What to take the adventure of a lifetime?

Yes, we all do!

Most people dream of travel but they never do it . . . only 3% of Americans travel to Costa Rica!

Are you one of them?

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In fact, less than 40% of the USA population even has a passport.

But you are different . . .

Ever dream about visiting Mexico and Central America in your own vehicle?

Maybe even with your dog?

Let me tell you, this trip will CHANGE your life.

In fact, you just being here is already different, you could easily be posting on Facebook but you are thinking about adventure.

Awesome, are your ready to take the trip of your life?

Drive Me Loco is an Online Travel Guide and eBook combining 35 years of experience offering the reader expert recommendations from real life (yes, we've done it several times) information on driving your vehicle through Mexico and Central America.

We detail, in an easy-to-read format, all the information necessary for a trip by vehicle through Mexico and Central America. We chronicle a trip by car through

  • Mexico
  • Baja
  • Mexico
  • Honduras
  • Guatemala
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica
We also include BONUS information on Belize, El Salvador, and Panama and South America. Gringo's Guide will get you to where you want to go in Mexico and Central America with an expanded Costa Rica section---the jewel of Central America. For less than $20 you'll get a copy of the 162 Page Gringo Guide eBook. 2012-july-costa-rica-gd-inline-01

Here is what your 20 bones gets you . . .

  • Immediate Updates
  • Regional news (keep updated, even on your trip);
  • Access to user forum and travel community;
  • Looking for a travel partner, post it here on our loco forum;
  • Revisions and Recommendations;
  • We are stronger as a community;
  • 35 years of experience;
  • Access to detailed section information;
  • Access to detailed info on each country—includes Darrian Gap;
  • Answers to personalized questions from the author;
  • Let an expert help your prepare for you for your trip.

We are constantly updating the information on each section and we are offering FREE updates for one year from purchase.

For those of you that want take a trip to the tip of Baja and explore the exciting areas around Cabo, we'll also have some great information coming out in 2013.

Gringos Guide has been updated with exciting new information including links to website and a beautiful new layout.

Buy the guide today or get the subscription, you''ll love it!

We look forward to our journey together.


Drive To Costa Rica 101

Drive To Costa Rica 101

Drive To Costa Rica 101 Animals Q: I am moving to Costa Rica and debating flying or driving…taking my time and taking a few things from home. Do you think travel with 2 big dogs will be a problem? What about pulling a trailer? A: Take an inventory of the things you are taking and […]

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Baja Emergency Numbers

Recently there has been a war between the various drug groups which hasn’t helped the image of Mexico—the reality is that you MUST be careful traveling through certain areas of Mexico. The Northern Baja State Police, and the Green Angels have increased patrols between TJ and Esenada and areas near the boarder crossing. Rosarito has […]

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Take Your Dogs With You Through Central America

Thanks to  Christi and Crispian for sending in this update on traveling with the pups. Just a note about traveling with dogs, we are on the way back from 5 months in Central America with two very well-behaved dachshunds, and more than 50%  of the time, we stayed in hotels. It is hardest in large cities, […]

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Sell Your Car In Costa Rica

While it is possible for you to sell your car after driving to Costa Rica, possibly even make some profit, it is certainly not without its difficulties. The average customs tax on cars in C.R. is close to 55% of what an American would consider to be the value.

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Guns, Safety, Travel

Today the Wall Street Journal wrote about the escalating violence near the border and now there seems to be all this fear that it will spill over into the US and they (they that are in power) are talking about sending troops to beef up security. I am sure if you are thinking about a […]

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Latin American Driving Habits

Latin American Driving Habits Mexican and Central American drivers make driving in the cities a bit frustrating for visitors from above the border. Obedience to basic traffic laws seems to depend upon if a policeman is watching or not OR if you are a Gringo (haha, really). For example, if you stop for a red […]

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Mexico: The Struggle for Balance

By Scott Stewart This week’s Geopolitical Intelligence Report provided a high-level assessment of the economic forces that affect how the Mexican people and the Mexican government view the flow of narcotics through that country. Certainly at that macro level, there is a lot of money flowing into Mexico and a lot of people, from bankers and […]

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RETIRING IN COSTA RICA JUST GOT EASIER A new inclusive retirement package comes complete with Costa Rican residency. Retirement and a life abroad have been made simpler. Inclusive one-stop-shop packages have become a popular option for many looking to reward a lifetime of hard work with Costa Rica’s pura vida. For example Turnkey’s Retirement Packages […]

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ZIKA VIRUS: FAQ First H1N1, now Zika? Read about the world’s latest epidemic in TCRN’s FAQ. Earlier today, the World Health Organization declared Zika a global health emergency. While the virus certainly existed prior to 2015, it is now said to be “spreading explosively” across the Americas. According to the U.S. CDC: “Zika virus will […]

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