Melinda first set foot in San Miguel 25 years ago. Today, she runs her own yoga spa, and enjoys all the benefits of living a low-cost life in a town that has it all.
When Alan Caplan first visited the Pacific coast beach town of Bucerías, Mexico, in 1992, it was a sleepy, quiet seaside village. He and his late wife Lynn fell in love with the beautiful beaches, the warm and friendly locals, and the laidback energy...
When Kathy Machir, 66, and her husband Jim, 70, moved to San Miguel de Allende eight years ago from San Diego, she gave up golf. Golf was an important part of her life; it kept her in great shape, was a social outlet, and provided a major network for her interior design business.
To fund their travel-filled lifestyle, the couple started a company, Hungry Frog Organics, selling non-perishable organic goods—like beans, nuts, dried fruit, chocolate, and pasta.
Stepping out of my neighborhood yoga studio after the 8:30 a.m. class, my muscles aching with newfound strength and my mind clear, I feel high. The sky is clear and the sun is warm on my skin. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee drifts over me from the nearby coffee shop. The walk home is peaceful along the quaint cobblestone streets, greeting neighbors and shopkeepers (a friendly buenos días is always offered, even to disheveled expats stumbling home in their yoga clothes).