Helpful Online Tips for Visiting Mexico
Thinking about a trip to Mexico? If so, you'll be joining 10 million other Americans who traveled there during the first half of this year, almost twice as many as flew to Europe, according to the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries.
Crime and drug-related violence are real, but they affect mainly cities and neighborhoods where tourists rarely go, one reason Alaska Airlines continues to fill daily flights from Seattle to nine destinations, including Mexico City.
Still, travelers would be foolish to plan trips without doing their homework.
One of my favorites is Mexconnect (www.mexconnect.com), an electronic library with a searchable and cross-indexed database of more than 4,000 articles on Mexican travel, food, arts, culture and history.