

We love Mexico, living there for the last year has helped us confirm that it's a place we'd like to set up a home base in. However, when we decided we'd like to add a (non white) child to our family we were informed that permanent residents of Mexico can adopt for...

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Still in love with Mexico!

There are lots of reasons to love Mexico, and if there was one thing I could tell all Americans it would be to stop watching news/media. They only tell the bad parts about Mexico. Oh, and believe me the bad parts about the US are told here as well. (Like every mass...

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