CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg has been traveling across Mexico as part of an ongoing media project to spread awareness about Mexico tourism and safety. Says Greenberg:
“Let me state something from the outset. I am not an unabashed apologist for Mexico, or its spokesman or an endorser. I am writing this as a veteran traveler to Mexico who has been going down there since 1973 without a single incident.
I am growing tired, and somewhat impatient with expressions of concern or worry — as well intentioned as they may be — about my traveling to Mexico. Every time I am about to fly there — to Cancun, to Cabo, to Ixtapa, to Mexico City and many other locations — my friends, and sometimes even strangers advise me to ‘be careful’, ‘be safe’ or worse… ‘watch out.’ Watch out for what? great people? great weather? great service? affordable, memorable experiences? We need to get out there and find a map. Then we need to study it to put things in proper perspective”
Greenberg has expressed disappointment with the warnings against spring break travel to Mexico, issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety, calling them irresponsible and pointing out that spring break destinations are far from Mexico’s danger zones.
On Mexico’s drug war, Greenberg says “The bottom line here is that Americans are not being targeted in this drug war.”
To read the full article, along with more of Greenberg’s informed travel advice about Mexico – go here.