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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

Las Cañas

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Latest Blog Posts

First day on the new property

So here we are setting up a home base in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. We've already talked about the good things about this place, the many reasons why we moved here, the reasons why we're trying to set up a home base. We finally found a...

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Becky’s Laser Eye Surgery Experience in Mexico

When Paul and I found out how cheap it was to get laser eye surgery here, we decided to go for it! It is roughly $4,000 for both eyes in the U.S., it was $2,000 in Thailand a couple years ago and here it was $900 out the door including follow-up visits and the...

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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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