Taking the Baja Ferry from Topolobampo to La Paz in Mexico

Chances are, if you’re a tourist taking the Baja Ferry from Topolobampo to La Paz, you’ve just rolled off Mexico’s splendid Copper Canyon Train (El Chepe as it’s known locally) and are looking to explore Baja California. In this post, I’ll give you all the information you need to take the Baja ferry from Topolobampo … Read more

Your Ultimate Baja California Road Trip Itinerary

Oceans, mountains, valleys, desert, giant cacti, whales, sea lions, tacos and beaches – taking a Baja California road trip down Mexico’s famous Ruta 1 (Route 1) gives you a lot to play with; over a thousand kilometres of coastline to play with, in fact. I visited the Baja California peninsula for the first time a … Read more

10 Best Things To Do in La Paz Mexico

Want to know the best things to do in La Paz Mexico? Wondering what to see, the best hotels in La Paz and where to eat? You’ll find it in this guide. I stumbled into La Paz in Mexico quite by accident. I was tired and, after a night ferry from the mainland, a little … Read more

How To Go Wine Tasting in Ensenada

Want to know how to go wine tasting in Ensenada? Want to know which vineyards to visit, which wine tour company to book with, where to stay and what to do in Ensenada? You’ll find it in this guide. Step into any bar in Mexico and the drink of choice is overwhelmingly beer. Which may … Read more

Swimming with Sea Lions in Mexico – Isla Espiritu Santo Tour

Want to go swimming with sea lions in the wild in Mexico? Then you need to take an Isla Espiritu Santo tour from La Paz. Here’s what you can expect from your day on the Sea of Cortez along with where to stay in La Paz and tour companies to book with. Jacques Couteau once … Read more

Visiting Tijuana from San Diego – The Ultimate Guide

Baja California Road Trip Itinerary Beach in Tijuana

Want to know how to get to Tijuana from San Diego, the best things to do in Tijuana, where to stay and is Tijuana safe to visit? In his guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about visiting Tijuana from San Diego. Sitting just 20 miles (32 kilometres) south of San Diego, it’s hard … Read more

Planning An Affordable Copper Canyon Tour Itinerary

If you’re looking for an affordable Copper Canyon itinerary, read on. The Copper Canyon trip had been on my ‘bucket list’ for years but, to be honest, fear of straying into Narco territory put me off. Then, one fortuitous day, I bumped into a girl from the Netherlands. She was tiny (smaller then my 5ft … Read more

The Copper Canyon Travel Guide: Planning Your Trip

Affordable copper canyon tour itinerary divisidero view hotel walk

Depending on the metrics you use, the Copper Canyon in Mexico is either four or seven times larger than the Grand Canyon in the USA. But that difference between four and seven times hardly seems relevant – you just need to grasp that the Copper Canyon is immense and, if you take the train through it, … Read more

2014: My Year Told In Pictures of Sunsets

Pictures of Sunsets

As the sun (almost) sets on 2014 I’m so happy to be sitting here writing these words: “I’ve had an amazing year of travel”. They’re the kind of words that can make people want to push your smug little face into the dirt, but I hope you’ll forgive my boasting because my amazing year of … Read more

Is Mexico Safe? From someone who’s been (pt.2)

Is Mexico Safe

This is part 2 of a two-part article looking at the question Is Mexico Safe?  In Part 1 I look at some of the main fears people have about visiting Mexico and compare those fears to recent (2013-2014) crime statistics in the country. You may want to read part one first. In this, part two, I will share my … Read more