Is It Safe To Travel To Mexico?

Posted: August 29, 2012

Author: Jessica S.

You’re thinking of taking a vacation in Mexico, but you’re concerned about reports of violence. Find out the truth about what is really happening across the border. The slideshow below is a compilation of over 50 videos, tweets, reports from major media outlets and stories from expats living right here in Mexico.

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Is It Really Safe to Travel to Mexico?

You’re thinking of taking a vacation in Mexico, but you’re concerned about reports of violence. Find out the truth about what is really happening across the border.**Updated weekly with all the latest news on Safety in Mexico-** Last Update: Aug 29, 2012

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Adventure Life Reviews Mexico Travel Safety ConcernsThe award-winning travel company Adventure Life has recently added several off-the-beaten-path Mexico tours to its offerings of small gro…
Mexico MalignedIf you look up . . .a visual defect in which distant objects appear blurred because their images are focusedmyopia in thefreedictionary.c…
Why Are We Still Talking About Travel Safety in Mexico? | LandLopersA couple of years ago when I was still a baby blogger, I wrote a post about why I thought that parts of Mexico were safe to visit. Talkin…
"I have always found it hypocritical that media creates a maelstrom of righteous indignity when this happens in Mexico" http://ow.ly/900eXJourney Mexico
I Traveled To Mexico And Came Back AliveTwo weeks ago I did something absolutely crazy. I packed a bag, got on a plane, and spent an entire week traveling in Mexico. GASP! The h…
Modern Mexico: Mythical Danger http://su.pr/As8HQn #expat #travel #ttot #tt #rtw #lp #MexicoT.W. Anderson
Safety of Mexico InterviewJourneymexico
Mexico Getting a Bad Rap – Journey Mexico BlogMSNBC has recently published an article called Time to Say Adios to Mexico? containing wildly misleading statements about safety in Mexic…
Mexico Travel Safety Still Possible http://bit.ly/JMinDC #TT #TravelTuesday #MexicoTodayCancun Is Safe
Despite what you hear, it’s safe: Mexican governor visits Texas, calls for more tourist activity – 2012-May-20I love to travel to Mexico and do so fairly often. Yes, there’s all that scary (and true) news about warring drug cartels. But Mexi…
Mexico: Our beach resorts are safeMexico: Our beach resorts are safe Prominent officials from Mexico came to Dallas Tuesday intent on convincing people there are parts of …
Tips for a Safe Family Vacation to Mexico | Away.comThe Situation Should you be afraid to vacation with your family in Mexico? Today’s barrage of headlines about the swell of drug-related c…
Violence in Mexico Old News for Travel Agents – Journey Mexico BlogA delegation of tourism officials from Mexico recently returned from a tour of several US cities including LA, Seattle, Atlanta, Houston,…
Mexico Vacation Safety – Rodrigo Esponda, Chicago Tourism BoardDiscoverVeracruzTour
Is Travel to Mexico Safe? Judging from the Numbers, Many are Saying ‘Yes’ – Journey Mexico BlogIf you’d like to take a trip south of the border for a little fun in the sun this year, don’t let those news reports put you off. Mexico,…
Are Americans safer in Mexico than at home? – Lonely Planet blogEvery week or so I get asked, ‘Is it safe to go to Mexico?’ I had always said, if you’re thoughtful about where you go, yes. But after my…
Huff: Joan Gelfand: Mexico, Safety And Other Questions Of Travel http://dlvr.it/1PYZd7 #momsMoms Today
Joan Gelfand: Mexico, Safety And Other Questions Of TravelThe news this past week has been fraught with questions about travel and safety. Rick Santorum took a pot shot, implying that President O…
Mexico Maligned http://wp.me/p2vQmR-7u If you love Mexico, read this then share.Terry Denton
16 safety tips when travelling in MexicoWhile the odds are that any trip to a Mexican resort will be a safe experience, security consultant Walter McKay offers a few tips to kee…
Mexico travel warning mapped – Travel WeeklyTo help our readers better understand where dangers really exist in Mexico and to demonstrate that most parts of the country — including…
The State Department’s Travel Advisory for Mexico Clears the Top Tourist Destinations – Journey Mexico BlogMexico is a beautiful tourist destination, and it would be a shame to let the problems in a few specific regions put a damper on enjoying…
Mazatlan Safety – An Open Letter to the Cruise IndustryI am often asked if Mazatlán is safe? Is Puerto Vallarta safe? Is Mexico safe? I am not going to sugar coat the facts, but I often think …
Travelers react to Mexico travel warning | Video | abc7chicago.com
U.S. Issues ‘Specific’ Travel Warnings About Mexico: Alfonso SumanoSpreading violence in Mexico is causing the U.S. government to issue new travel warnings telling Americans to avoid traveling to 14 Mexic…
General information and state-by-state assessments on the security situation in #Mexico: http://go.usa.gov/QDs #travelStateDept
I’m really tired of the media putting fear into people about travelling to Mexico. Say ‘si’ to a safe trip http://www.calgaryherald.com/safe+trip+Mexico/6053594/story.htmlRodrigo Esponda
Playing it safe in Mexico http://ow.ly/8auSh FF #mexicotodayKay Walten
How not to get beheaded in Mexico, by @dysmedia http://huff.to/zVFgtpHuffPost Canada
Maher: Crack a cerveza and calm down – Mexico's safer than you think17 hours ago … Mexico is not a place. It is a bunch of places, and some of them are safer than places in Canada.
Michelle Obama Declares it Safe to Travel to MexicoFreedomsLighthouse
Where are the safest #Mexico travel and vacation destinations in 2012? http://exm.nr/xpPUVr #MexicoTodayMyCancun
#Opinion- Take precautions, then crack a cerveza #Mexico #Tourism http://tinyurl.com/75tc26n by @ottawacitizenThe Mexican Monitor
Violence rising in Mexico, but much of it localizedThe attack on Calgarian Sheila Nabb in her five-star hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico may prompt the boldest of vacationers to reconsider their …
I have so many people ask me if I feel safe in Mexico……if I didn’t, I wouldn’t live here!http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/12/12/121211-opinions-column-mexico-eaves-1-2/Yucatan Girl
RT @responda: It is safe to travel "@globeandmail: A vacation to sunny Mexico? Safety-wise, you could do a lot worse: http://bit.ly/ycQKOW"Wendy Greene
#funkiestman: Not only Cancun, but more than 20 other marvelous ( and safe) spots when visiting Mexico http://bit.ly/wz3kTj by Spec…Mexico Meta Guide
Americans Moving to Mexico in DrovesPuerto Vallarta, Mexico – Recent reports strongly indicate that the highly televised Mexican drug war has not stopped most Americans from…
Do you know the five safest places in Mexico forFacebook
Drug violence: is it safe to travel to Mexico? – Journey Mexico BlogThis article was originally posted at Geo-Mexico With so much media attention focused on drug violence in Mexico, many potential tourists…
Peter Greenberg Worldwide – Is It Safe To Travel To Mexico Now?Is it safe to travel to Mexico? How can you reconcile the great travel deals with the reports of drug violence? Robert Reid, U.S. travel …
Why I Love #Cancun: Video testimonials of expats living and working in paradise. http://bit.ly/smCr3w #TravelTuesday #TTCancun Is Safe
Is Mexico Safe for Vacationing? – Fox News Video – Fox NewsThe top eight destinations in Mexico to safely visit
Op-Ed: The truth across the border – WWW.THEDAILY.COMBy Elisabeth Eaves Monday, December 12, 2011 One evening a few weeks ago I was walking around Campeche, a mellow seaside city on Mexico’s…
Resort Towns Safe in Mexico | A Canuck in CancunMar 3, 2009 … A Canuck in Cancun: Resort Towns Safe in Mexico.
Readers Speak Out About the Safety of Mexico – Journey Mexico BlogReaders Speak Out About the Safety of Mexico was originally written by Carol Pucci and has been re-posted from the Seattle Times You’re t…
Is It Safe to Travel to Mexico? – Journey Mexico BlogAccording to a recent Washington Post article, tourism in Mexico does present some dangers, but not the ones you would expect! The nation…
Mexico Safer Than Headlines Indicate – Journey Mexico BlogMexico Safer Than Headlines Indicate was written by Christine Delsol and has been republished from SF Gate Quick – which national capital…
Mexico Tourism: Facts & Statistics – Journey Mexico BlogThe following information information comes directly from The Mexico Tourism Board While there are current security and safety concerns, …
Cancunissafe
yet another great article on safety in #PlayadelCarmen from @LunaBlueHotel http://playazone.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/safety-in-playa-del-carmen-mexico-2012/ #MexicoToday #AmoRivieraMayaLaura Winfree
Put your fears aside: Mexico’s Copper Canyon is safe – and gorgeous http://bit.ly/zVjPBR #MexicoTodayNancy Dardarian
Playing it safe in MexicoSmart travelers can still play it safe in Mexico. Mark these in your vacation planners as safe: Cancun, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen on t…
Safety of Mexicosimplyvallarta

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