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Saturday February 24 2018

Contributing writers

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Alex Routh
Alex Routh at at info@medexplan.coms

Alfonso Gaytan

Alvin Starkman
Originally from Canada, is a resident of Oaxaca, Mexico, and together with wife Arlene operates Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast. Mr. Starkman received his Masters degree in Social Anthropology from York University in Toronto in 1978. In his spare time he takes small groups to tour the craft villages, towns, ruins and other sites. He also writes restaurant reviews and articles about life and the rich multiplicity of cultural traditions in Oaxaca. s

Brian Blackburn
Brian first visited Cabo in 1993 and immediately bought a condo to which he commuted from Canada for the next 10 years until re-locating permanently in November 2004. The all-too-often cold fronts blowing over the Rockies helped him decide when it was time to "go to Cabo to dust!” Brian manages two websites - which provides a snapshot of Cabo including places to stay, eat, investments, activities, weddings, etc. and with contacts needed when re-locating there including bankers, lawyers, accountants, mechanics, architects, etc. s

Bryan Repogle
Bryan Replogle is a four year resident and thirty year visitor of San Carlos. His family has long-visited Condominiums Pilar where they own a condo on the beach and Bryan currently rents kayaks, sailboats, and gives tours of the area. He owns and operates Team Margarita Sport fishing with two charter boats for any boating needs. He is an agent with ReMax First Choice Property Management and can help you with rentals or to find your dream home. His wife Lisa operates Ruby Wine Bar in the corner of the San Carlos Marina. Contact Bryan at, visit, (520) 232-2103, or call his cell at 011 521 622 855 5926.s

Charles Kinder
Charles Kinder has spent 42 years in the travel industry and is a member of the Golf Writer’s Association of America. Raised in a travel agency environment, he joined his family’s firm in 1962 and started his own travel agency, Viejo Travel in 1972. He began his focus on the Mexican Market in 1989, when he was given the opportunity to create Best’s Golf Guide to Mexico. BEST Golf has become the leading golf travel company specializing in Mexico.s

Coco Wonchee
Since childhood, Ajijic and Chapala Lake has been Coco´s favourite place for holidays, summer retreat, and family gatherings. Her love for art and architecture has led her to travel around the world, but she always thought that Chapala Lake was the place to retire, to write and work with a new pace and a different vision of things. When she decided to move to Chapala Lake and work as a Realtor at Eager Associates one of the most prestigious Real Estate Agencies in Ajijic she found herself immerse in a –surprisingly- world which embraced many of her closest aims in life.s

Doug Bower
Doug Bower is a freelance writer and book author. His credits include The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Houston Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Associated Content, International Living, and The Front Porch Syndicate, among others. He is a Content Provider with Associated Content writing weekly columns. His articles have been syndicated in more than 4,294 online publications. s

Doug Jones
Doug Jones is the president of With over 30 years of mortgage experience in the US, he has traveled extensively throughout Mexico. He has been a mortgage broker exclusively in Mexico since September 2004. Doug is one of the pioneers of the mortgage industry in Mexico and a respected expert in the field. s

Ed Schwartz
many. His writings on wine, food, and travel have appeared often in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Nob Hill Gazette and the Napa Valley Register. He lives part time in Sayulita and Inverness, California. He is allergic to expensive wines and very hig h priced restaurants. You may contact Ed Schwartz at ejsprwine@aol.coms

Frank Jackson
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Frank Jackson
Frank H. Jackson, having lived in Mexico for 12 ½ years full-time, is involved in tourism development projects in the areas of project management, sales and property management. He owns Paradise Sands, C.V.; a Mexican company specializing in tourism promotion specifically in the areas of business plan development, rental property management, HOA management and real estate. He is a licensed real estate broker in Mexico and owns the Realty Executives franchise for the Cancun area. He recently acquired a Sea Side Mexico franchise for the Cancun area to manage rental properties. He is well respected in the real estate and property management areas throughout Mexico having participated in the business development aspects of many tourism projects and other business ventures, you may contact Frank Jackson at s

James Glover
has been a resident and business owner in Baja California for over 15 years. He currently owns and operates and James has purchased and sold real estate in Mexico and in the United States for the last 30 years. In the last 4 years, he has developed and assisted clients with property transactions, importing goods, and general business startups or re-location in Mexico. s

Jane Ammeson
Jane Ammeson is a freelance writer who specializes in travel, food and personalities. She writes frequently for Northwest Indiana Times, Chicago Life Magazine, AAA Home & Away, among others. She also writes a weekly food column and has authored six books. Jane’s base camp is Benton Harbor, Michigan near the shores of Lake Michigan.s

Jim Scherrer
Jim Scherrer, a retired entrepreneur from Houston, has owned property in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for 24 years, and has made it his permanent residence for the past ten years. He founded Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Buyers´ Agents, which acts exclusively as buyers´ agents by introducing North Americans to Vallarta and assisting them through the foreign buying process. s

John Cawood

Judi Shaw
Judi has lived in Playa del Carmen for 6 years. In 2003, she moved to the Riviera Maya to work in sales and marketing for Rosewood at Mayakoba. Judi has global exposure to resort real estate with experiences in France, Australia, Whistler BC, and Mexico. As owner/broker of Living Riviera Maya, she works with a team of professionals to fully support specialized property purchases or sales.s

Judy MacKenzie
Judy MacKenzie, Certified Life Coach has owned property in Puerto Penasco for 30 years and has made "Rocky Point" her full time residence since 2001. Owner/partner of REMAX Legacy "family owned and operated" in Rocky Point" since 2005. Is currently creating "choices by the seashore" a newsletter sharing pits and pieces about life on Rocky Point's white sandy beaches. You may visit her web-site at www.ourrockypointrealtor.nets

Judy Newell
Judy Newell has been a professional writer for more than 30 years, starting with United Press International. She pioneered travel to the Galapagos Islands and lived in Ecuador for 17 years. She’s now a permanent resident of the colonial heritage city San Miguel de Allende, where she owns Perfect Journeys, a custom travel company, and writes a weekly travel column for Atencion San Miguel, the English-language newspaper. Her travel articles have been published in prestigious magazines and newspapers worldwide. Contact her at judynewell@ perfectjourneys.nets

Karen Hursh Graber
Karen Hursh Graber is a food and travel writer, Food Editor of Mexico Connect and a regular contributor to El Restaurante Mexicano and National Geograpgic Journeys books.s

Linda Neil
Linda Neil is an accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), as designated by the National Association of Realtors. She is a Real Estate Broker licensed in California since 1969 and founder of the Settlement Company. Linda has more than 32 years of professional real estate experience in Mexico. s

Luis Miranda
Luis Miranda is the CEO of, which was created in direct response to hundreds of conversations with baby boomers from the USA and Canada who were seeking to better understand how they could live, move, relocate, retire and/or invest abroad, specifically in Mexico, Latin America and in the Caribbean. s

Matt Rolland
Matt Rolland is a 2010-2011 Fulbright-García Robles Research Fellow to Mexico. A recent graduate of the University of Arizona in International Studies and Economics, he is researching microfinance, international migration, and regional development in Zacatecas, Mexico. In addition to his research, he loves traveling, photography, and is a national fiddle champion. You can read more of his work at mail: Mattrolland@gmail.coms

Negocios ProMexico

Patrick Hobson
Patrick Hobson is a member of ARDA (American Resort Developer’s Association) and is a 22 year resident of Mexico. He is the Founder and President of the popular Mexico internet portal, He was appointed the Director of Sales & Marketing of Mazatlan’s Pronova Desarrrollos S.A. de C.V. in 2006, following a notable 18-year career with Pueblo Bonito Hotels and Resorts. s

Raúl Jaime
A native of Mexico, Raul originally moved to Calgary in 1997 to attend the University of Calgary where he obtained a degree in Political Science. After obtaining his Master’s degree in International Relations under a full scholarship in Spain, Raul returned to Mexico where he worked for the Canadian Consulate in Puerto Vallarta. Raul has been involved in the Real Estate industry, and has obtained the highest certification available in Mexico. s

Roberto Díaz Abraham

Robin Noelle
Coauthor of the Moon Guide to Puerto Vallarta (8th edition, Avalon Travel, 2009), Noelle has extensively traveled throughout the Mexican states of Jalisco and Nayarit. Her Mexico related writing has been featured in Mexico Xpatz Magazine, The People's Guide to Mexico website, and both Englishlanguage newspapers serving Puerto Vallarta; PV Mirror and Vallarta Tribune. s

Rory King
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Seth Romans
For more information about Cabo Expeditions, please call 011 52 (624) 143-2700 or visit us at The launch of our new website will be in March, 2011. s

Shawn Bandick
Shawn Bandick is originally from Canada, a published author, and owner of One Stop Real Estate ( He can be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it or by phone at +52(984)100-5016 +52(984)100-5016 mobile 984 803 3739 offices


Thomas Lloyd
is an active real estate Broker in Quintana Roo. He is a native of Indiana, a Purdue University graduate, entrepreneur, and is one of the few real estate professionals to have received Mexico's new degree in real estate and the accompanying "cedula profesional". With 15 years of experience in Mexico's business culture, he is the founder and president of, a website dedicated to helping non-Mexican buyers search, evaluate, and purchase Mexican properties safely. s

Tom Kelly
Tom Kelly has been a professional journalist for 33 years. He served The Seattle Times for 20 years, many as Real Estate Editor. Tom’s weekly real estate column typically focuses on residential mortgage and tax options for Baby Boomers and Retirees. Tom has authored, or co-authored, four books. His latest venture is “Cashing In on a Second Home in Central America”, a book co-written with Mitch Creekmore, vice-president of Stewart Title International. s

William Kaliher
William B. “Bill” Kaliher has traveled Mexico at every opportunity since the 1960s by car, bus, train and motorcycle. Although known for his Mexican travel articles he’s written for over 300 publications including The World & I, The Pragmatist and Down Memory Lane. His tour business is designed to allow small groups to experience the Mexico regular tourists seldom see. You may contact William Kalhiher at: wkaliher@gmail.coms