Loving My Early Retirement in a Totally Different Culture With Beth Kaestner

“If you are ready to make a change in anything in life, trust yourself, trust your instincts and be open minded.” – Beth Kaestner

If you spent 25 years of your career on Wall Street and decided to retire early in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, what could your transition look like? For some, it would be a culture shock, a hard adjustment, and perhaps you’ll go back to New York, but for Beth Kaestner, it was the right decision in her life.

Beth has been a training director for 25 years with different managed money firms on Wall Street and now she is CEO of Leisurely Country Horseback Riding Tours in San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico. In this episode of I Lab Me Lab Podcast, Beth will bring you on her journey of self-discovery, of finding her happy place. Tune in and who knows you may be inspired and find your own happy place!


Highlights of the episode …

– How did Beth Kaestner transition from her Wall Street career to early retirement in Mexico?

– Is San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico, a safe retirement community for women?

– How did Beth start her passion into horseback riding out in the country, in the open space and started the trail riding business?

– Gail’s side story about the difference in her experience in horseback riding in Montana, USA and San Miguel De Allende, Mexico.

– How big names and people were able to find Beth’s offering of horseback riding, trailblazing and pilgrimages?

– How did Beth manage to build a profitable business without the overhead and tapping into the resources of the community?

– What is the dating life for single women thinking of retiring and moving to Mexico?

– What does Beth do when she is not out there trailblazing?

– Choices for hot spring tours in the San Miguel De Allende.

– How is Beth’s driving experience in Mexico?

– Final word of wisdom especially for single women who want to do a transition in their life.

– An interesting part of the tour, riding with the cowboys in the “Blessing of the Horses in September.

Connect with Beth Kaestner:



Instagram – @horseback_riding_tours_sma


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About the Author

Gail Buck is a Certified Master Trainer of NLP and TLT®, a business consultant, Life Coach, and Speaker. She is the host of the I LOVE ME LAB podcast and Facilitator of pilgrimages all over the world.

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