Relying on your wits may get you most of what you need in travel, but to truly understand a destination, often something else is required. This something else is the perspective from someone who has already taken the journey on which you are embarking. Taking advantage of the knowledge provided by other travelers can be a valuable asset to the traveler.
In an effort to assist you in your travel planning, we are offering our own tips on travel. Covering a variety of topics from when to travel, what to expect, tours that come highly recommended, specific destinations and the necessities of travel, we hope to cover it all for you.
A continuing series, you will be able to find the tips you need on travel with Bill Bailey Travel Club. As always, feel free to offer a topic of interest that you would like to know more about. Chime in and offer your own advice or share your opinion with others. Enjoy your next vacation and make the most of your time and money with Bill Bailey Travel Club.
Frequently Asked Questions From Bill Bailey Travel Club
There are a number of topics which are the most frequently asked of travelers. The most popular topics on general travel right now are those on airlines, fees, passports and visa requirements as well as destination specific information.
Beginning our series on travel tips from Bill Bailey Travel Club we start with the most popular destination specific topics.
Is it safe to travel in Mexico?
A broad question to say the least, and the short answer is yes and no. Breaking it down further, Mexico is a large country; in fact, Mexico is almost 2 million square miles and is the 15th largest country in the world. To say that the entire country is unsafe would be a broad and incorrect statement. As such, understanding which areas of Mexico are unsafe for travel, advice on safety issues can be found at travel.state.gov.
Most violence is confined to the areas surrounding the U.S./Mexico border. Since 2006, Mexico has been fighting a battle against violent drug-trafficking organizations. As such, battles often breakout in areas where there are many people and innocent bystanders are being killed and injured. Though travel is not disallowed to these areas, it is extremely discouraged at this time. Current warnings have been issued as recently as September 10, 2010 and you are advised to travel elsewhere in the country of Mexico.
Mexico continues to be one of the most popular destinations for travel despite the current problems faced by it’s government. Although, as with any destination, travelers should exercise caution, risks for traveling to other parts of Mexico including the Mayan Riviera, are no greater than any other destination you choose and are extremely beautiful.
Be smart in your travels. Practice smart travel habits including traveling in groups, avoiding darkly lit areas, keeping your valuables out of sight and general safety rules and you can still enjoy a wonderful vacation in Mexico. Remember, your safety is ultimately in your own hands.
We hope that you have enjoyed the first of many tips and advice offered by Bill Bailey Travel Club. Make the most of your vacations and travel, use your best judgment and enjoy exploring the