We’re Perry & Laura McFarlin, we are the founders, creators and only employees at Can-Do Publishing, Inc., the makers of MapChick Maps & Travel Guides. People always ask how a couple from Iowa ends up making travel guides of Mexico. We started out vacationing in Cancun in 1982, and it just sort of happened! 🙂

Our first map/travel guide of Cancun was published in 1997.

We live in Iowa, but travel to Mexico often working on updates for new maps every year.

People think we’re crazy when we tell them we might eat at 10 restaurants a day, but how do we know the best if we don’t try them all?! We also walk miles and miles every day,
(it’s a good thing we’re getting exercise!)

At home we enjoy bicycling, working on our house and yard, hanging out with friends and our three very spoiled cats, Milo, Cosmo & Lucy. We have two great kids  who have done a lot of traveling with us, but they’re grown up now and on to their next adventures in life!

We hope you enjoy our website and if you happen to purchase a map, that would be great too! Let us know what you think, we’re always trying to improve and appreciate any feedback!

Safe & happy travels!


P.S. If you happen to see us on your Mexico travels, please say “hola”