Posts By: Carla King

The economics of a Baja adventure: an events and books review

Baja attracts a wide variety of personalities: Corporate life escapees in RVs, 4x4s, truck trailers, or expensive dual-sport motorcycles. Off-road racers with million-dollar machines. Millennials hauling backpacks or pedaling fat-tired bicycles. Tour groups buzzing across the landscape on dirt bikes. Retirees parked under a palapa with kayaks and cribbage tables. Surfers in vans. Sailors, fishers,… Read more »

Adventure Motorcycle Hangouts in Baja

Wanna be where the adventure bikers are? Sure you do! Here’s a list of frequent hangouts for motorcyclists. Baja 4x4s and dune buggies show up at these places, too. We don’t mind! From north to south: Coyote Cal’s Mike’s Sky Rancho Coco’s Corner Posada Concepcion   – Baja ADV (that’s me!)   – Black Dog Cycle… Read more »

A Choice of Adventure Expeditions by Air, Land, and Sea

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Baja offers adventures by air, land, and sea, plane, boat, kayak, motorcycle, ATV, and even by mule. Don’t want to do it yourself? Here’s a roundup of tour operators in every category who will handle it for you, offering really exciting opportunities for your Baja adventure. The season is coming up soon, so start making plans… Read more »

Packing List for Your Baja Motorcycle Adventure

Carla King, KLR Motorcycle, Packing

I offer this packing list as a starting point for your own Baja moto adventure knowing that if you’re riding a BMW GS Adventure your list will be different than somebody who’s cruising on their Harley or single-tracking on a KTM 500 EXC. Likewise, if you’re sticking to the road and moteling it, your load… Read more »

Boating Gear for Your Overland Adventures

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Whenever I go to a boat show I’m reminded that a lot of marine-quality exploration gear and equipment can be used by overlanders traveling Baja in RVs, vans, 4x4s, trucks, and even motorcycles. Here are my picks for overlanders from my trip to the Newport Beach Boat Show last weekend. Mini-scuba/snorkel kit Spare air vest… Read more »

An Off-Road Exploration of San Juanico, San José Comondú, and La Purísima

Mission San Jose de Comondu, Baja, BCS, Mulege, Loreto

By Carla King Travelers who visit us in Posada Concepción study our atlas trying to find a good route across the peninsula to San Juanico, San José Comondú, and La Purísima. All the roads look a little iffy, and they are. Weather and lack of maintenance can make it slow going and practically impassable even for 4x4s… Read more »

Where to Stop in Bahía Concepción

Playas Escondido and Cocos - photo by Carla King

By Carla King Bahía Concepción (Conception Bay) is a bay within a bay on the Sea of Cortez about halfway down the peninsula. Many travelers plan a grand tour of Baja but get kind of stuck here–and not in a bad way! La Paz, Cabo, and Todos Santos can wait for mañana. I agree! This rugged paradise… Read more »

Tis the season for motorcycling in Baja

One of the many water crossings

We had a many visitors in December and look forward to seeing more friends in the continuing cool-weather months of January and February. They came, they shared, they headed out… here are their combined experiences to entertain and aid you in planning your journey to Baja. To Panama and Ushuaia In December, David Sweezy of… Read more »

Trailering Your Motorcycles in Baja

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If you live far from the border or ride smaller dual-sport or dirt bikes, you may want to trailer your bikes to Baja. Jonathan bought his trailer about 30 years ago and has modified it to perfection for hauling bikes, an inflatable boat, outboard motor, and kayaks or paddleboards. He started with a Big Tex… Read more »