First time posting and anxious for some advice on a trip I have planned for February. I'm leaving the cold Canadian climate and plan to drive, with a buddy, all the way to Merida, Mexico.
Part of the trip is roughed out: outside New York for the first night, but after that it gets fuzzy. We want to hit New Orleans and cross the border into Mexico at Brownsville, TX. We figure the trip, approximately 6500 km, should take 10 or 12 days.
I'm looking for advice on routes to take, places to see, advice on crossing the US/MX border. Of course I've no worries when it comes to travelling through the US ... done that many times (it's just like driving around Canada), but I've read some stories that advise extra care and attention in Mexico. Is this true?
And, of course, we will be returning a month or so later, so an alternate route through the States would be interesting.