Posts By: Carla King

Exploring San Juanico Scorpion Bay

San Juanico camping

By Carla King In my last post you’ll find the trip report from Mulegé to San Juanico (Scorpion Bay) the hard way and the easy way. San Juanico is a fishing village on a protected, south-facing bay on the Pacific side of Baja Sur. It’s said that surfers in the 1970s attempted to hide its… Read more »

Trip Report: Bahía Concepción to La Purísima and San Juanico

By Carla King From Mulegé to Scorpion Bay I strapped my paddleboard to the roof rack and threw some basic camping gear into the Tacoma to explore the off-pavement route west to San Juanico, also called Scorpion Bay. It’s a protected, south-facing bay famous with surfers for its regular point breaks but I looked forward… Read more »

Border to Baja Bahia Concepción Road Trip Report

Tacoma Catavina Carla King

Follow me home to Bahía Concepción via the San Ysidro border through Tijuana, Ensenada, San Quintín, Guerrero Negro, Cataviña, San Ignacio, Santa Rosalía, and Mulegé. Crossing the Border into Baja December 29, 2018: This was my first time crossing the San Ysidro border since all the improvements. It’s a quick and easy crossing north to south (but… Read more »

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

motorcycling baja

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

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 »