By now you have probably seen dozens of misleading headlines urging you to stay away from “Mexico”.
Since the updated Travel Warning (which has been standing for years) was released yesterday, many websites hungry for clicks have dramatized their headlines, in my opinion, and it is important to note that:
In any case, as a Mexico Travel Specialist and a frequent traveler to many areas of the country every year I feel is my responsibility to share my experience and that of my hundreds of clients both families and couples that trust their vacation time, money and safety to caring Travel Professionals.
Click the video for my full review:
Should I Cancel My Trip to Mexico?
Posted by Will Medina with LoveShack Vacations on Thursday, August 24, 2017
All travelers, no matter what country they visit, can take precautions to help ensure their safety and well-being.
- We highly recommend that all travelers purchase travel insurance to protect themselves if they become ill or injured, particularly in a foreign country, and require medical treatment and/or evacuation.
To maximize one’s personal safety and security while traveling in Mexico or any other international destination:
- Drink alcohol carefully and in moderation.
- Follow your instincts and avoid any areas or situations that seem as though they could become dangerous.
- Stay in the well-known tourist areas of the cities.
- Know and respect the laws in the country you are visiting.
- Visit only legitimate businesses and tourist areas, and avoid areas where prostitution and drug dealing might occur.
- Leave your itinerary with a friend or family member back home.
- Check with your cell phone provider prior to departure to see if your phone is capable of roaming on GSM or 3G/4G international networks.
- Do not display expensive looking jewelry, large amounts of money or other valuable items.
- Make every attempt to travel during daylight hours, and stick to main roads.
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