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About Us

Hola! This is Christ, Nick, & our son Gavin's blog; the official Test-Rat Expats!

So why do we call ourselves Test Rats? Well, we believe that we are an “abnormal” case study in the minds of our family, friends, and maybe generation. Who Knows? We got married back in October of 2015, and had our first kid about a year ago. We are both in our 30’s, and love traveling.

Where we come from (the central coast of California), the norm is to get married, buy a house near family, and raise babies with everyone. However, this model of life is so typical and mundane to us; we have always wanted to think outside the standard “American Dream” box…

Our Adventures

Test Blog Post 01

Test Blog Post 01

Ok, so I know we have totally jumped around in our blogs, and the last time that I wrote, we were going to live in Troncones. However, life was a lot busier down there than people might have thought. All of the things that we needed to do to survive / start out in Mexico consumed us to point that we had no time to write a blog. Sounds ridiculous, but it’s true…so I’m going to write honestly and openly about it all now. Despite what Ok, so I know we have totally jumped around in our blogs, and the…
Test Blog Post 02

Test Blog Post 02

Ok, so I know we have totally jumped around in our blogs, and the last time that I wrote, we were going to live in Troncones. However, life was a lot busier down there than people might have thought. All of the things that we needed to do to survive / start out in Mexico consumed us to point that we had no time to write a blog. Sounds ridiculous, but it’s true…so I’m going to write honestly and openly about it all now. Despite what Ok, so I know we have totally jumped around in our blogs, and the…
An Honest Look Back

An Honest Look Back

Ok, so I know we have totally jumped around in our blogs, and the last time that I wrote, we were going to live in Troncones. However, life was a lot busier down there than people might have thought. All of the things that we needed to do to survive / start out in Mexico consumed us to point that we had no time to write a blog. Sounds ridiculous, but it’s true…so I’m going to write honestly and openly about it all now. Despite what people thought back home, Nick and I worked almost every day trying to get…