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February 2017

Monkeys in Dharamsala
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Monkeys in Dharamsala

On our many rickshaw rides through the mountains near McLeod Ganj, we'd see the shadowy figures of monkeys near trash cans and wherever they thought they could find food. It wasn't until we made it down the mountain, out of the cloud forest on our way to the airport that I finally captured this footage of the monkeys gathered along the roadsides. In India, it's against the law to kill a cow, even by ...
Protestors Near Hermosillo, Mexico on Highway 15
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Protestors Near Hermosillo, Mexico on Highway 15

We'd read about protestors closing down toll booths and letting people through for free, but we hadn't seen any until we got close to Hermosillo. In this video, we drive through a toll booth for free and wave to some protestors.The 2017 protests in Mexico were due to a gas price hike of 14-20% that went into effect on January 1st. We expected for the protestors to be angry, and in fact, I believe they ...
The Vacation Rental in Hermosillo
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The Vacation Rental in Hermosillo

In this video "Jesus (the vacation rental owner)" gives us a tour of our vacation rental in Hermosillo when we visited in January 2017. We drove from Nebraska to Tijuana and then from Tijuana to Guanajuato, Mexico, passing through Hermosillo on our way.Related Posts:Driving between Hermosillo and Obregon, Mexico RVers in MexicoBetween Hermosillo and Los MochisTop 6 Things to See and Do ...
Arriving by Car in Hermosillo, Mexico at Night
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Arriving by Car in Hermosillo, Mexico at Night

We arrived in Hermosillo, Mexico at night on our first visit to the city. Our experiences driving after dark in Mexico weren't scary like many people say that after-dark driving in Mexico is.Related Posts:Tijuana to Hermosillo Driving between Hermosillo and Obregon, Mexico RVers in MexicoBetween Hermosillo and Los MochisSomewhere Near Sonoyta, Mexico.Arriving in Hermosillo, ...
Driving from Obregon to Mazatlan, Mexico
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Driving from Obregon to Mazatlan, Mexico

In this video, we talk about the driving between Obregon and Mazatlan, Mexico.Are you thinking of RVing in Mexico? We shared the road with plenty of RVers from the U.S. and Canada. Watch this video of RVers in Mexico to see an RVer RVing in Mexico with your own eyes.See the road conditions and some of our experiences driving between Hermosillo and Obregon, Mexico in this short video.Between ...
RVing in Mexico
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RVing in Mexico

Are you thinking of RVing in Mexico?See the road conditions driving between Hermosillo and Obregon, Mexico in this short video.Watch a short video from when we were Somewhere Near Sonoyta, Mexico.It was a long drive Between Hermosillo and Los Mochis...We drove from Tijuana to Guanajuato, Mexico during the 2017 protests in January. You can watch some of the 2017 Mexican Protestors that we ...
Somewhere Near Sonoyta
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Somewhere Near Sonoyta

In this video we're driving in an area close to Sonoyta in Sonora, Mexico. The driving itself is pretty uneventful, but the landscape is interesting. ...
Driving from Tijuana to Hermosillo, Mexico
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Driving from Tijuana to Hermosillo, Mexico

Related Posts:Would you like to read our notes on driving from Tijuana to Hermosillo? Be sure to see our Notes on Driving in Mexico: Tijuana to Hermosillo, Mexico.For more of our videos about driving in Mexico, see:Watch short video of an RVer in Mexico to see it with your own eyes...yes people DO RV in Mexico!Watch a video compilation that portray the road condition and our ...
These Are Uncertain Times.
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These Are Uncertain Times.

Last year, we went to Cambodia to see Angkor Wat. It was on the way to Vietnam…the ruins of a civilization in Siem Reap that’s gone now. It was around this time last year that we were watching people zip through the city on tuk-tuks as we trekked a narrow dirt path to the site. Every night, when the sun went down in Cambodia, everything would turn a warm peachy hue and the hot and sweaty desperation of ...
Top 6 Things to See and Do in Tijuana, Mexico for Typical Tourists — By Jennifer Shipp
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Top 6 Things to See and Do in Tijuana, Mexico for Typical Tourists — By Jennifer Shipp

Tijuana, Mexico isn’t one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It’s true. But lots of people go there for dental tourism and medical tourism nonetheless and while they're there, they might as well see some stuff, right? Though there aren’t any pyramids or Sistine Chapels to see in the city, there are a few fun activities that you can do to pass the time if you’re traveling to Tijuana for business, ...
Time Warp while Driving along Highway 15 in Mexico
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Time Warp while Driving along Highway 15 in Mexico

In this video we're driving to Mazatlan from Hermosillo. We joke that we've entered a "time warp" somewhere along the way. ...
Notes on Driving in Mexico: Mazatlan to Guanajuato, Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp
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Notes on Driving in Mexico: Mazatlan to Guanajuato, Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp

We arrived in Mazatlan late on January 29th, 2017 with our two cats, Garfield and Babylonia. We’d driven first from Tijuana to Hermosillo the first day and then from Hermosillo to Mazatlan where we spent the night in an AirBnB vacation rental in a gated community. Mazatlan is a city that’s overflowing with expats. The climate seems perfect, but the social aspects of living in a city overrun with foreigners ...
My Muted Dental Nightmare: Shoulda Gotten Sedation — By Jennifer Shipp
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My Muted Dental Nightmare: Shoulda Gotten Sedation — By Jennifer Shipp

Most Americans I know have never heard of medical tourism or, more specifically, dental tourism. What is it? Why do people do it? It seems stupid or crazy to go to a less developed country for medical care, right? When I tell people that we travel abroad to places like Thailand, India, Costa Rica, or Mexico for medical treatment, people imagine dirty exam rooms, primitive and substandard equipment. The ...
Notes on Driving in Mexico: Hermosillo to Mazatlan — By Jennifer Shipp
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Notes on Driving in Mexico: Hermosillo to Mazatlan — By Jennifer Shipp

Be sure to get plenty of cash or effectivo before leaving Hermosillo on this stretch of highway. You’ll need the cash for gas and toll fees. The highways are more rough and less maintained between Hermosillo and Los Mochis (though there is road construction going on so they may be improved soon). This slows the driving down considerably.

I’ve included the cost of the tolls that I was able ...
Notes on Driving in Mexico: Tijuana to Hermosillo — By Jennifer Shipp
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Notes on Driving in Mexico: Tijuana to Hermosillo — By Jennifer Shipp

John, Lydian, and I drove from Tijuana to Guanajuato, Mexico (the city, not the state) between January 28 and January 30, 2017. I took videos along the way (See Driving from Tijuana to Hermosillo for video footage) and made notes of important aspects of the trip to make driving in Mexico more accessible to other people who’d like to undertake the journey. We drove this route in a 2008 Prius with our two ...
4 Cancer Treatment Centers That Cure Cancer without Chemo in Tijuana, Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp
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4 Cancer Treatment Centers That Cure Cancer without Chemo in Tijuana, Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp

Cancer is a terrifying diagnosis. I’ve always felt that if a no-chemo, no-radiation cure existed for cancer, that would be quite a game changer in terms of how people view the world and their lives. What would you do differently if you didn’t have to worry about you or your loved ones undergoing chemo or radiation in a losing battle against cancer? No one wants to believe that they or their loved ones are ...
How to Find Cheap Flights — By Jennifer Shipp
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How to Find Cheap Flights — By Jennifer Shipp

Since John and I are digital nomads and we have almost total flexibility in terms of when we choose to travel, we’ve had the opportunity to learn how to find the cheapest flights anywhere by following a few simple rules. A lot of it boils down to timing and flexibility. But even if you don’t have total flexibility, you can still use some of these rules to find cheap flights to almost anywhere in the ...
Driving in Mexico: Is it really dangerous? — By Jennifer Shipp
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Driving in Mexico: Is it really dangerous? — By Jennifer Shipp

I’ve heard so many bad things about driving to Mexico. I’ve seen so many movies that portray Mexico as such a hopelessly lawless place that, even though I’ve been there three other times, I still believe the hype. John, Lydi, and I drove from Cancun to Merida in the Yucatan on Highway 180D through Valladolid several years ago and that trip was so UN-dangerous as to be boring. A few days ago, we completed a ...
Travel Technologies That Make Our Lives Easier: Best Apps for Travel — By Jennifer Shipp
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Travel Technologies That Make Our Lives Easier: Best Apps for Travel — By Jennifer Shipp

I am not the techie in our family; John is. Without him, I’d rely almost exclusively on old school tools for travel. I’d buy hard copy maps and write down directions to places in a little notebook to find my way. I’d ask the locals how to get where I’m going. Admittedly I’d be lost a lot of the time. Technology is just not my thing.

John, on the other hand, strives continuously To Not Be ...
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