Retire in Mexico feat. Jerry Brown Travels

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Articles

Retire in Mexico feat. Jerry Brown Travels

Hey guys! So we’re at this peacock
restaurant here (in Ajijic). And it’s hard to come up with words about this place because you
walk in and it looks like any other store front or restaurant front. And as
you walk back, the more you walk back, the bigger it seems to get! This place is massive! I mean, it’s like everything, just about everything that we found in Ajijic is sort of this tip of the iceberg thing. Where you think you know a
part of it but that’s really just a sliver. And so we’re sitting back here at
a table and this absolutely gorgeous garden with plants everywhere,
roosters running around, peacocks shaking their butt at you because that’s what
peacocks do. How do you cockadoodle-do? There’s so much vegetation and fruit trees. I see a lime tree, a
mango tree, a banana or plantain tree, and then something that looks like apples
behind us. And so many flowers. This place is absolutely gorgeous! And guess what else! We have a special guest with us here right now! We have
Jerry from Jerry Brown Travels, and his wife Lori. And his wife Lori. So we’re
gonna be swapping stories. May even swap some stories with these chickens and
peacocks that are greeting us at our feet. Probably, uh-huh. I was trying to let one
eat chips out of my hand and I was terrified. But he didn’t, he didn’t poke
any holes in me, so that’s good. Ah! [Laughter] [Laughter] I can’t watch! Hello! So this restaurant’s absolutely gorgeous!
You would come in here expecting to be paying a whole bunch of money for this.
But, most entrees hover a little above a hundred pesos in the 100 to 200 range. Yeah, which is probably the equivalent of the fancy-type restaurant that you might
find in Guadalajara. We’re usually paying about, for a lunch, maybe like 60 to 100
pesos, so this is slightly above that. Which is well worth it considering the
ambiance. We just finished our lunch here, and if I must say, that was like the best
freaking plate of chicken I’ve ever had in a long time! We’re sitting here with
Jerry from Jerry Brown Travels and really excited to talk to you guys! Will
you introduce your channel? Well, I’m Jerry Brown with Jerry Brown Travels. And Lori here! Thank you for asking us to collaborate with you, this is great! Absolutely. Well a little bit about ourselves, what our videos are, are a little bit
different than what you guys make, in the sense, our audiences are people that are
retired. Lori and I have traveled, how many countries have we travel to Lori?
Oh it’s more than 35. Wow! We look for Countries where it’s economical to
travel. For people that maybe haven’t planned well for their retirement are
looking to stretch their budget As much as possible. Yeah, they can stretch their budget, yeah. Maybe live on $800 a month instead of needing $4,000 a month to live on. So we’ve gone to places like Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Mexico we have a lot of countries to go to, and you can see them in our videos. It’s not a travel video so much as more informational. We’ll give
people ideas, let’s say on what we spend a month for eating. So this way, people ,when they go to a country, they have an idea. Real numbers, what they can spend there. You guys said something that I thought was pretty interesting
because we don’t mention this very much either. We talked about this before.
We’re not trust fund kids, we don’t have an unlimited budget, so we’re working
with, you know, just a little bit every single day, so we’re not able to go on fancy, elaborate, expensive trips. We’re a little bit similar in that way,
and that we’re sort of always looking to be very budget-conscious,
and show that you can travel and live in a different place, like Mexico, without
breaking the bank, or without needing millions of dollars. That’s important
because today a lot of countries are very expensive to travel. And so the
countries that we look at are much more economical. Thailand. We do have one on, we are from Hawaii, and we have some on Hawaii. But that’s a little expensive! Yeah. We enjoy, you know, being able to help people, being able to share our
ideas, and give them practical numbers on how to retire with dignity. And you know,
they don’t have to worry about going to McDonald’s and eating one dollar
hamburger as a diet. And by choosing countries much cheaper to live in, your money is
stretched out so much. You can come into restaurants like this beautiful place
here, and you can afford to eat. And you know I have to throw something in here since what we were talking about before. You can go to nicer restaurants like
this. Although you should come here with the mindset that it’s probably not gonna
be your five-star, fancy, gourmet restaurant with all the standards, or all
the customs that you’re used to. It’s great food, great atmosphere, but also
kind of have that mindset that it might not be exactly what you’re used to in
your original culture. Yeah, that’s a good point. And you know, the other thing too in traveling, Mexico
in this particular case, it may not be for you. We’re blessed with a lot of
noise here. Oh yes! Rockets going up. The orchestra of Mexico sounds. [Laughter] Yeah. Mexico is poppin’ Because of the culture shock and stuff
like that. People… sometimes they get discouraged, and they expect it to be
shangri-la. They expect it to be a resort Life all the time. But it isn’t. You
know, life isn’t that way. Mexico has its challenges, but of course we love it here!
And we project that across our love for the area. One of the great things about
living in Mexico is you meet expats. You know, like we have met here. And you bond with them. We’re actually closer with our friends here then we
are with our families. I hate to say that. Birds of a feather flock together. We’re a
different breed of cat. People that have the courage to leave their own country
and come to a new place to live, It’s scary, change is scary. So you’ve
traveled to so many different countries, So many different cities, and you settled
in Ajijic, Jalisco. Why here? Okay, so in our travels, we were looking
for an Ajijic. It had all the ingredients. Our playmates can speak English. And also we’re at Lake Chapala, it’s the largest lake in Mexico. Has the largest
english-speaking library, movie theaters, It has good health care. Also too, It’s only
40 minutes away to the International Airport in Guadalajara. From where we
live, we can walk to the lake, we can go to the library, we can go to movie theater, we can go the bank, and go to doctors. I mean with all in walking distance. So that’s
our criteria. With the right shoes. With the right shoes. [Laughter] Yeah, we do have cobblestones. [Laughter] There’s no skateboarding or roller skating around here. No, no, no. With the right shoes and the right steps. Yep. [Laughter] You have to watch your step because, why do say that? Because there’s a lot of dog poop here. Oh, that too! [Laughter] There are some stray dogs. But the dogs are friendly. They’re mellow, mellow dogs. You don’t have to worry about getting bit. We’re after a richer environment. There’s a lot of volunteer work. We volunteer at the orphanage here. So the community bonds together, even More so than in the States. Because
we’re all looking for new family. Most of the people that are in Mexico are world
travelers. They have traveled, at least. And the people that settle here are used to that. The ingredients to here just resonated with us. We’re now in the center of El Centro in Ajijic, and we have one last question for you. What would you tell someone if they’re thinking of moving or retiring to
specifically Ajijic because they Think it’s the place for them? Perhaps
they’ve never traveled anywhere else. That’s an excellent question! Ajijic is very popular. A lot of people know about it, but the important
thing we want you to know, there’s many other places in Mexico that are
beautiful, they’re great for expats. You’ve got the coastal communities let’s
say like Mazatlán or Puerto Vallarta, and they’re great also. You have inland communities like
Chapala even, which is only six miles away from here. And then you have like San Miguel de Allende. Where you’re living in Guadalajara. And these Are very important places too. So don’t
limit your search on just this part of Mexico, because Mexico is a very big
country! And you may want to go to Mérida on the East Coast. There’s many, many
places, so just keep doing your research, Keep doing your due diligence, and you’ll
find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Absolutely! Alright, awesome! Be sure to check out Jerry Brown
Travels. We’re gonna link to that below. If you liked this video, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to both of our channels! And if you’re looking for more from
Tangerine Travels but not necessarily on our Channel, Jerry also has a video where
we did a cool little interview about what we’re doing. Be sure to check
that out. And! GONG THAT BELL! So you get notified the next time we put our a new video, And we will see you there. No, you need more enthusiasm! I think everyone heard that. [Laughter] [Laughter] Bye!


  • If you want to see more videos we have created and collaborated with tangerine travels. Check out Jerry Brown travels. Don't hesitate to come on over and visit us on our channel.

  • Too funny! Jerry and Lori are the ones who first introduced us to Ajijic. We later found your channel. We loved your videos!

  • I like the way Jerry Brown explains everything. They covered very important topics in short time frame. I am dumbfounded by this intelligent couple.

  • Hahahaha this is a fun one. Those people are really interesting. I like them. Well done guys. This is a great collaboration and they would help you in settling down in Ajijic pretty fast and their wealth of experience will come in handy too.

  • I knew you guys would click with Jerry and Lori Brown. I believe both your channels will benefit. It's not just younger and older subscribers, but the common love we all have for the simpler, more beautiful lifestyle available in Mexico. Stress is not an option in what my Daddy used to call the mañana mentality.

    BTW, guys…I opened a Charles Schwab account with your referral and my $100 gift was deposited yesterday. Thank you soooo much, Guys!

  • Very Happy you found Jerry's travels! I was hoping he was the collaboration you spoke of earlier! I am hopping to run into you (if you are still in Ajijic) when I my wife and I come down in October!

  • A logistics Question, other than getting money from an ATM, what methods do you to get your small peso notes (say to pay for your 5 peso tamale)? Also, you have mentioned "Change is gold" Do you have any strategies to keep yourselves flush with small coins?

  • Who the hell dislikes this videos, really? I get it in bigger channels but come on… don't be envious. Great video TTs

  • Hi.. Enjoyed it. Have caught several informative vids by Laurie and Jerry.
    I'd like to know where this beautiful is located. Looks terrific.
    Culture shock is a good thing for me. Learning and new experiences is so important and keeps me fresh.
    Thank you.

  • Yay!!!!!! Love that you hooked up with Jerry & Lori I watch them as well. Hook up with the Kennons now ~ Viva la Mexico 🇲🇽

  • I enjoy your channel! I am a Vegetarian….bordering on Vegan. How do you think I would fair on an extended visit in and around the Guadalajara/Ajijic area? Are most of the restaurant entrees {for lunch and dinner} meat/fish and animal by product based? Do the restaurants have Vegan and/or Vegetarian options or are fruits/vegetables/legumes etc. all served more as side dishes? Any thoughts would be appreciated!

  • You guys could not have gone to Ajijic and not met up with Jerry and Lori. My two favorite YouTube channels together — I had to rub my eyes! Superb!

  • Wou thats why l like Mexico cuz has a lot of thins and it is oldest Country of America whit a lot History and beautiful beaches Mexico its a World definitily

  • Because of your videos my wife n I plan to move to ajijic .I love chicago but am tired of living here .high taxes and the crime and these dirty politician's is the reason we want out . Love your show

  • What an awesome group of people! So full of life! I just love how down to earth you are. I hope someday to meet you both in person. Until then, blessings.

  • Love your videos, very helpful I am close for retirement, and looking for a place to move or live. Anyway hopefully to see more beautiful places, and keep doing such a gray and fun job. Love you guys!

  • I'm stuck age-wise in between The Tangerines and Jerry Brown. Y'all two (tangerine & Jerry) are the only 2 I match on Mexico. Glad y'all could connect. Someone needs to do a video on schools (elementary, middle, high). I want to retire early but I have kids.

  • How long can you stay in Mexico before having to leave? Also, how long does a person have to be outside of Mexico before being able to re-entering?

  • I enjoy both of your documentaries and will like to ask about the US veterans population in the area. Thanks and Bendiciones

  • What a beautiful restaurant. I love Jerry and Lori too. Great video. Thanks Tangerine Travels. I hope to meet you some day. My secret wish is to Gong the bell on one of your videos 😁

  • I'm so glad that you guys have met. I'm watching Jerry Travels for a while now and just recently I also have subscribed to your channel. We will be visiting Playa del Carmen this winter for the first time and planning to stay there for several weeks. We would like to visit a dental clinic and hopefully have some work done for much less than here in US. Any suggestions, any info to share will be very appreciated.

  • I always say, if you are open to different cultures and changes , you will have a good time. If it's otherwise, probably should just stay in your comfort zone.

  • love your videos! Last March I rented an apartment in Chapala. Have you been there? Go on a Sunday if you have not been there. The "Mali-cont ??? Not sure how to spell it ! Great lakeside restaurants! It's a slice or real Mexican values!

  • I have seen a lot of Jerry's posts. What people don't remember is that you have to have 3 times 800$ a month to qualify to stay in Mexico.

  • Hey kids ! Enjoy your videos.. What camera do you use to make them ? is it your cell phone or something special? They are great and the audio is nice and loud.

  • This clip was spot on. As a retired military man I have lived in my share of different countries and cultures. Things are different from state to state. So don't expect everything to be the same as home. Embrace the differences and enjoy life. On a side note, maybe Mexico is the right place for me. I have heard you mention the sound level a few times. My wife says, I talk to loud. That my music is loud, my laugh to loud and My to loun. So I guess Mexico is my peeps.

  • Thank you Maddie, Jordan, Jerry & Lori! It's wonderful to see the positive energy you create with your wonderfully informative videos. I'm so happy to see that you all got together! I'm subscribed to both of your channels in my research in moving to Mexico.
    Now if there was just a channel for Single "Middle Aged" non Mexican Ladies living in Mexico to add to the mix. Hmm…. there's a project idea.
    Thanks Guys for the great videos. Keep em coming! 😊


  • After watching several of your videos, I haven't seen you cook. Have I missed videos in which you cook rather than eat at restaurants? I'm interested in seeing the fresh foods available at the markets, how to cook Mexican dishes, and also the cost of cooking at home.

  • What you really need to do is tell as many Mexicans as possible how bad the U.S. is and how much better Mexico is compared to the U.S. Maybe that will stop millions of them from coming across our borders daily. We have a friend who lived there and tells quite a different story.

  • I've only been watching your videos for a couple of weeks, and I haven't watched them in chronological order, but I notice that they are averaging around 30K views each. When people give a thumbs up or down I notice the overwhelming majority of them are up. But I wonder why there aren't more people rating them. This one only (at the time of my viewing) has 1.8K thumbs up and 33 down. Another thing I wonder about is what are the people thinking who give it a thumbs down? Are they sour on life or what? I think you two are awesome and I hope you keep up these wonderful videos. You both remind me of me when I was your age. I wish there had been YouTube back then. I was part owner in a dive shop in Cozumel, but that didn't lend itself to doing all the travel that you two do. I was busy 7 days a week. May as well have been here in the USA. Laska is awesome too! My two beagles say hi!

  • I've been watching tangerini travels for a yr now
    Looking forward for jerry brown to get information and learn something new

  • Thanks since I'm retired I enjoy their channel because I'm planning on living in Mexico! I follow y'all too!!

  • Que padre seria pasar una tarde con todos ustedes l want to drink what you guys had 🙊😂

  • Wherever you go, whatever you do
    I will be right here waiting for you

    Read more: Bryan Adams – Right Here Waiting For You Lyrics | MetroLyrics

  • I went to Jerry Brown YT and got so frustrated because it is a different format than yours and all the others I subscribe to…sharing /box pops up for fb twitter?!!! WTF? PLEASE LINK???

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