Three Tips to stay safe While You Visit the Mexican Border

Holiday travel can be exciting and fun. The Mexican border is a popular vacation site during any holiday. Use these three tips to stay safe while you spend your holidays here.    Border

#1. Exercise caution:

  • Stay aware of your surroundings. Put your smartphone away. Being distracted on your cellphone makes you an easy target for a watchful thief.
  • Dress nice, but not too nice. Don’t wear expensive looking jewelry. Criminals are looking for targets who appear to have more money to steal. Expensive  jewelry operates like a sign that says to a criminal, “Pick me! Pick me!”
  • Keep your camera in a bag or purse. Looking like a tourist makes you an easy mark for a would be thief.

#2 Ensure you have all your documents when you travel.

  • Documents. Make copies of your travel docs and give the copies to someone for safe keeping. While we all expect to return from our trips, not every trip goes as expected. If you lose your documents or become ill, a quick phone call to a trusted friend or relative can save untold misery if an emergency arises.
  • Money. Exchange money at your bank or a reputable exchange service. Shop around for good exchange services, if you plan to use cash. Even better, use a dummy wallet with a little bit of change that you can throw to a mugger. If you never have to use it, great. If you do, it may save your life!
  • At Customs: Have the docs ready when you cross back into the US. Without documents, you WILL be delayed returning to the US until someone in the US can prove your citizenship. Sitting in a customs waiting area can put a big damper on your holiday plans!

#3 Deny predators anonymity!

  • Travel in a group. Numbers provide safety when you are in an unfamiliar country. Predators look for people who are by themselves. It gives them anonymity. Staying with a group makes you a less attractive target.
  • Stay in well traveled, well-lit locations. Again, this denies a criminal a place to lurk.
  • Get home before dark. Enough said there!

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10 things to do in Del Rio, pt. 2

If you missed the first part, click here.

Curious what else there is to do here? Read on!

6. Whitehead Museum.

The Whitehead Museum offers a unique look into Del Rio’s past. Founded by the Whitehead family, the museum boasts of a small pioneer village in the middle of the exhibits. Children love towhitehead museum explore the Perry store, and a replica of Judge Roy Bean’s famous Jersey Lilly. A town favorite is the Archaeology Fair, hosted by the National Parks Service every October. Relive history by grinding corn into meal on a grindstone or making an adobe brick. Visiting the Whitehead Museum is considered one of the top 7 things to do in Del Rio, whether you are visiting, or you live here.

7. Del Rio Council for the Arts.del-rio-council-for-the

The Del Rio Council for the Arts is housed in the historic Firehouse located downtown on Garfield St. First Friday Art walks, held every 1st Friday of the month, allow local artists to display their creations for visitors to view and purchase. Through the fall and spring, classes are available for children and adults of all ages who want to try their hand at some new craft. If you love to cook, then check out the Philip Mahl memorial Kitchen, where something good is always cooking up. Click on delrioarts.com for more information.

8. Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum.Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX

How important is airpower for national security? Few understand the incredible role the Air Force plays in protecting our freedom. A visit to the Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum will help you appreciate the proud history that Laughlin Air Base has here in Del Rio as a pilot training base. Click this link for more information.

9. Fort Clark Springs.

ft-clark-springs-golfHistoric Fort Clark Springs is located along US Hwy 90 in Brackettville, TX. A popular toursit atrraction, the fort offers recreational and historic pleasure to visitors. Visit the Guardhouse Museum to learn about the indigenous military history of the fort. If swimming is your thing, then you’ll want to take a dip in the cool waters of the 300 foot walled swimming pool fed by the Las Moras Springs. Golfers enjoy hitting a few balls on this 18 hole golf course. The short drive to the Springs is worth it! For more information, click on this website for Fort Clark Springs.

10. Shopping in Mexico.

Violence along the border in recent years has affected tourism in the sister city of Ciudad Acuna, but smart precautions can make for a pleasurable experience to pick up souvenirs across the Rio Grande. The city is built around the main plaza and its cathedral. You can taste authentic Mexican food at one of the vendor carts parked along the plaza, as well as pick up souvenirs of your visit. Visit the famous Corona Club, featured by Robert Rodriguez in two of his films, one including Antonio Banderas as “Desperado”. For smart travel in Mexico, see our blog post on Three Tips to Stay Safe While You Visit the Mexican Border.Mexican hats

Whether you are here for a week, a month, or longer, be sure to enjoy the attractions we have to offer in our border town, Del Rio, Texas. “The Best of the Border”

 

 

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