Nelson leaves no stone unturned in this collection of practical, honest, on-the-ground knowledge about Puerto Vallarta.
As baby boomers come of age, pockets of expat communities are blossoming throughout Mexico, with lush Puerto Vallarta topping the list as a prime destination for retiring and semi-retiring North Americans. A former marketing exec, Nelson has lived in "PV" for the past six years, entrenching himself in this Pacific Coast tropical enclave, and is using his authority to become the go-to guy for those interested in calling Vallarta home. As he writes: "The best way to learn about a place, I think, is to get to know the people who live there." While the cornerstones of this concise, easy-to-read volume include both statistical research and the author's expertise, the book's marrow is a wellspring of combined experience of some 14 expats from different fields and walks of life who have lived the city's evolution. From a medical specialist and lifestyle magazine publisher to several Mexico real estate gurus, the book captures professional and personal perspectives of Puerto Vallarta's longtime locals, some who have done quite nicely south of the border with their entrepreneurial drive. The one commonality that binds them? Each has succumbed to Vallarta's enchanting spell, many never to return to the hurried pace of North American life. Through their stories, answers from the most basic to advanced questions any potential expat might ponder are answered, from health care in Mexico, to working and investing in the country, and even sound predictions for Puerto Vallarta's future. In creating a book studded with both facts and local opinions, and in dispelling the myths about life in Mexico, Nelson has done a great service for anyone considering this country as a final destination. --Kirkus Discoveries
About the Author
Long-time expat Robert Nelson lived in the Mexican tropical paradise for seven years. He has closely observed the baby boomer generation during his over forty-year career as a marketing executive with global companies and had his own brand consultancy. He holds a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University, where he was an adjunct advertising professor. He is also Co-Founder of myinternationaladventure.com, an online international relocation guide that helps international adventurers move, live and work abroad. You can find out more about Robert Nelson at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=231822549&trk=tab_pro. Well-known Puerto Vallarta artist, Ada Colorina provided the art for the book. More can be found out about her at her website, http://www.adacolorina.com