Thanks for Helping Us Reach One Million Views

I don’t check the stats for the blog very often, but today I took a quick look and I learned that the blog has been viewed over one million times this year alone.

Considering that we don’t spend a penny on advertising and we take weeks off at a time to travel, that’s pretty impressive.

We actually passed the one million mark over a month ago, but like I said, I don’t check the stats very often.

Clearly, our success is not due to ourΒ laissez-faire approach to website promotion, so the only logical conclusion is that the credit belongs to our readers — especially those who consistently go out of their way to share our articles and tell people about us.

Linda and I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of you. If it wasn’t for your continuing support and encouragement, we probably would have stopped blogging long ago.

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About the Author

Qroo Paul
Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul) was a deputy sheriff in Florida for 25 years before retiring at the rank of lieutenant in 2015. He and his wife moved to Mexico looking to maximize their retirement income. They later started a blog called Two Expats Mexico ( to share their experiences, as well as information about the logistical and legal aspects of retiring south of the border.

110 Comments on "Thanks for Helping Us Reach One Million Views"

  1. Michael OKeefe | November 21, 2018 at 4:24 pm |

    You are doing it right and easy

  2. Keep up the good posting, we live in Jax Beach, FL and love the Cancun area. Your are living my dream! Happy Thanksgiving

  3. Heather Peck | November 21, 2018 at 4:26 pm |

    Keep up the great work. Truly enjoy your blog and share your posts as often as I get the chance.

  4. George Corbeil | November 21, 2018 at 4:27 pm |

    Thanks so much to you both. Linda recommended an agent and we will be looking at some places in February. Hope you both have a great holiday season, though seems that is pretty much all the time for you

    • Maybe we’ll be able to meet in person while you’re in the area. Have a great holiday season. πŸ™‚

  5. Bruce Brenick | November 21, 2018 at 4:27 pm |

    Keep up the great reporting, we live in Jax Beach, FL and love the Cancun and surrounding areas. You are living my dream!
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. Robert Krause | November 21, 2018 at 4:29 pm |

    I’m not surprised. I know I personally have told about 20 or so folks, and asked admins from three or four Facebook pages if it’s be okay to add your posts to their sites, and they all said yes. I’m particular vocal about your language videos — one of the coolest things I’ve found. Congratulations — Robert K

  7. Congratulations! I love your blog and read it thoroughly and have shared and recommended often to my friends.

  8. You’re doing a great job! Thanks for all the information!

  9. Content is concise, excellent and very valuable…incredible job! Thank you! Happy Turkey Day too!

  10. Andrew Lasner | November 21, 2018 at 4:36 pm |

    I thoroughly enjoy your content and appreciate the brevity. Thank you.

  11. Congratulations, I am not surprised, read every post and I have learned so much, Will be going to Tulum in about 1 month visiting my brother who has a place there. Maybe someday I will be able to do the same.

    • Have a great time in Tulum. We might even run into each other while you’re in the area. πŸ™‚

  12. You are living what to me is a dream at the present time. But I plan to live the dream also. Thank you for keeping my dream alive.

    • We can definitely relate. We dreamed about coming to Mexico for years until we were finally able to make it a reality in 2015. By the way, we have absolutely no regrets.

  13. I’m a Canexican (Canada & Mexico) newbie to the site and you guys have become my “go to” for all my questions. Huge Canexican thank you coming from Canexico.

  14. Your articles are always interesting and informative. Wish I could move there tomorrow

  15. Congratulations and Thank you!!
    I thoroughly enjoy your articles and Spanish lessons!!
    You help a lot of people with your information and I am grateful to be able to follow your page!
    Christina from Vancouver

  16. Lisa Godfrey | November 21, 2018 at 4:52 pm |

    Thanks for taking time to write these articles and share information that is beneficial to all of us!! Need to start working on getting my Temp Residency – so anxiously awaiting your updated article on that. Thanks again!
    … IslaGirl

  17. I spend my winters on the Pacific coast of mexico and really enjoy, first your articles and info. What makes you a total rock star is your Spanish Lessons, you totally ended my struggle to grasp the language, duolingo only helps so much, you dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s for me!!! Thank You

  18. I have been following your blog for past 2 years. We frequent Isla Mujeres and just got back from a week in Isla. We are planning a trip to Akumal, looking at FEb 10th week. We plan to bring our golf clubs and play golf and want to stay in the gated community area where you guys live. We have no idea where to book a condo for the week, and how to get to the beach side when we want to go over to the beach. Having never been there, we are at a lost. Any suggestions? Just have no idea of what would make the perfect week of golf and beach and where to stay?

    • There are several condo rentals in the area that you can find on sites like airbnb and vrbo. Getting the beach side is not a problem from almost anywhere. My only suggestion is to rent a car because it is difficult to get around easily without one.

  19. Thanks for all the hard work that goes into running your blog and sharing your knowledge of Mexico! We live in Jacksonville, Florida, and fingers crossed, are making the β€œmove” next summer. Your blog has been an invaluable tool. Thanks again!

  20. Kelly Roscoe | November 21, 2018 at 5:09 pm |

    We’ve been living in Mexico full time for a few months now and still look to your informative blogs for advice and inspiration. You’ve been a significant help through every step of our adventure.

    Thank you for taking the time to write. You’re doing a fantastic job.

    Best to you and Linda
    -Ed and Kelly

  21. Even thought we are leaning more to the Pacific side, we love reading about your experiences, and take to heart your advice. Well done!!

  22. Congrats yall! Hope to see yall soon!!!!

  23. Mike and Lori | November 21, 2018 at 5:21 pm |

    Congrats! We love your blog! We will be retiring in Cabo within 5 years. We are looking forward to buying your book when it is published!

  24. Louis Lefort | November 21, 2018 at 5:33 pm |

    Congratulations for all your are doing and all the different subjects always very interesting.

  25. I love your blog!! We’ve been in Chapala, Jalisco since June 2017. I have learned so much from your blog. I have shared it with so many friends. Keep up the great work and Happy Thanksgiving to you & Linda

  26. Cheryl Laidlaw | November 21, 2018 at 5:41 pm |

    Congrats! Much deserved as the blog is very informative and well presented. THANK YOU!

  27. You’re both a traveler’s and a marketer’s dream with these stats! My clients work very hard to accomplish half of that many views in that time frame. Organic growth is the best, as you’ve proven. Produce a great product and people will find you. Your posts are clearly right on target and reaching your intended audience. You should be very proud of yourselves. Well done!

    • Thanks, Aussem.

      I actually was very surprised we had that much traffic because we take long breaks from posting. In fact, l only posted six articles from September 1st – October 31st because we were busy traveling.

  28. Keep up the fantastic info. Searching for tiny house neighborhoods in Mexico.

    • Many of the houses are very small here but I assume you’re talking about the exceptionally small houses that are popular in the U.S.

  29. Danielle Martinico | November 21, 2018 at 5:44 pm |

    Love, love, love and so appreciate this blog. We moved to San Felipe, Baja calCalifor 2 weeks ago. Your blog helped us in so many areas. Keep up the good work and thank you!

  30. Congratulation…. In my mind your Success is ….You are True to your Self ….

  31. Congratulations on the million mark! We been reading your posts for a year and half. Love it! We just move from NC to FL so we are halfway to Akumal. Thanks for all of yours and Linda’s advice! Happy Holidays!

    • Thanks for following us and enjoy Florida. If anyone asks about us, tell ’em we said, “Hi.” πŸ™‚

  32. Judy Walburn | November 21, 2018 at 6:08 pm |

    Congratulations! Love your blog, tons of great information! We will be meeting up with the Realtor you recommended soon, can’t wait!!

    • Thanks for following us and good luck on your property hunt. We might even run into each other while you’re in the area. πŸ™‚

  33. We’ve been living here (Cuernavaca) for a year and found it exceeded our wildest expectations. We’ve been kept really busy and your blog fills in the small details that we sometimes need to know. Very happy that you have the ability to zero in on all the small details. Thanks again Paul and Linda.

  34. Thank you for all your info on Mexico,it has been very useful to us! We are heading to Tulum on December 14 for a week to,find a place to live for one year starting January 15. We greatly appreciate any help, suggestions, whatever. We are looking for a two bedroom two bath condo near or on the beach. Can’t wait to be there!! Viva Mexico

    • Once you get here, you should be able to find something. The key is to not be afraid to negotiate a bit. πŸ™‚

  35. Please keep your infos coming!

  36. Ingrid Royle | November 21, 2018 at 6:54 pm |

    Congratulations, I’m not surprised that you had one million views, your blog is excellent!!!!!

  37. Your blog is the best! Your info is top notch and always current. I wish you continued success

  38. tom hamilton | November 21, 2018 at 7:40 pm |

    Congrats looking to move to playa when we retire soon your blog has been so helpful will buy you a round of beers someday thanks for your time Tom & Barb Ohio

  39. Congratulations! You deserve it!

  40. Congratulations, Paul and Linda! Your blog has been incredibly helpful and informative, not to mention entertaining. You have provided a huge amount of information that helped us make the move to Mexico. Thank you, and keep on rockin’.

  41. Thanks so much Paul and Linda. i may not respond a lot, but i really appreciate your blog. We have learned so much from you and look forward to your emails every time. Your Spanish Lessons have helped our Mexican experience more than you could imagine. Please continue your good work!

  42. Linda M Manzon | November 21, 2018 at 9:28 pm |

    Your blog is valuable and meaningful. 2 M. coming up. Thanks for doing this

  43. Wayne Miller | November 21, 2018 at 9:38 pm |

    Congratulations and Happy Thanksgiving! You are “Doing it Right!” and thanks to to you my dream of retiring in the area is coming true! I now own a really wonderful condo in Tulum where I will retire in 5 years! Refreshing Adult Beverages on me next time I’m down to visit!!:D

    • Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for following us, Wayne. I’m sure we’ll end up meeting in person one day while you’re down. πŸ™‚

  44. We moved to Mexico half-time at about the same time you started blogging. We greatly appreciate your insights and attention to Mexican law. Thanks to you, we learned that as retirees the process for getting resident status is much simpler than we’d been led to believe. This month we were granted permanent resident status and expect to receive our cards in the next couple weeks. Feliz DΓ­a de AcciΓ³n de Gracias!

  45. Ruth Williamson | November 22, 2018 at 1:06 am |

    Paul and Linda, you didn’t give credit to your high quality content and succinct format. Smart blogging formula that never feels formulaic! Figure that one out. All the best for your next million!

    I may join you or not one day, but I learn a lot and get food for thought from your posts.

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  46. I don’t know if I will ever make it there, but I love to read about it. Thank you for all you do. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  47. Tamara Cardenas | November 22, 2018 at 8:05 am |

    Happy Thanksgiving to ya’ll! Been living in Huatulco since 1991 and so grateful to have been introduced to your blog. Really helps me with life in general and fills in a lot of the blanks that I’ve encountered over the years. God bless ya’ll, keep you safe and healthy. Love, joy and peace to you and your family!

    • Happy Thanksgiving, Tamara. We just visited Huatulco and loved it. In fact, I plan to a post on it soon. πŸ™‚

  48. Clear, concise and lots of useful information. My favorite blog by far. And great Spanish lessons! Keep up the good work.

  49. Love your blog , but now too many too fast!!!!

    • I go through phases where I’ll write a post a day, and then I’ll take long breaks where I don’t write a single word.

      For example, during the months of September and October, I only posted a total of six articles.

  50. Thank you for the great insight, tips, recommendations, & useful information. My husband is spending lots of time on your free Spanish lessons while I work these last few months before retirement. Then we are off to Baja Sur. Looking forward to life at the beach. Happy Holidays. Cheers.

  51. We really appreciate the blog you write for the insights we get from them. They came in handy while we recently visited Akumal at the Villas de Rosa. It was interesting how many times we ran into you and your wife Linda during our stay. It looks like we found a condo with Tao. Our occupancy wouldn’t be until Oct 2020 but we would rent from next November till then.

    Anyway, Thanks for your work on the blog and Happy Thanksgiving.

  52. Thank you for your continued dedication to making our lives easier. I started following you while we still lived in the US. We’ve now been living in Mexico for nearly two years, and I still read every post – and sometimes go back to re-read previous ones. We live on the other side of Mexico in a different state, but your info is mostly applicable to us as well. I also love your Spanish lessons – perfectly suited for easy learning!

  53. You did Good… Keep it up and Gracias for all the hard work… Hasta manana!

  54. Wow! I remember when you just had a few 1000 followers. Good for you guys!

  55. We very much appreciate all that you are doing. The information you provide is priceless. Thank you!

  56. Madeline Contini | November 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm |

    Paul thank you for the tip on negotiating I’ll leave that to my husband! We also come from Orlando and would love meeting you and Linda maybe we could meet for dinner . We will be staying around Tulum but we’ve rented a car so any place would be fine with us and will be there from the 14 of December till the 18 of December.
    Happy thanksgiving!

  57. brenda holland | November 22, 2018 at 7:34 pm |

    your helpful

  58. Enjoy the information you share very much. It’s practical and exactly what I’m wondering about as we look forward to our own move to mazatlan. You’re doing a great service for future expats. Tu eres muy amable amigo!

  59. As I am sure you eventually find out about me, since I will living very close to you at some point in time, I am very harsh on Law enforcement, BECASUSE, out of the greatest respect, they deserve to be held to VERY high standards and I believe these days, sadly, the opposite is often true. It is partly BECAUSE you are a retired LEO, that I trust what you say, thus I read ALL of your blogs and take confidence that what I am reading is accurate and without ulterior motive. I’ve invested a LOT of money in Mexico based on what I’ve learned from you. So far you haven’t let me down. Thank you Paul!

    • I agree that law enforcement officers and personnel should be held to the highest standards. As far as the blog is concerned, I make every effort to ensure that the information is accurate. That’s why I often include citations and links to the applicable laws, regulations and/or procedures.

      Welcome to Mexico, I hope that you love it here as much as Linda and I do. πŸ™‚

  60. Congratulations! We moved to Cancun this year and had been enjoying reading your blog in preparation for our move! We were inspired to start our own blog to share our experiences and help others understand what life in Mexico is really like. Thanks for all that you do!

    • Welcome to Mexico and the popular expat hobby of blogging. I wish you great success at both. πŸ™‚

  61. Joanne Cowan | November 26, 2018 at 3:20 pm |

    I love your blogs. So down to earth and informative. It has helped me make my decision to move to Mexico in about 1-2 years. Keep up the great work!

  62. Pam and Gary | November 26, 2018 at 4:58 pm |

    Hola, Qroo Paul and Linda!! We love your blog and Spanish lessons. Our place is across the water from you guys in Cozumel. We’re not there full-time yet since I still work. Our realtor told us about your blog and I know she shares it often with others on the island. Keep up the great work!!

  63. You’re an inspiration, Paul. Vivo en Palm Springs en este momento, pero espero movar a Tijuana el prΓ³ximo aΓ±o y trabajar en San Diego. Keep doing your awesome work.

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