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Baja California Mexico

Bloemfontein, South Africa

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

Puebla de Zaragoza

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Latest Blog Posts

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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What Will The Week Bring?

We've been planning a visa run to Texas for the last couple months. Mexico gives 6 month visas for every border crossing with no possibilities to extend it unless you leave the country. So now that we're approaching 6 months since the visa run from h***, we knew we'd...

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Future Plans for Life in Mexico

So I think by now you have gotten the picture that we love living in Mexico.  It resonates with our souls.  It matches with our spirits. We were ‘supposed’ to be all the way to Ecuador by now but Mexico gripped our hearts from the start and we have no desire to make...

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Ice Cream in Dolores Hidalgo; a Guide to Flavors

Ice cream. I haven't met anyone yet that doesn't like ice cream. My family sure loves it but after our last outing I think I am much more likely to meet someone who doesn't like ice cream since there were a few that we didn't even want to try! Yesterday we went to a...

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Is Norwex Worth the Price for Traveling Families?

We are coming up on the one year anniversary of my big Norwex purchase for Gracie last summer.  I thought it would be a fun Norwex-aversary post to tell you what has stood the test of time & travel and what has died a slow death along the road. Let me start by...

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