About Us

Expats in Mexico is an online magazine by expats for expats, providing valuable resources to make moving to and living in Mexico the dream it should be. Whether you’ve already made Mexico your home or you’re aspiring to transition your life to this vibrant country, you’ve come to the right place!

Expats in Mexico was started by long-time expats Robert Nelson and Felice Arden Nelson who have backgrounds in writing books and working in magazines, and marketing and advertising. They wanted a place to help share their own expat experience and help others along the way. These trailblazers laid the groundwork for the Expats in Mexico online destinations, and now theyve passed the torch on to Sandy and Mittie to take Expats in Mexico to new heights.


Meet Sandy

A former advertising agency professional turned food entrepreneur and non-profit director, Sandy stays busy running an animal rescue she founded during the pandemic in the Mayan Riviera and has just become a flight attendant.


Raised between Rio de Janeiro and the San Francisco Bay Area, Sandy learned early how exciting it is to live across cultures.  In 2007, she happily relocated to Amsterdam with her advertising career and has been moving across continents ever since – most recent stop being Mexico City.  With four years now in Mexico, Sandy is a temporary resident ready to make Mexico her permanent home and discover as much of this rich and vibrant country as possible.

Meet Mittie

Mittie is a lifelong educator with a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing, and a longtime resident of Mexico (over 15 years!), fluent in Spanish. An avid writer, Mittie’s extensive Mexico focused overland travel blog provided curious travelers with information on the most remote corners of her favorite country. Other than getting into the most unlikely places in the 17 states of Mexico she’s explored, Mittie has traveled to another 15 countries on 5 continents. She is originally from Louisiana and currently resides in the jungle lowlands of northeastern Oaxaca.

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