A Little About Us

About Us

Welcome to Epicurean Expats!

A Little About Us

We are not 20-somethings trying to hit 30 countries before we are 30, and we are not retirees with a fixed income and time on our hands. We are a working couple who found a way to live our dream in another country before retirement age.

Is it sometimes a struggle? Yes.

Has it been worth it? Most definitely yes.

We met 10 years ago over wine…Tom owned a wine shop, and Tiffany was a wine rep. She walked in, and that was it! We lived the American Dream for awhile… 70 hour work weeks, limited vacation time, and heaps of debt, but we wanted more out of life.

A former animal trainer, Tiffany spent 13 years in the animal training field and 10 years in the conference industry.  Her passion for wildlife leads us to more adventurous locations.

Tom has worked every position in the wine industry and is a marketing genius. His passion for food has determined many of our travels.


Our Story

Lots of people dream of living overseas, but how do you make that dream come true? Every blog, article and interview talks about how “wonderful” life is, but how did they get there? What steps did they have to go through? What obstacles did they encounter?  We all love hearing about the “happily ever after”, but there’s more to the story than rainbows and butterflies. And that’s what we’re going to share with you. The good, the bad, and the ugly, and a few surprises along the way.

There will still be travel, hotels and foodie envy within Epicurean Expats. We want to become your eyes and taste buds on the ground! Our focus will mainly be in the Colonial Highlands of Mexico, specifically the states of Queretaro and Guanajuato, but we’ll also be sharing trips from other parts of Mexico.

And don’t worry. Our trips around the world have not stopped, they just won’t be as frequent this year as we discover what Mexico is really like from a local’s point of view. We feel this will help us better serve you on our travels with observing the “real life” of unique destinations.

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Editorial Calendar


Guest post on www.thisismyhappiness.com

Lima, Peru

Christmas in Central Mexico


Building a House


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  • Annie Knecht

    Tiffany and Tom –

    WOW! WOW! WOW! What an experience to find you on your blog and then to be able to meet you in person. You two are such a WEALTH of information for all things Mexico and exPat living in the highlands. We were just scratching the surface of our expat living and running into you took us from 0-100 mph in our few short days together.

    The fact we shared food, wine, appliance and furniture shopping, car details, taxation, permanent residency, medical, internet, communications,….not sure I can capture it all. Our time with you was worth so much to us as we investigate our future retirement/work life.

    You are both such a pleasure to hang out with and we loved meeting Hayley (their dog). You bring such a service to anyone visiting the region whether it’s for visiting foodie/wine types, people looking to get an authentic village experience (Santa Rosa) or looking to relocate, Tiffany and Tom are fabulous!

    I am sure we will be friends for a long time! Thank you so much for doing so much of the work!

    Hugs – Annie and Bill

    • Tiffany

      Thank you for such a huge compliment! We really enjoyed showing you our daily life here in Queretaro, from the high end mall to local fruit and vegetable stands nearby. Hopefully you return soon, and maybe we’ll be neighbors in the future!

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