Letter from a Reader: 40 Years in Mexico

David writes: Hello Felisa Churpa Rosa Rogers, At the People’s Guide website I found your name with the invitation to share Mexico stories et cetera.  I mainly just wanted to thank Carl Franz and his companions for opening up a world to which I probably would never have had to courage to visit without first getting familiar with The People’s Guide to Mexico.  In Dec. 1974, I was in Ocean Beach San Diego CA and stumbled into a bookstore where […]

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Excerpts from Steve's Travel Journal: 1995

editor’s note: When I was in high school, my mom got a job and an apartment so I could go to school in town. Those winters, my dad, Steve Rogers (co-author of People’s Guide to Mexico) went down south on his own for the first time since he and my mom got together. In 1995, my mom gave him a journal to record his travels for us.  I know other people out there miss Steve as much as I do, […]

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Good Brands of Dog Food in Mexico? A Glossary of Terms

Carl and Lorena’s beloved Poco A reader writes: Hello Carl Could you please provide me with the names of some of the better quality dog foods. I can’t read Spanish (yet) Thanks Lois editor’s note: Carl is lurking in his northern lair, so I turned to PG correspondent El Codo for some investigative reporting. El Codo: Northern Mexico, the Baja California peninsula, and larger cities are more prosperous and a person is more likely to find expensive dogs, and therefore […]

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Hotels in San Sebastian, Mascota & Talpa?

Dear Carl & Lorena, Just read your info on your trip to San Sebastian, Mascota & Talpa. We have been to Mascota (by bus) & loved it. This February are planning on going to all 3 places. Could you please tell us what Hotel you stayed at in Talpa? Thanks & happy New year, Emma Brooks Carl replies:  Hello Emma Lorena and I haven’t stayed in a hotel in Talpa — and even if we had, I doubt that I’d […]

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San Sebastion, Mascota & Talpa

Lorena’s note:  a recent email reminded me of this adventure that Karen Kulik wrote about for the original The Peoples Guide to Mexico website back in Feb 2002.   Enjoy! After bumping into Lorena in Ajijic and telling her about our really special trip, she asked me write it up for the website. So here it is. Bob and I have both spent many years traveling and living in Mexico, spending time on land as well as sailing on his boat, […]

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Letter from a Reader: Sustainable Campground South of PV

editor’s note: This place sounds pretty cool and it’s right in our favorite stomping grounds. Rich and I may have to stop in on our trip south this year…   Hola Carl and Lorena, My wife Holly & I are big fans of yours. We’ve recommended your book and website to hundreds of people over the years! We’re writing you to let you know there is a very unique new campground worth checking out two hours south of Puerto Vallarta […]

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Letter from a Reader: Raising My Daughter in Bucerias

In May I posted my own memories of growing up on Mexican time. Reflecting on what I gained from growing up in and out of Mexico made me curious to hear our readers’ stories and questions about raising kids in Mexico. I found some interesting letters in the People’s Guide archives, including Moving to Mexico with a teenage daughter? In addition, Nora Hooper kindly sent me her memories of raising her little girl in Bucerias. “It was the best place […]

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Letter from a Reader: Safe Living in Michoacan

Coat of arms of Michoacan

editor’s note: Julissa Gonzalez sent us the following letter about life in one of our favorite states. We love to hear from those of you who are still living the Mexican Dream. If you have any questions about living or traveling in Michoacán, please post them in the comments section. Dear Carl and Lorena, I was just browsing your site when I noticed that there is a lot of concern on living in Mexico.  Well, I do live in Mexico […]

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Letter from a UK Reader–Giving Blood for The People's Guide

Black-and-white photograph of a bohemian looking traveler with a mustache and bandana.

A reader writes: Hi, Just found my very battered copy and a quick google led me here – just wanted to say thanks for The People’s Guide. In 1979 I sold blood in San Francisco to help pay for a copy of your book, but unfortunately I fainted half way through (at the sight of my blood running out of me – in the UK they use opaque tubes!). The good people at the clinic decided I needed the blood […]

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Letter from a Reader: Am I going crazy, or has Mexico?

editor’s note: We love hearing from our readers, and sometimes the conversations that develop seem worthy of a larger audience. If you feel up to adding a comment, we’d love to hear your thoughts on this subject. Hi Carl and Lorena I’ve traveled with you folks for the last twenty years, and have had only wonderful fun on my trips there. Through all that time there have been people most willing to tell us scary stories about bandits and thugs […]

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