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About Kerry Baker

Kerry Baker is the author website/blog Ventanas Mexico (Ventanasmexico.com) which provides resources to those considering full- or part-time life in Mexico. She is the author of three books, The Mexico Solution: Saving your money, sanity and quality of life through living in Mexico, If Only I Had a Place (a guide to renting in Mexico) and The Lazy Expat: Healthy recipes that translate in Mexico.
Latest Posts | By Kerry Baker
How Much Does It Cost to Retire to Mexico?
3 weeks ago

How Much Does It Cost to Retire to Mexico?

By  •  Lifestyle

Over a million Americans and half that many Canadians live in Mexico. Likely just as many live in the country part-time and unreported, keeping an address in the US (as I do). Living in Mexico is the answer for many who fear their lives…
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What Living in Mexico Has Taught Me About the Power of Music
3 months ago

What Living in Mexico Has Taught Me About the Power of Music

By  •  Lifestyle

The first soldiers killed in battle are the musicians, for music’s power to inspire. It can change a person’s mood in minutes. It can give form to otherwise incoherent, nascent feelings. Music can take years off a world-weary spirit…
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What Living in Mexico Taught Me About Sleep
4 months ago

What Living in Mexico Taught Me About Sleep

Last year, brain researchers warned that lack of sleep is a public health crisis. According to the CDC, one in three adults in the U.S. do not get enough sleep. On the daily level, lack of sleep causes mental distress. When you are tired…
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Prepare for a Foreign Vacation by Learning the Language
5 months ago

Prepare for a Foreign Vacation by Learning the Language

By  •  Travel

How does the idea of a road trip or a vacation sound to you right now? Pretty good, I would venture to guess. In every vacation, we take two pleasure trips. One is the trip itself. The other is the anticipation of the experience – the planning…
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How Being a Foreign Language Student Saves My Sanity During the Coronavirus Lockdown
7 months ago

How Being a Foreign Language Student Saves My Sanity During the Coronavirus Lockdown

By  •  Lifestyle

With more time and less opportunity to socialize face to face during the pandemic, there couldn’t be a better time to put your dream of learning a second language into action…
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Little Known Reasons You Can (and Should) Learn a Second Language Post 60
8 months ago

Little Known Reasons You Can (and Should) Learn a Second Language Post 60

By  •  Lifestyle

Six years ago, during a particularly difficult period in my life, a period devoid of any sense of accomplishment whatsoever (I was job hunting at age 57), I decided to learn a second language, Spanish…
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