Jun 14, 2012 MNmom commented on Road Trip Through Hell.
Ummm, not to make you sound like a wuss...but my family just drove roundtrip from MN to Cancun along the Gulf coast this year and we had a great time. That includes two young children. We never paid a "donation" to the Policia, my husband is fanatical about it. We visited some of the same towns you did and had a great time. We actually boon docked on the beaches half the time. Mexico is safer than parts of the USA. Some safety tips: don't ever drive at night, don't get so drunk or high people see you as an easy target, and don't be an asshole to people. Also, don't get involved in the drug business. Speaking Spanish will help your anxiety levels. Your advice about a crappy looking vehicle is sound however. We never looked worth robbing, we always kept only small bills available in purse and wallet, and always make sure you have all your papers ready and organized. This year we are planning on driving to Cost Rica. We are more worried about the roads than the violence....
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Jun 14, 2012 MNmom commented on Road Trip Through Hell.
Ummm, not to make you sound like a wuss...but my family just drove roundtrip from MN to Cancun along the Gulf coast this year and we had a great time. That includes two young children. We never paid a "donation" to the Policia, my husband is fanatical about it. We visited some of the same towns you did and had a great time. We actually boon docked on the beaches half the time. Mexico is safer than parts of the USA. Some safety tips: don't ever drive at night, don't get so drunk or high people see you as an easy target, and don't be an asshole to people. Also, don't get involved in the drug business. Speaking Spanish will help your anxiety levels. Your advice about a crappy looking vehicle is sound however. We never looked worth robbing, we always kept only small bills available in purse and wallet, and always make sure you have all your papers ready and organized.