Episode 41: Visiting Mexico for spring break: Safety, tips and places

February 15, 2018
View of the bay off Isla Mujeres, a tiny 5-mile-long, half-mile wide island just a half-hour's ferry ride across from Cancun. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers, File)

Mexico is one of the most popular spring break destinations for Americans. In this episode of the AP Travel podcast “Get Outta Here,” Associated Press travel editor Beth Harpaz gets insider tips and advice on visiting Mexico from one of AP’s editors there, John Rice, along with Marjorie Miller, former editor of AP’s Latin America coverage.

We’ll also discuss what the U.S. State Department has to say about safety in Mexico.


New episodes of “Get Outta Here!” are published every Wednesday. Host Beth J. Harpaz is travel editor for The Associated Press, a volunteer Big Apple Greeter and a licensed tour guide in her native New York City. She recently completed a quest to visit all 50 states.

Before becoming travel editor, where most of the news -- thank goodness -- is about happy people going on nice vacations, Beth covered politics, disasters and all manner of mayhem for the AP. And not to reveal her age, but she also worked for several newspapers way back in the 20th century and even wrote three books.

She does not own wheeled luggage but instead carries her belongings around the world in an ancient backpack and various tote bags.


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