Posts By: Carla King

Off the beaten path: Getting into trouble, getting found, and getting home

By Carla King Whether you’re staying on the well-traveled routes or wandering off onto the dirt tracks to fishing camps, missions, and oasis, here’s what you need to know about trip, vehicle,  and evacuation insurance, how it really works, gear, and costs. This post is for anybody on two or four wheels, boating, hiking, diving… Read more »

A reassuring conversation about adventuring in Baja

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By Carla King This month I thought I’d share a Facebook Messenger conversation with a Facebook follower who was spooked about traveling in Baja by friends who insist there are gangsters waiting for them around every corner. It makes me happy to be able to reassure! [Conversation spell-corrected and anonymized as well as providing links to… Read more »

Motorcyclists: Gear Up for Baja

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By Carla King If you’re riding into Baja from the cool north of the Americas, how do you prepare for the hot, dry deserts of Nevada, California, and Baja? Here are some suggestions for preparing for your trip. A lot of this gear will work nicely for bicyclists and hikers, too. Cooling vests Cooling neck… Read more »

Adventures in Medical Tourism

American Biodental Technician

By Carla King Most of my friends who’ve had medical care in Baja didn’t cross the border specifically for medical tourism. For example, last year, when an off-road motorcycling friend broke his leg in several places, he ended up in Hospital Almater in Mexicali, which specializes in orthopedics and is popular with US citizens for medical… Read more »

Waste My Day: Baja Adventure Videos

Warning! You could waste your entire day if you start this post on Baja adventures over land and sea. Find your favorite adventure, explore new ones, or thrill to an armchair adventure: racing, biking, fishing, diving, kayaking, spearfishing, hiking, and herping (yes, herping) among them. Enjoy!   On the road Let’s start with episode 9… Read more »

Your Next Baja Adventure Vehicle

Carla King Discover Baja vehicles

Two wheels, four wheels, eight wheels, more? What is your ideal Baja adventure vehicle?  So many travelers drop by our place near Mulegé on their way down the peninsula that I get to hear the pros and cons of all their choices. This month, I thought I’d share some admittedly opinionated commentary about some of… Read more »

Practical advice and etiquette for Baja adventurers

Baja Motorcycle Riding

It’s sometimes difficult to know how to behave in a country other than our own and though intentions may be good, in our hurry or ignorance we often blithely pass through without knowing how we should have behaved until late in our journey. Mexicans are very forgiving, but I do regret having unintentionally blundered when… Read more »