You may have heard that the U.S. State Department has upped its alert about traveling to Mexico. So what does that mean for you?
First, let’s get one thing out of the way, I don’t always trust State Department warnings.
They are actually required to issue an alert if someone sneezes too loud in the Middle East.
In fact if we were to apply the criteria they use for foreign alert, to our own cities we would never even leave Cleveland.
Now the danger in Mexico is not made up, there has been a significant increase in violence, especially between the drug cartels and government forces.
But those are in border cities like Tijuana and Ensenada.
But if you want to go to resorts in the Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta or out east in the Yucatan, there is not a whole lot to worry about.
You should stick to touristy areas and most importantly travel in daylight.
If you run across a security checkpoint, be accommodating.
Take a look at the map: there are border cities and the rest of Mexico, we are talking about hundreds and hundreds of miles, and that is the real take away here.
For more information, don’t miss Mexico’s Border Cities Focus of State Department Alert as Resort Towns Push Deals.
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