Traveler Tuesday – Cassie of Mexico Cassie
Growing up the way I did, I don't think anything of uprooting a family and moving them across the country or the globe, my childhood was full of exploration and enrichment that only travel and living in a foreign country can bring. I love the fact that Cassie of Mexico Cassie visited Mexico on her honeymoon, fell in love and moved her whole life there!
Let’s meet Cassie!
 When and how did you become a traveler?
I think I've always been a traveler. My parents love to travel and always took us on interesting holidays. I'm from the UK and it's pretty normal (or at least it was before university fees arrived) to take a Gap Year between school and university. I took one, had the time of my life and never looked back. I have worked, lived and traveled all over the world.
 What kind of traveler do you define yourself as?
That's tricky. I haven't tried to label myself before. Maybe ‘thoughtful'. I'm not always in a position to be a ‘slow traveler' but I definitely love getting to know somewhere properly. I like to understand things, places, people and culture. If I'm going somewhere new I will generally try and find out about the politics and language before we go and I'll always find some translated literature too as I love the insights you get from reading novels written by locals.
 Which country do you come from/call home?
I'm from the UK but I live in Mexico. I'm in the in-between stage where I feel guilty if I call the UK home because we've lived in Mexico for a while now and I love living here.
 What do you crave from home when you are traveling?
It's usually food related! Good cheese, baked beans from the UK and now habanero salsa and good tacos if I move outside of Mexico.
 Tell us about your blog
My blog is called mexicocassie.com. I write about exploring Mexico with a side helping of taking the kids along.
The feedback I get always comments on the quality of my writing, the honesty and the humour. I'm pretty proud of that.
 What do you love most about traveling?
I love exploring, seeing new things. Now that I travel with my kids I love watching them embrace new experiences and trying new things. I love that my kids will never think that the UK is the centre of the world or that our culture is better or more important than anyone else's. I'm so grateful to be able to show my kids how we want them to be and to have them think it's normal to interact with different people and cultures on a daily basis.
 What do you dislike about traveling?
Never knowing where I will be able to wash clothes. I don't think I cared much before we had kids but now it's exhausting.
 How do you prepare for a trip?
I find blogs I like, blogs from people who have taken care to get to know a place and want to share their passion. I google and show the kids pictures of where we're going. And I read novels, as I said above.
 You have won the lottery, now tell us where you want to live.
Right here in Mexico. We made the active decision to leave the UK and move here. I'm so grateful to Mexico for having us.
 Travel essentials – 3 things you always travel with.
Kindle. Pen. Swimming stuff.
 What is your favorite article of clothing?
 Your single most treasured personal possession.
Ummmm. Not sure I have one. Oh, maybe a random old lighter- gramaphone that belonged to my grandmother. We used to play the one record it played (because it was a lighter, not a real gramaphone) and dance around the room when we were kids. When she died it was the one thing I wanted to keep of hers.
 Do you have a piece of advice for bloggers starting out?
Be yourself. Sure, find a niche but be you. Don't try and copy. And if you're serious, accept that this is a long game.
 What are three other blogs that inspire you?
I don't know about ‘inspire' but the blogs I really enjoy at the moment are: XYU and Beyond by Faith Coates, Sophie Bellamy's Table for One Travel and Catherine Ryan Gregory's To and Fro Fam.
Cassie's Lightning Round of Favorites
Airport: Don't have one. Love watching other people's excitement don't love airports for me. Don't like the Vienna airport though!
Mode of Transportation: Walking
Window or aisle: Aisle
City: At the moment Mexico City
Country: Mexico or Japan or Namibia. Can't choose.
Travel Gear: Casual and comfortable shorts
Travel snack: Nuts
Song: Buster Scruggs theme song. Haven't seen it but my kids are obsessed so it's our family soundtrack at the moment. Otherwise, ‘Casitas De Barrio Alto' by Victor Jara.
You can keep up with Cassie on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and of course on her blog. Wherever you catch her, I am sure you will enjoy her adventures!
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How fun! I love the idea of picking up and moving to a different country.
I love these highlights 🙂 I also find blogs and google places before going.
I love it that she things she misses from UK are food related. Many things that makes me homesick is food related too!
What an incredible lifestyle! As a bit of a homebody, I’m envious of those who pack light and travel often!
This is great! I would love to travel so much more with my kiddos!
Ugh love Mexico!! I actually lived in Mexico for a year and a half!
The Kindle is on my list of travel essentials too! And how awesome to go from the UK to Mexico.
I love Cassie and her blog!!! Thank you so much for profiling her. Her writing is so fresh, honest, authentic and full of humor. Also, I’m honored she gave me a shout-out as a blog she likes and reads! We met about a year ago and I felt so lucky to get our families together when my kids and I went to Mexico a few months ago. Quick, everyone go read Cassie’s blog!
Sure sounds like Cassie is having a great adventure in Mexico! Thank you for sharing more info about her and the blog.
So awesome that you interview such interesting people. Getting to know other bloggers that have a love of travel is so wonderful and inspiring. Getting to know Cassie – I can relate to her being in limbo as far as which place to call home. There was a time I couldn’t figure it out for myself because I loved where I used to live but I was still in the in-between stage and needed to give my new home a chance to be considered “home”. Also I love her travel essentials! So simple 🙂
It’s funny she mentions baked beans as (UK) beans on toast is my go-to breakfast when I’m back visiting Scotland!