Posts By: Carla King

Motorcyclists: Gear Up for Baja

motorcycle gear

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 »

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 »