There are more safe destinations in Mexico than you might think, according to USA Today’s Travel Column “Destinations.” Lamenting Mexico’s bad press situation which makes tourists think they’re “guaranteed to get caught in drug cartel crossfire just about anywhere,” the USA Today article cites some of the recent recommendations sprouting up from various travel experts on where to travel to in Mexico. There is the article on the 5 Safest Mexican states published by the San Francisco chronicle, which we cited on this blog. Lonely Planet travel editor Robert Reid also published a list of the “8 Safest Tourist Haunts in Mexico.” The list includes Merida, Playa del Carmen, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico City, and Puebla. To read Reid’s full list, go here. For the full USA Today article, go here.