Go to Mexico

Nothing punctures misperception like actual travel. We saw it in the ’90s for Vietnam, when Americans (in particular) worried they’d get detained or deported, then discovered a budding new ally of Southeast Asia; we see it when Middle Eastern nations shame us with their warmth and kindness. And there’s ones closer at hand, like Mexico.

Despite a rise in drug violence, the news stories only tell part of the picture. And I wrote a piece for CNN.com on ‘Why you should go to Mexico.’ Fascinating seeing how ugly some of the reader’s comments have gotten so quickly.

I also put together eight places to visit in Mexico now (safely) for Lonely Planet, all picked from the 17 of Mexico’s 31 states that are excluded from any name-dropping in the US State Department’s travel warning for Mexico.

Mexico, see you later this year.

About Robert Reid

Robert Reid is a travel writer (Lonely Planet, New York Times, ESPN), travel expert (Today Show, CNN's Headline News), travel videographer (76-Second Travel Show) and travel artist (don't ask).
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2 Responses to Go to Mexico

  1. eddieMex says:

    Thank you for sharing. I work in the Mexico Travel Business…. any positive news for Mexico is greatly appreciated. Great read. I will share your CNN article with our customers.

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