Driving to Mexico - The Road Home

Driving to Mexico – The Road Home

When I left Wichita Falls, Texas and traveled the desert southwest of Texas into Mexico, I had no idea what adventures would await me. Mexican customs went smoothly, but the immigration and vehicle import process took more than an hour, at the hands of a very gruff yet extremely helpful gentleman named Pedro, who wanted to double and triple-check to

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possible tropical storm western Caribbean

Possible Tropical Storm In The Western Caribbean By This Weekend

  A very broad area of low pressure is currently forming over the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, and is expected to intensify through the week, possibly organizing into a tropical storm by this weekend. All residents in the immediate area are urged to have food, water and safety preparations. Which reminds me, I need to get down to Tulum to

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driving to mexico

Driving To Mexico – Heading East

My eyes were open at just after 9am on Monday, May 22, 2017. By now, I’d hoped to be in Puebla, some 60 miles east of Mexico City. Instead, I was about 85 miles northwest of Mexico City, after a half day of bumbling around the city of Queretaro, with no GPS guidance and a road atlas that made the

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Invest 92E Tropical Disturbance

Invest 92E Forms in the Eastern Pacific, Possible Yucatan Disturbance Late This Week

    The National Hurricane Center is watching a newly-formed tropical disturbance south of Oaxaca, dubbed Invest 92E. This disturbance is nearly, if not already, a tropical depression, and is moving north-northwest as it intensifies and moves toward the Mexican coast. Primary threats from this system will be heavy flooding and mudslides as it moves inland over the mountainous terrain

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Lost In Queretaro

Driving to the Riviera Maya – Lost in Queretaro

The trip from Saltillo south toward Mexico City had been amazingly smooth and relaxing.  The sun lit the distant mountain peaks through the morning fog. I encountered amazing sights and wished I’d had more time to stop, take pictures, and write.  But I was pushing myself to simply get to my new home on the Riviera Maya as quickly as

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Driving to the Riviera Maya

Driving to the Riviera Maya – A Dose of Reality

I’d fallen asleep writing in my travel journal – yes, dudes, it’s totally cool to keep a travel journal – and looking at maps. I’d been doing some math and figured I could make it from my current location in Saltillo, Mexico to the Arco Norte, which takes a traveler some 80 miles north of and around Mexico City, and

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Sierra Madre Mountains

Driving To The Riviera Maya – Eagle Pass, Texas to Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico

The trip began with a series of setbacks, so many that my ordeal of making it across the border will require it’s own separate blog entry, which I will write about sometime in the near future, but not now. Just take my advice: Get your pesos before you leave the states. Notify your bank that you’re leaving the states and

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Driving to Mexico: Day One – Introduction

Driving to Mexico: Day One – Introduction It was 22 years, almost to the month, that, led by a wanderlust and a voracious appetite for reading,  I’d first set foot on a little-known white sand beach on the Caribbean Coast of Mexico known as Aventuras Akumal, and fell in love. Over the years, I’ve kept coming back, and seen Cancun grow into

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