Hi, happy Monday I decided to finish up a blog post before I pass OUT. I need a solid good night sleep to catch up from all of the traveling I have been doing lately. In the past month, I have been to San Diego, New York, Washington twice, and Mexico! And, I am NOT complaining. I’m obsessed with traveling and changing my surroundings. I think that our world has so much to offer and see and do, and it’s crazy to me to think how often people never even leave the state they grew up in. If you can’t tell by the title, this post is about my little weekend trip to Mexico. (plus i’ll have a bazillion more Mexico posts with all the outfits I took pics in haha) I’m splitting up each posts with tips and things to do, so I don’t run out of things to say in all the other posts! This particular post is about tips if you are driving into Mexico.
So, this past weekend, I took part in a media tour with OH Partners and Puerto Penasco Tourism & Convention Bureau to show you what Rocky Point has to offer. It is only a 3 1/2 hour drive from Phoenix and a super easy drive! In fact, on the way home, I didn’t even have to use my maps. Just think, it takes 5 1/2 + to get to San Diego’s beach, while Mexico’s is only an easy 3 1/2 hours away! But there are a couple things to know ahead of time if you choose to drive!
1. You need to purchase Mexican car insurance. That way if anything happens while you are visiting, you are covered! Insurance companies can provide coverage for as little as one day. You can purchase some as you get closer to the border, but I found it better to just go through your own insurance company. It’s better to be safe and have it, then sorry and have something happen. Plus, you can get in trouble if you get pulled over for not having it. Aaaand I have actually heard lots of stories of people randomly getting pulled over.
2. Don’t drive at night! There are hardly any street lights, and some roads are in worse conditions than others, so it better to see whats ahead of you while driving during the day. And the speed bumps there can be crazy high, so if you are speeding over them, you could do some damage to your car.
3. Fill up your tank before you leave! Mine lasted me the entire trip.
4. I also noticed the stoplights are a lot smaller there, so if you aren’t paying attention, it could be easy to go through one.
5. If you don’t have international coverage, and don’t want crazy fees in roaming or data, enter the address on your maps before you cross the border and it will continue the directions even after you turn your phone on airplane mode, or just bring a map.
6. DON’T speed in Ajo. They have police everywhere.
7. If you have time, stop and check out Ajo. The church there is stunning - you’ll see some pics there in one of my next posts!
8. Make a fun playlist ahead of time, and bring some snacks! - obviously, my snack was sour patch kids!!
9. There isn’t much between the border and rocky point, its pretty desolate! It’s pretty much just a straight road through, which I think makes the drive feel a lot quicker.
10. Bring your passport.
As for this outfit: MY DRESS. I’m obsessed. One because the ruffles, obviously. And two, this color!! Isn’t it the prettiest!? I’m obsessed with wearing any earthy colors, for whatever reason, they seem to go better with my skin tone, and hair and eyes. I also felt like the shape and fit was flattering! I ordered it from Vici right before I left, and I was so excited it actually arrived on time. I swear, majority of the time, i’ll get an email saying my package was delivered like two hours after I have already left! So annoying haha. But as soon as I saw it on Vici’s website, I knew it belonged in my closet, and thought it was perfect for Mexico! You can find this exact dress: | HERE | or you can find similar styles and colors below! I’ll be posting about my first day there in my next post, so stay tuned!
I had Audrey from Love Audrey photos come with me to Mexico, and we shot such fun content! I can’t wait to share it all with you guys!
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