A Review Of The Expat Files Podcast

Today, I’ll be writing a review of The Expat Files Podcast.

If you don’t know what it is, I’ll bring you up to speed.

The Expat Files is a podcast that tells you what it’s like to live, work, play and retire in Latin America…

It touches on absolutely everything about living in Latin America…

The Best Cities In Mexico To Study Spanish

Hey gang,

Today I’ll be talking about the best cities to study Spanish in Mexico.

Because if you dedicate 1 or 3 or 6 months to learning a new language, you don’t want to be stuck in a lame place…

How Dangerous Is Lima, Peru?

Hey friends.

If you’ve somehow landed on this article, I assume you’re wondering: is Lima, Peru dangerous?

And I’m going to get into all that.

But first…

Your Quick Guide To Mexico City: 2018 Edition

Hello and welcome!

Today, I figured I’d draw up a short guide to Mexico City, my adopted home.

We’re talking places to eat, places to drink, safety, language, weather, transportation…

The Brave New Future Of My Latin Life

Vance here.

And I’ve got an announcement.

But, before we jump into that, I just wanted to take a few lines to thank ya’ll.

When I started My Latin Life a few years back, I never…

How Dangerous Is Mexico City?

“I need to walk off this meal.”

“You sure? It’s best to get a taxi at this hour.”

I was speaking with a friend…

How To Live In Latin America Year Round On A Tourist Visa

Hello and welcome!

Today I want to talk about living in Latin America year-round on a tourist visa.

This article should help out digital nomads (current or aspiring) and other location independent workers who…

How To Find Your Perfect Latin American City

I get a lot of emails from guys asking what city or country they should travel to.

And I do my best to give feedback, but in reality this is an extremely difficult question to answer…

Vance Bares His Soul: My Latest Online Interview

Recently, I did an interview with a friend of mine, copywriter Dennis Demori.

And covered A LOT. Online business, women in Latin America, underrated music and movies, drug cartels and my future plans for myself and my blog.

Here's the full text.

Enjoy!

Sam Zemurray: The Most Interesting Man You've Never Heard Of

Hey, folks.

Quick one today.

Recently, I've taken it upon myself to research some lesser-known figures in the fabric of Latin America.

And, man, Sam Zemurray is definitely one such figure…

Pro Niche Site Review: The Easiest Way To Make Money Online

Welcome to my Pro Niche Site review, a course by Kyle Trouble.

But first, a brief story.

Anyone who earns a living online remembers their first pay check.

It’s a sensational feeling.

Ah, I still remember my first time…

Learn Spanish. Get Girls. A Review Of Pickup Spanish

I’m excited to share my review of Pick Up Spanish with ya’ll today.

But first, a story.

My journey to Spanish competency has been long and tumultuous. It started with Spanish classes in Mexico (which I promptly quit after just a week), then moved on to audio courses (most of which I slept through) and finally to Latin music and telenovelas, with which I finally began making some progress.

Initially, my goal was simple: learn Spanish to meet women. But it took me months of stumbling through learning methods before I was finally able to hold down a basic conversation on a discotec dance floor (discotec is Spanish for "nightclub," by the way)…

The Easiest Countries To Get Residency In Latin America

If, like me, you truly love life down south, you're eventually going to want to obtain residency in Latin America.

Why, you ask?

Well, because…

How To Rent An Apartment In Latin America (Without Getting Ripped Off!)

Hey everybody.

A quick post today on how to rent an apartment in Latin America.

...Because it's not as easy as you might think.

If, like me…

How To Run A Drug Cartel: Book Review/Explanation

I re-read an excellent book recently.

A book SO GOOD I haven't been able to get it out of my head.

What's it called?

Well, you'll have to scroll to the end of the article to find out.

For now, I'm going to explain what I learned from it…

A Few Words on Expats and US Taxes

More people than ever before are pushing themselves out of their comfort zone and moving abroad. As technology allows the world to become more connected, and with the rise in the “gig economy”, many have realized they can work from anywhere.

The 7 Most Interesting Markets In Lima, Peru

And now for something slightly different. 

I don't usually write about things that are easy to find on TripAdvisor or Lonely Planet.

One, because I'll never beat them in Google, and two, because the kind of information asked on those sites is generally easy to find in 100s of other places on the Internet.

But when I Googled "best/interesting markets in Lima" today, what popped up was, frankly, wrong...

My Latin Life's 10 Most Popular City Guides

Hello,

Another quick one today.

Here are the most-viewed cities on My Latin Life. Since my city guides aren't SEO'ed, these results should be more or less organic. Number one gets 1,500 views a month, and number 10 gets 600 views a month.

This should give you an idea of what destinations are popular among Latin American enthusiasts

The Best Instagram Accounts From Paraguay

Welcome, my friends!

Today, we'll be going over the best Instagram accounts from Paraguay.

Why so many Instagram posts lately?

Well, I'll tell ya why!

My Latin Life's Guide To E-Commerce In Latin America

My latest of many money-making schemes has been in the world of e-commerce. 

I started playing around with it during my last trip to Peru. Appeared the country was ripe for it. Its economy was growing rapidly, and I certainly noticed people with disposal income in Lima, but there was a lack of cool shit to buy - many of the big chain American stores that I saw in Mexico that offered impossibly cheap goods hadn't made their way down, and I knew that import laws were pretty lax compared to countries like Argentina or Ecuador, and manufacturing costs were lower than countries like Chile or Brazil...