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Traveling to Mexico with a Dog or Cat

Traveling to Mexico with a dog or cat is pretty straightforward, as long as your pet is in good health. There are a few rules you’ll need to follow and documents you’ll need to bring to ensure the border crossing goes smoothly. This guide outlines everything you need to know about traveling to Mexico with …

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Temporary Import Permit for Mexico (TIP) Explained

In order to drive a foreign plated vehicle in Mexico, you may need to obtain a temporary import permit (TIP). Whether or not you need this document depends on where you plan to drive in Mexico. This guide outlines who needs a TIP explains and how to get one, step-by-step. I’ll also answer some frequently …

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The FMM for Mexico Explained: How to Get a Tourist Permit

Mexico offers visa-free entry to those who hold passports from countries on its no visa required list. Instead of a visa, tourists must obtain an FMM tourist permit (Forma Migratoria Múltiple). This guide answers frequently asked questions about the FMM for Mexico. I’ll explain what the FMM tourist permit is, how to get it, how …

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Is Mexico Safe? Avoiding Crime and Scams

With all of the shocking news reports of murder, drug cartels, robbery, and kidnapping coming out of Mexico over the past decade, many travelers have gotten the idea that the country is too dangerous to visit. At the same time, Mexico is consistently ranked as one of the top vacation destinations in the world. 45 …

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Can You Drink the Tap Water in Mexico?

Upset stomach or traveler’s diarrhea is the most common travel sickness, according to the CDC. It’s so common that there is a cliché joke you’ll hear pretty much every time you mention traveling to Mexico. ‘Remember, don’t drink the water!’ or ‘Don’t catch Montezuma’s Revenge!’ Can you drink tap water in Mexico? This guide answers …

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Living in Mexico as an Expat: Pros and Cons

Thinking about moving to Mexico? I put together this list of pros and cons to help you decide whether or not living in Mexico is the right choice for you. Mexico is a popular choice for expats, digital nomads, and retirees. The country offers a low cost of living, beautiful scenery, world-class food, excellent weather, …

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How to Travel from Tijuana to Mexicali by Bus and Car

Traveling from Tijuana to Mexicali is pretty straightforward. The two cities sit 115 miles apart (185 km). Travel time is about 2.5-3.5 hours. This guide explains how to travel from Tijuana to Mexicali, step-by-step.  There are two ways to make this trip. You can take the bus or you can drive yourself. It is also …

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