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).