Posts By: Carla King

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 »

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

Baja Motorcycle

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 »