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      Traveling to Cancun from Chicago with 4 month old baby- First trip with baby!

      Cancún Jan 15, 2017 at 2:45 PM

      Hi,

      My husband and I will be traveling for the first time with our 4 month old baby. We have been to Cancun before, however, never with a baby! Can you please let me know what things I should be taking with or any tips.. I am nursing the baby, We will be staying at the all inclusive Royalton Riviera Resort.

      1) I am planning on taking a stroller and carseat and baby carrier

      2) Suncreen?? I hear I can't put it on a baby - any tricks besides not taking her out until later afternoon/evening.

      3) Swim suit and flotie???or swim diaper- I was thinking about having her in a flotie with us supervising.

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      5) any tips?

       

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      Central Historical area safe to stay?

      Mexico City Jan 10, 2017 at 5:10 AM

      My husband and I plan to stay in Mexico City in April (first visit to Mexico) and would like advice on the most interesting and safest part of the city to stay - we were thinking maybe stay in the Central Historical district? - any info 'for' or 'against' - we would be grateful.
      Also what sort of weather can we expect?
      Many thanks,

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      Rosarito Dec 26, 2016 at 8:35 AM

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      Tijuana Dec 24, 2016 at 5:53 PM

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      Cabo San Lucas Jan 3, 2017 at 3:45 PM

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      Which phone?-stealing

      Mexico Dec 27, 2016 at 2:03 AM

      I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question. Is it safe to take my mobile with me to Mexico? I know that the word "safe" will have everyone jumping. I do actually have two phones- an old Galaxy S3 which is slow and annoying and a new LG which is fast. I am considering travelling with the old one because if it's stolen it's less of a loss, however if I need to use my phone a lot obviously the new one is way more convenient. What are the chances of my new LG getting stolen, or worse, me being held up at gunpoint somewhere...(We are travelling around for 6 weeks, from Yucatan down through Chiapas and up to Mex City)

      Thanks in advance.

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    • 1 day in Guadalajara - Itinerary

      by Britontour Online Now Dec 3, 2016 at 5:14 AM

      I know it's ridiculous, but I have one whole day to spend here.
      Any recommendations with hopping route from centro to centro?
      I am only a sightseeing tourist. Thanks

      1 Answer Dec 3, 2016 at 9:36 AM
    • Place to stay in Central Guadalajara

      by Britontour Online Now Nov 27, 2016 at 5:21 AM

      Is Calle Gigantes 287, San Juan de Dios a convenient place to stay and see the city's attractions?
      Can you recommend others please?

      1 Answer Nov 27, 2016 at 6:24 AM
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      Tequila Express

      by travelintom2004 Online Now Aug 12, 2016 at 2:44 AM

      Is the train not running? The tour no longer has show and buffet at Hacienda Herradura? It is now at Cuervo? Planning my Festival Mariachi trip.

      1 Answer Aug 27, 2016 at 8:50 AM
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      Suggested itinerary for long layover at GDL?

      by jjkent Online Now Sep 29, 2015 at 7:26 AM

      Hello fellow VT'ers! I have a 9.5 hour layover on a Monday in November at Guadalajara airport. No way am I remaining cooped up in the airport for that long, so I will jump into a taxi and see the sights. I would love some suggestions for the top things to do and see that are within reasonable distance of the airport. Thanks for helping!

    • airport transport in guadalajara

      by jneboy Online Now Sep 20, 2015 at 11:00 PM

      What is the best and cheapest way to get from the airport to a hotel in downtown Guadalajara? Thanks in advance!

      1 Answer Sep 21, 2015 at 5:34 PM
    • the best way to reach from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta in Decemeber

      by dream_australia Online Now Aug 31, 2015 at 6:23 PM

      any suggestion? How long it takes by bus and if its safe?

      1 Answer Aug 31, 2015 at 10:47 PM
    • City Guide

      by PhilipB0412 Online Now Apr 3, 2015 at 12:08 AM

      Not a book, but a person who would be an escort to places around Guadalajara that most tourist do not get to see. I also do not speak Spanish. Is there such a service here?

    • Something to do on Christmas Day?

      by jclobato99 Online Now Dec 24, 2014 at 3:19 PM

      I am interested in a tour to do on Christmas Day. Just two adults, no children. We are staying right outside of downtown, Guadalajara and are looking into lake Chapala or any of the shopping tours to Tonala, etc. It doesn't have to be a tour either if we can get there ourselves by taxi--just want to make sure it'll be open on Christmas Day. Any suggestions would be MUCH appreciated. Thank you!!

    • ULSD - Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel

      by RickWinnipeg Online Now Oct 2, 2014 at 5:14 PM

      Is ULSD available in Guadalajara

      3 Answers Oct 3, 2014 at 6:47 AM
    • best places to see in Guadalajara

      by EarlGrey88 Online Now Jun 27, 2014 at 3:55 PM

      Hey guys, I'm going to travel in GDL for three weeks. Could you suggest some good places to see and good food to try, thanks

      1 Answer Jun 28, 2014 at 4:08 AM
    • information about bus and train travel from GUADALAJARA, MEXICO to Los Angeles

      by magicaltravel Online Now Jun 27, 2014 at 10:10 AM

      how far is it from GUADALAJARA, MEXICO to Los Angeles airport by train or bus and how much ?

      2 Answers Jun 27, 2014 at 10:54 AM
    • Visiting in early July

      by gja67 Online Now Jun 16, 2014 at 9:18 PM

      Where is the best geographical location to stay in Guadalajara to be close to tourist attractions. Preferably safe, walking distance to historical sites, good restaurants, shopping, and live Mariachi.

      1 Answer Jun 17, 2014 at 5:58 AM
    • Cheap Long-Term Rental

      by lucyebelle Online Now Apr 25, 2014 at 1:35 PM

      Hello,

      In about two months I will be moving to Gaudalajara for studies and I would like to find a nice, cheap place to rent for one month.

      Does anybody know of a nice hostel or guesthouse near downtown Gaudalajara for "long-term" rental?

      1 Answer Feb 28, 2016 at 8:36 AM
    • from GDL to Uruapan

      by DaliaZG Online Now Apr 4, 2014 at 1:20 PM

      how much is the bus ticket from GDL to Uruapan Michuacan? How many hours is it?

      1 Answer Apr 4, 2014 at 2:16 PM
    • bus from GDL to mazlatan

      by jmk6381 Online Now Mar 19, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      I maybe flying into GDL if I can not get a flight from DFW to MZT Friday....
      Can anyone tell me how far the bus station is from the GDL airport and approx. how much it will cost to get there, and about how much a ticket costs from Guadalajara to Mazatlan?
      thanks---
      jk

      4 Answers Mar 19, 2014 at 5:33 PM
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      Directions to shopping district in Tonala from Ajijic

      by Cologal Online Now Jan 30, 2014 at 12:28 PM

      We are two months living in Mexico and need mostly patio and garden furniture colorful pottery and just cute stuff.
      We want to explore Tonala to make this plain outdoor area comfortable and exciting.
      Should we hire a guide? To take us there??
      Thanks!

      2 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 1:09 PM
    • What to wear in Guadalajara in January?

      by Jimajapa1 Online Now Jan 18, 2014 at 1:28 PM

      I'm visiting Guadalajara the end of January. What do the locals wear on an average day off?

      2 Answers Jan 18, 2014 at 3:52 PM
    • Driving GDLTo Tonala at night

      by Wiltshire Online Now Dec 15, 2013 at 4:42 PM

      If I wish to pick someone at GDL at night is it a safe drive to A hotel in Tonala late at night and how long?

      4 Answers Dec 20, 2013 at 7:00 AM
    • 4.5 hr layover in guadalajara airport

      by Asoong Online Now Nov 26, 2013 at 7:10 AM

      I have a layover from 5:20am until 9:55am, with two kids. Are there any decent places to nap in the terminal, or are we better of trying the casa grande hotel for a few hours? Or first flight is only 3 hours so sleep is a must.

      9 Answers Nov 26, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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      6 days traveling from D.F. to Guanajuato, San Miguel Allende, Guadalajara. Is this to much?

      by Bitxos Online Now Nov 10, 2013 at 4:23 AM

      Hi there from Portugal!
      I had an amazing time in a trip to México' 2012 (D.F. > Oaxaca > Palenque > San Cristobal de las Casas) and I'm going to return in the second half January 2014!

      My plans: 2 weeks. First one: arriving México D.F., fly directly to Guanajuato > San Miguel Allende > Guadalajara.
      Second week I will fly from Guadalajara to Cancun; I want to go to Tulum (didn't "study" yet this second part of the trip).

      I Need your help, please, in the first part of my plans. How many days in each place? Should I cut some of them? Or is it good like this? Do you suggest some B&B or Hostel (medium budget). Cleanliness is everything and also the location. Don't need luxury, just a good spot to sleep.
      Thanks in advance!

      Also, I will be glad to help you in the other places of Mexico I've been! ;-)

      6 Answers Nov 11, 2013 at 1:28 AM
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      Plaza at night?

      by monicarc Online Now Nov 6, 2013 at 10:35 AM

      Is it safe to walk around the main plaza, the one with the cathedral and palace, at night? I am assuming the buildings are lit up? Going in 3 weeks.

      1 Answer Nov 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM
    • Hertz car rental Guadalajara Airport

      by robe.campos Online Now Jan 1, 2012 at 5:56 AM

      Do they rent recent make and model vehicles?
      Any one rented a Camaro, or Late model vehicle from them?

      2 Answers Jan 1, 2012 at 6:04 PM
    • Travel partner wanted, not needed :D

      by robe.campos Online Now Jan 1, 2012 at 5:53 AM

      I am traveling to Mexico pretty soon, i want to check out Guadalajara. Is there is any adventurous types that want to take that trip with me? I am 30 yrs old male

    • getting to Guadalajara

      by bamboo_gypsy Online Now Dec 1, 2011 at 7:40 PM

      How do I get there (from Montana). Besides flying, I assume I'd take the greyhond or amtrak? alo, is air pollution really bad there?

      Leo

      7 Answers Jan 14, 2012 at 2:58 AM
    • Hot Air Ballon ride over Tequila

      by JuanStinchi Online Now Sep 20, 2011 at 9:47 AM

      Hello I'm a new user here

      Next month I'm traveling from BsAs to Guadalajara, it would be my first time at México. A friend told me that there is a Hot Air Balloon ride, in amatitan a near town to Tequila and Guadalajara.
      Does anyone knows more information about this ride?

      Thnks!

      1 Answer Sep 20, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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      Weather In September

      by ChrisNYC212 Online Now Aug 29, 2011 at 7:07 PM

      Hello,

      New member here.....

      I have a one way ticket to guadalajara leaving Sept 6. I planned on doing some shopping in the mercados the tequila tour and having fun at night. Am I going to get rained out ? I've been to other countries during rainy season and it wasn't pretty...Guatemala and El Salvador for example. It was almost impossible to get around when it rained.

      My plans were to hang out in Guadalajara a while then make my way to Mexico City (better air when it rains?) an then return home from Acapulco in late september/early october.

      I thought september would be ok for some reason since it's nearing the end of the rainy season...True/False?

      What do you guys think. Is it worth the money and effort to go through with this trip ?

      Thanks!

      4 Answers Aug 24, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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      $220 taxi price from airport to new bus station?

      by oslocairo Online Now Feb 8, 2011 at 7:40 PM

      I understadn you can buy a fixed-price ticket inside the airport. Is the220 price for per person, or for the whole taxi? Thanks.

      9 Answers Feb 9, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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      hours to buy ticket for buses in New bus station for trip to Guanajuato

      by oslocairo Online Now Feb 7, 2011 at 7:08 PM

      Hi!

      I am arriving at 6:30 am at Guadalajara International Airport. I want to visit Guadalajara for the day, then leave on a bus maybe around 5:00 pm to go to Guanajuato. I know I have to buy a bus ticket for Guanajuato at the New bus staiton between the airport and downtown Guadalajara. I want to assure that I get a ticket, so I thought it would be smart to take a a taxi to the new bus station, buy my ticket, then got visit downtown for the day, by taking a bus from the new bus station to downtown. Then I would return in the late afternoon by bus from downtown and leave on my bus to Guanjuato.

      Does that sound like I have enough time? I will also be returning to Guadalajara to fly out and will try to do the same by arriving early in the morning and visiting

      Will teh ticket offices be open if I arrive around 7:30 am and would I be able to buy a ticket for later that evening at that time?

      Thanks.

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      Cost of taxi or bus from airport to city center.

      by oslocairo Online Now Jan 18, 2011 at 10:25 AM

      Hi!

      How much does it cost to go into the city center by taxi or bus? What is the best stop for the city center for seeing sites? Thanks.

      4 Answers Jan 19, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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      cost of taxi or bus from city center to new bus station for bus to Guanajuato

      by oslocairo Online Now Jan 14, 2011 at 1:39 PM

      Hi!

      Does anyone know the cost of a taxi from the center of Guadaljara to the new bus station outside of town. I need to go there to take a bus to Guanajuato. Is there a bus in town that goes to the new bus station? Thanks

      2 Answers Jan 18, 2011 at 10:03 AM