img_8739Hello! We are the Slobe Family – Debbie (me), Brian (my husband), Maya (our daughter) and Kubu the dog (may she rest in peace). In August 2015, we embarked on a year-long journey from our home in Louisville, Colorado, through Baja California and the Pacific Coast of Mexico. In November 2015, we landed in the tiny beachside community of Chacala on the Nayarit coast and we’ve been here ever since.

What we expected to be just a one-year adventure has turned into so much more. As of this writing (January 2022), we have been in Mexico for 6+ years. It seems the longer we stay, the longer we want to stay.

On this blog site, we document in words and photographs our family’s adventures and experiences living in this tiny village of Chacala and traveling throughout Mexico. We will also share stories of other American families who have moved to Mexico and made this beautiful country their new home. We hope you will follow along on our journey. Thanks for stopping by!

About Debbie, aka Mexpat Mama: I’m a seasoned writer with 20+ years of experience producing and publishing stories in magazines, weeklies, online publications, and on the radio, and have ghost-written dozens of op-eds and articles in my work as a PR professional for Resource Media. I also write occasionally for Mexico News Daily. Catch me on Instagram and Facebook.