Water Quality & Food Safety in Mexico

When traveling, it’s always important to be cautious when it comes to your diet. If you’re looking to visit or live in Mexico, here’s some essential information about drinking water and consuming food.

Driving to Puerto Vallarta from the United States

If you’re adventurous and like going to out-of-the-way places, but you still want to have all the comforts of home, you may enjoy driving your own car or RV to Puerto Vallarta. Author Justin Henderson covers the essentials for motoring in Mexico: routes, fuel costs, car repair, insurance, and various safety tips.

Brazil’s Beach Culture: Dos and Don’ts

In Rio, the beach is a fundamental part of life, and the locals abide by various cultural habits and codes. If you want to blend in, check out this list of dos and don’ts from Brazil expert Michael Sommers.

Avoiding Identity Theft While on Vacation

Identity theft is, unfortunately, one of the many pitfalls of traveling. Veteran traveler and American Nomad, Laura Martone, offers up some handy tips to keep your identity safe while out adventuring on the road.

Money-Saving Travel Tips from Nomadic Matt

Laura Martone reviews a book by Nomadic Matt that aims to teach you to how to travel the world without breaking the bank. Our American Nomad gives it a thumbs up and refers you to some great tips for budget US travel and travel abroad.

Crime in Nicaragua

Believe it or not, Nicaragua was considered one of the safer countries in all of Latin America for a few years, though tourism-related crimes like petty theft and scam artists (and the occasional robbery and assault) sometimes occur, usually at night and involving alcohol. There have also been some problems with carjackings by criminals posing as police.