Few Americans seem to brave our neighbor to the south.
In some ways, it’s a good thing. Much of the beauty of Mexico exists in the fact that it is a truly foreign culture, but so close to home. When Americans do get comfortable in some particular area–think Cabo or Cancun–the nuance and authenticity of the place tends to fall to the wayside in favor of a vacation destination “comfortable enough” for English speaking tourists.
But this is a beautiful land, full of diverse people. Many are friendly, and nearly all are willing to help. Most people will greet you in the street. Spend enough time here and you’ll learn to love fish tacos and surfing as much as you’ll eventually grow tired of them. There’s more than just beaches and cheap living here, though. We’ve explored everything from Baja to the Yucutan, and some of the biggest surprises have been the tall, pine tree laden forests of Central Mexico, and exactly how many rumors are so far off base one wonders how they ever got started.
With that, here is everything we’ve ever written about the country.
Featured Articles on Mexico
How to Survive Mexico for Vandwellers
An Attempt at a Year in Mexico: 180 Days In
Yo Puedo Aprender: The Turbulent Roller Coaster of Learning to Speak Spanish
A Tour of Baja California: A First Timer’s Guide to Overlanding Baja
Traveling in Search of the Real Mexico
Crossing Mexico: A Family in a VW Bus via Photos and Stories
Ten Hip Towns for Vandwellers to Visit in Mexico
Quintana Roo for Vandwellers & RVers
Where to Find Craft Beer in Mexico
What’s it Like Traveling in Baja California, Mexico: Is Baja Safe?
Seven Men in La Paz: Is Everyone in Mexico a Killer? Or Do they all Just Love Families?
The Road to Heroica Veracruz
How We Pack Two Toddlers, a Teenager and their Parents into a VW Bus
The Bodeswell VW Family Travels the World in Their 1971 Volkswagen Bus
Blog Posts About Mexico
Saludos from Real de Catorce!
Saludos from Xico, Veracruz!
Saludos from Palenque National Park!
A Brief Recollection of a Year in Mexico, or Four Seasons with Five People in a VW Bus
Saluda from Sayulita, Mexico!
Saludos from San Miguel de Allende
And with the Policia Lights Flashing, Saludos from Mazatlan!
Saludos from Guanajuato, Mexico
The Wisest Owls in Mexico
Living in cities with humans.
Saludos from Los Barriles!
Saluda from La Paz in Beautiful Baja California!
Musings on Mexico, Part 1
First impressions of what Mexico, or rather Baja California, is like…