Mid January 2013 Blog Update Comments28 Comments


I hope you all didn’t miss me too much. I’m back from my vacation in Mexico. I think my blog was left in good hands with some awesome guest writers. Thanks everyone.

I’ve gotta say that Mexico wasn’t really what I was expecting. We were staying in a small resort town that was really dominated by American and Canadian influence. So it wasn’t the big party scene, nor was it an authentic Mexican experience. Instead it was a town that seemed to be primarily relying on tourist money. Being a tourist or beach bum is still a good time though.

Somehow we managed to be there for the coldest weather they had received in years, but that wasn’t so bad. Since it snowed in Vancouver while we were gone, I’ll gladly take some partial cloudy days and wind. Apparently the day we left it cleared up and the wind died down. At least it wasn’t too hot to enjoy things.

Overall it was a very enjoyable vacation. I got to spend some quality time with people I really care about. The memories will last a lifetime.

Anyways, I’ll share some more of my experience in the coming weeks. For now I’ve got to catch up on all my e-mails and comments.

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Again I was quite fortunate to keep getting plenty of mentions on other blogs while away. I know that is partly due to having some great guest posts, but it’s also because of how supportive fellow bloggers are. I’m going to have to buy a lot of people a beer at FinCon13 :)

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By : Jeremy Biberdorf | 19 Jan 2013
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28 thoughts on “Mid January 2013 Blog Update

  1. Edward Antrobus

    Doesn’t that always seem to be the case? You go somewhere for the weather and then the weather laughs at your decision. But I agree about the heat. My wife and I decided that the next time we go to Vegas it’s going to be in the winter so we can avoid the 100+ degree heat!

    1. Jeremy

      That’s a big reason why I haven’t been to Vegas before. I’m hesitant to go somewhere that I’d sweat my ass off too much. I really prefer cooler weather to hot weather.

    1. Jeremy

      Glad I’m not the only one who brings cold weather with me when I travel. At least we are still able to enjoy it since it is relatively warm. Having to catch up on things isn’t too fun though. Gonna be a busy weekend.

    1. Jeremy

      The tourism influence wasn’t too bad. It just made it feel less authentic when we see Canadian license plates and lots of people talking about BC. I guess that aspect did make it easier to get around and communicate.

  2. Canadian Budget Binder

    I never did fancy resorts probably why I never go to them. I like to hang out with the locals, eat with them, learn from them and tour around. Although, at this time laying on the beach sounds better than nothing, glad you enjoyed your time away mate, welcome back to reality!! Cheers

    1. Jeremy

      No it wasn’t some fancy all inclusive resort, but there were plenty of those around. My parents are renting a condo there. Since it wasn’t all inclusive we did get out and see the sights and experience some of the culture. That town just didn’t seem to have as much culture as a less tourist friendly town.

  3. Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy

    Thank you so much for the mention, Jeremy. I cannot wait to hear about your experiences in Mexico. Hope you are having a great weekend. 😀

    1. Jeremy

      No problem Jen. The weekend is going well….lots of sitting around watching sports lol. Tomorrow is back to work and my regular schedule though.

  4. Alex

    Welcome back! I’m glad you had a safe trip!

    I’m not always a resort fan, but sometimes it can make for a pretty relaxing experience!

  5. funancials

    Hope the vacation was fun. You really have a good team of writers. I actually saw a few comments from the guest writers on other blogs. Seamless is a good thing..

    1. Jeremy

      Since I publish a lot of guest posts anyway, I guess it is pretty seamless to publish nothing but guest posts while I was away. Eventually I’ll have to hire some dedicated staff writers to help out on a consistent basis.

  6. Jason @ WorkSaveLive

    If you wanted an authentic Mexican visit then that may have included getting kidnapped. lol. Hopefully the weather wasn’t too cold that you couldn’t enjoy the beach. When we went out our cruise a few years ago, it was during the time when Florida had their first freeze in like 20 years. So…it was TERRIBLE.

    1. Jeremy

      Yes at least I didn’t get kidnapped lol. That kinda stuff seems pretty common closer to the US border. The weather wasn’t too cold to enjoy things. I think it actually made us limit the amount of time we spent just laying around.

  7. Julie

    I took a trip last year to Mexico and although we had great weather the resort we stayed at sounds similar to your experience. I have to admit it was a great vacay where I was forced to slow down and reacquaint myself with books and my own thoughts… it is amazing how we are given exactly what we need at times!

    1. Jeremy

      Sometimes those kinds of vacations are really needed – where you’re actually relaxing instead of running around trying to see and do so much.


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