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Mexico Power Outages

For those of us living in Mexico or visiting for the long term, planned power outages are something we must expect. In Mexico, utilities are sometimes shut down in anticipation of storm events. Hurricanes, lightning, wind and other risks to the power grid are cheaper to manage through rolling outages […]

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What Can You Bring Into Mexico?

This question comes up again and again. It’s especially common for people driving into Mexico because you have plenty of cargo space. For flights, the amount of things you bring naturally is less so it’s not a big issue. There are some things to consider either way however.  Items that […]

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San Ysidro Sentri Lane

Driving to the Sentri Lane at San Ysidro is only possible using a few different routes. It’s extremely important to understand that Google Maps is NOT accurate for directions. In fact, the border lanes at most crossings are not reliable with mapping apps and you are best off researching and […]

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Using a Sentri Pass at Border Crossings

So you’re a regular border hopper and you’re tired of waiting in long general lines. The Sentri Lanes offer a means of crossing the border quickly through a card carrying program. You can only use these lanes with an official Sentri Card that is awarded after an application process. For […]

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Mexico Border: How to Use the Ready Lane

When you drive from Mexico back into the US, there are three lane options – Sentri, Ready and All Traffic. For the average person who crosses occasionally, all traffic is the primary option. These lanes are also the busiest and slowest when traffic peaks. Sentri Lanes require a special pass […]

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Guide to Visiting the Los Algodones Dentist

It’s a one-of-a-kind destination where groups of Americans and Canadians walk across the Mexican border each day. Los Algodones is also called Molar City because the streets are lined with dentist offices. On average, the cost of dental work is 80% less than the United States. I’ve crossed the border […]

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Guide to the New Mexico Border

While Arizona, Texas and California garner most of the border attention, the New Mexico Border is also worth considering for a trip. It’s a shorter length at roughly 180 miles with only three border crossing locations. Although less trafficked than other states, it’s a beautiful border region with plenty to […]

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Texas Mexico Border Guide

At more than 1,250 miles long, the Texas Mexico border is far and away the longest border state in the United States. It shares multiple cities with Mexico, has a massive amount of commerce that crosses in both directions and shares a unique border culture. The Texas border is a […]