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Driving my Mexican bought car into the USA as a US citizen

Hi folks, I have a car that I bought in mexico, used, that is in my name and I am planning on driving it from the Yucatan into the USA. I obviously don't want to drive it all the way through mexico only to be turned away at the border with all of my belongings, so any info is greatly appreciated. I am hoping to keep using this car - a 2008 toyota in good condition - while I resettle back into the USA. I know there are some requirements for emissions and other standards, so again - any info you all can give is greatly appreciated. Thanks
posted by MD_yeahright on Aug 9, 2016 - 10 answers

Mexico City and beyond with children?

My family is traveling to Mexico City in August for a 10 day vacation. It will be myself, my wife, and our three boys - ages 5 years, 3 years and 8 months. We're planning to spend four days in Mexico City, two near Teotihuacan, and the rest is to be determined. What are your recommendations? Is there another side trip after Teotihuacan we should consider spending 2-3 days at before flying home? [more inside]
posted by John Frum on Jun 13, 2016 - 6 answers

I'm going where? Mexico city? And Oaxaca?

I am. I leave in two weeks. I have never been to either and I don't speak much Spanish. I would like to spend a little bit of time in the Capital—maybe a day or two at either end—but most of my time in Oaxaca. Maybe in Oaxaca city. Maybe on the coast. No sé. [more inside]
posted by Time To Sharpen Our Knives on Apr 23, 2016 - 9 answers

Experience with Delta Vacations?

We find ourselves in the enviable position of having significant travel vouchers to use up with Delta, and are also in need of the most decision-free vacation possible. Do you have experience with the pre-packaged Delta Vacations, which include hotel+airfare+taxes? Can you tell me about it, especially if you've been to Hawaii or Mexico? [more inside]
posted by stellaluna on Apr 19, 2016 - 1 answer

US Citizen in Cancun, passport expired today, what to expect?

I flew into Cancun from the US yesterday and stupidly did not check the expiration date on my passport. The US Consular Agency in Cancun opens 8AM tomorrow, and my flight back to the US is at 2:30PM on Tuesday. I'll go to the Consular Agency as soon as they open, but does anyone know what I should expect? Is there a chance to receive emergency travel documents on the same day, or will I have to change my flight?
posted by Dipped Pretzels on Mar 6, 2016 - 5 answers

From Merida to Cancun

I need advice on the nuts and bolts of getting from the Centro area of Merida to Cancun by bus. [more inside]
posted by the phlegmatic king on Feb 8, 2016 - 5 answers

Learning to surf near Puerto Vallarta, MX

I've got a week to myself in Mexico, starting in mid-December. I want to really learn how to surf, and maybe do some diving or snorkeling too. I don't have a very big budget, and I'm flying home out of Puerto Vallarta, but starting the trip in Guadalajara. I'm looking for recommendations on hostels, surf schools, and other things to do in the PV area. [more inside]
posted by hackwolf on Nov 4, 2015 - 1 answer

Where to go for a February babymoon, someplace warm?

The husband and I would like to go on a trip in before we have our first child. Our ideal would be a relaxing and beachy vacation spot in the tropics (Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico?)—big bonus if it's a place we might want to return to in later years with our kid or kids! Specific resort/condo/hotel recommendations appreciated. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Oct 20, 2015 - 11 answers

Vacation to Mayan ruins?

I'm interested in planning a week-or-two trip at the end of the year to see Mayan ruins and other non-Cancun-y things to do in the region. What's good? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Sep 23, 2015 - 16 answers

Getting into and out of PVR

Going to Puerto Vallarta soon, to stay at a small hotel in the Zona Romantica. The hotel offers an airport transfer service (into town at our arrival, out of town when we depart) for about $75 (US) round-trip. On the one hand this seems crazy expensive to me, but then I've never been to the area (and it's a half-hour ride each way) so maybe it's in line with local prices. Is this service a good idea or am I fine just hailing a taxi at the airport?
posted by psoas on Jun 15, 2015 - 8 answers

Short notice one-person vacation: what do?

I have unexpectedly received a week off work from June 13th to the 21st. Please tell me where and how to vacation alone. [more inside]
posted by none of these will bring disaster on May 19, 2015 - 16 answers

Overlanding from Los Angeles to Buenos Aires: tips or recommendations?

In August, my best friend and I (both 20-something guys) begin a 5 month adventure across the Americas. We started to research the trip last September, and have basically scoured the internet since then. Instagram has proved to be a great source to connect with the overlanding community and there's a couple of good blogs out there of people currently doing the trip. Still, we'd still really appreciate if the askmefi community could weigh in. As I start to put together a detailed itinerary I'm beginning to feel overwhelmed by all the details and possibilities. Where to go? What to plan? How much to budget? And, just generally, what level of detail should I plan to? Normally I'd come up with a broad plan in a few days and then wing it but given the dangers, sheer size of this adventure, and the amount of unforgettable places to see I want to really plan it. UNESCO sites, nature, must-see towns and villages... Can anybody help us? [more inside]
posted by intelligentfool on Apr 27, 2015 - 11 answers

Last minute trip to Mexico or Caribbean on a budget

I have a week off next week, and am looking to book a last-minute trip to somewhere warm for a few days, flying from the northeast US. I'm thinking the Caribbean or Mexico, but open to other ideas. My budget is up to $700US for flights and 4-5 nights accommodation, and I don't want a spring break type trip. Am I asking the impossible? [more inside]
posted by une_heure_pleine on Mar 9, 2015 - 3 answers

Cruise advice question for two fun-loving lesbians

I will be going on a week-long cruise with my wife, parents and brothers and sisters to the Mexican Riviera in a couple weeks. I have never been on a cruise before and neither has my wife. For those of you who have been on cruises, how can we make the most of our trip without being completely overwhelmed? [more inside]
posted by rabu on Mar 2, 2015 - 14 answers

Travel: Mexico City

I am traveling to Mexico City for two weeks in in mid September, and would love some Mefite Advice on lesser known things to see and do! [more inside]
posted by velebita on Aug 30, 2014 - 3 answers

Bringing tamales into the US from Mexico

I'm currently in Mexico and will be returning home to the US in about a week. I'd like to bring back some tamales to share with my family, but I'm not sure whether or not I can bring them through customs. I've read the guidelines here and here, but I'm still not sure. [more inside]
posted by mekily on Jul 30, 2014 - 9 answers

Mexico Tips

I'm spending several weeks in Cuernavaca, can you tell me... [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Jun 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Cancun on a budget?

I'm going to be spending a couple of weeks in the yucatan peninsula with my girlfriend, mostly staying in inexpensive hotels and hostels. We're flying home out of cancun, and her parents are going to meet us there for a few days. We don't have a huge budget, but would like to spend a couple of nights at a decent hotel with a nice pool. Being all inclusive isn't important to us, if there are decent restaurants nearby. In fact, being on the beach isn't that important, if we can get to it without too much hassle. Any suggestions for places to stay? I'd like it to be less than $100 a night per person.
posted by empath on Jun 1, 2014 - 7 answers

Help plan my vacation to Mexico City!

What are can't-miss things in Mexico City and Puebla? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Mar 22, 2014 - 14 answers

Three-day trip to Mexico City - Must Sees?

What are the can't miss sights, restaurants and happenings in Mexico City from January 18-21? My boyfriend and I are going to Mexico City for a impromptu three-day trip and would love some neighborhood, restaurant/bar/cafe and sightseeing suggestions! [more inside]
posted by foodmapper on Jan 6, 2014 - 10 answers

Five days in May

Help me plan the best trip ever to the Grand Canyon? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Dec 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Heading to Maya Riviera (Playa del Carmen) next week - help us plan!

I'll be heading to Playa Del Carmen for a 5-day vacation with my brother and mom (all adults). We have three full days with nothing planned, and would like to make the most of them. Please give us ideas on where to travel along the Maya Riviera and Yucatan Peninsula! [more inside]
posted by Thanquol180 on Oct 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Central America backpacker travel porn thread.

With a month, a thousand bucks, Puerto Vallarta as a starting point, and a hot travel partner, what's our best backpacking travel option? Cross-Mexico drive? Hop down to Costa Rica/Panama? Something else? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Oct 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Flying to Chiapas (airport tgx) in Mexico

We need some travel tips on our upcoming trip to Chiapas (Mexico) for this week. Mostly your input on how to find the best flight and what cities can we visit on a 9 day tour. [more inside]
posted by ladoo on Oct 8, 2013 - 3 answers

All-Inclusives should be easy, right?

In about a month, 3 friends and I are going to an all-inclusive in Cancun. I'm fairly well-travelled, but I prefer going to cities and exploring around, so I've never done a cruise or any type of beachy resort vacation. What kind of tips/tricks does Metafilter have for getting the most out of relaxing, and drinking tropical drinks on the beach all day? [more inside]
posted by Fig on Mar 28, 2013 - 26 answers

Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende: The Scenic Route?

In July I'm flying into Mexico City for my friend's wedding in San Miguel de Allende. I have two days (or so, it's pretty flexible) to get from the airport in FD to SMdA, can you help me figure out the best route and/or means of transportation? And also what I should do for fun and/or adventure with the extra day or so I have to explore the area? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Mar 20, 2013 - 3 answers

Where can we watch the Super Bowl in Mexico City?

My Ravens-loving boyfriend wants to watch American football next weekend. [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Jan 24, 2013 - 4 answers

Travel magazines for the Spanish-language reader?

Are there any magazines from Mexico or South/Central American countries specializing in travel to the region, in Spanish, directed towards the Spanish speaking reader, that are available via subscription in the US? If so, which would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Dec 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Resort in Playa del Carmen

Flying into Cancun for a week in October and thinking of staying at Playa del Carmen - need recommendations for a hotel or resort that can accommodate lots of energetic activities AND slothful beach relaxing. [more inside]
posted by yogalemon on Sep 10, 2012 - 1 answer

Mexico Oaxaca senior home/help

Mexico Oaxaca-What is the history or background of the poor old women who sell things at the Zocalo? [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Jun 7, 2012 - 9 answers

How to have fun and avoid getting taken hostage in TJ?

Heading down to Tijuana next week. What should we do that's fun, interesting, and (mostly) safe? Are there any day trips worth taking? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on May 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Sign me up, Santa Fe?

We're considering moving to Santa Fe. Tell us what we should know and where we should live. [more inside]
posted by Flamingo on May 10, 2012 - 22 answers

Will we have trouble bringing camera equipment to Central America?

I'm trying to find out whether we're going to have trouble bringing still and video camera equipment into Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, and my Google-fu is failing me. [more inside]
posted by sabotagerabbit on Dec 15, 2011 - 5 answers

How much should we tip a driver in Mexico?

How much to tip a driver in Mexico? Two of us are getting a transfer from the Cancun airport to a resort about an hour away. The fare, round trip, for both of us, is $140 ($70 each way). How much should I tip, for each segment (airport to resort and resort to airport)? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Dec 13, 2011 - 5 answers

safety in mexico city

Travelers of Latin America! Help me understand the current general safety/travel risk in Mexico City relative to other places I know well (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo Lima, and Tacna/Arica). There's a lot of news about what's going on in the north but I know less about the DF and how it measures up - in statistics or "feeling" - against other areas. Do you know the DF and one of the other areas? What should I know? Mostly, this is to help my mom feel better about the idea of my visiting for 7-10 days. [more inside]
posted by n y my on Aug 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Things to do in New Mexico when you're working?

Things to do in New Mexico? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Aug 16, 2011 - 17 answers

Is it safe?

Is Puerto Vallarta safe to visit in September? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Jul 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Mexico city Monday

A quick question regarding tipping in Mexico City. [more inside]
posted by repoman on Jul 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Homeymoon: a little beach, a little adrenaline

Looking for honeymoon recommendations that balance hanging out on the beach and learning something (SCUBA, surfing, etc.). Relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by craven_morhead on Jun 5, 2011 - 10 answers


Mexico bus filter... can't print out my ticket! Am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by threeants on May 28, 2011 - 5 answers

What to do in San Miguel de Allende?

Going to visit San Miguel de Allende in March. What to do? [more inside]
posted by fivesavagepalms on Feb 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Where to go in Mexico

Where should I drive to specifically, going from Atlanta to Mexico? [more inside]
posted by barbudo on Feb 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me have an awesome trip to Riviera Maya

URGENT TRAVEL FILTER: Flying to Riviera Maya for the first time at 5am tomorrow morning for a 10-day vacation with my girlfriend. What do we absolutely NEED to do, and what should we be careful of/avoid? [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Dec 23, 2010 - 23 answers

I need to use six days of vacation by January 8th and would like to go somewhere warm (preferably). I am open to non-warm ideas though.

Last minute inexpensive vacation ideas to somewhere warm (preferably) [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Dec 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Tips for Merida, Mexico

Any tips for an amateur traveler headed to Merida, Mexico? [more inside]
posted by ajr on Nov 9, 2010 - 9 answers

law student needs cheap vacation, cerveza

Where can my fiance and I spend a week decompressing on a warm beach in Mexico/Caribbean/Latin America without paying through the nose OR sleeping in a thatched hut? [more inside]
posted by charlemagne on Nov 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Help us travel to Mexico?

My friends and I would like to go on a vacation to Mexico this winter. I have done some research but all the options are pretty overwhelming, so I'm turning to AskMe for your advice. Details about what we are looking for are inside. [more inside]
posted by jouir on Sep 28, 2010 - 10 answers

Please help my nice travel to Peru/Ecuador/Mexico

Please help my niece traveling from England to Peru and Ecuador with advice about where to go and what to take: what is the best netbook/mobile broadband stick/ power plug adapter to buy in England? Also what is best cellphone with pre-paid service to buy Peru? [more inside]
posted by nickyskye on Sep 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Playa Del Carmen recommendations?

What to do in and around Playa Del Carmen, Mexico? [more inside]
posted by haveanicesummer on Jul 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Taking the Family to Tijuana -- Nuts or Not?

Visiting Mexico from San Diego -- safe or not for a family? [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on May 29, 2010 - 13 answers

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