The Thrifty Travelista

Travel the world & keep the change



Flying Domestic in Mexico Using the Cross Border Xpress

Considering how close we are to the border of Mexico in Southern California, it’s surprising how many people I know who have never crossed over. Perhaps some of it is because of the bad press Mexico always gets for being... Continue Reading →


Pyramids, Tequila & Tortas: A Cultural & Culinary Tour

Only about an hour outside of Guadalajara is the town of Tequila.  It’s not a very large town and if you haven’t heard of it, you’ve definitely heard of its major product.  Yes, the sleepy town of Tequila produces the... Continue Reading →

A Weekend in the Capital: Guadalajara

My family and I have been vacationing in Baja California for as long as I can remember. I believe the first time I went I was six years old.  In fact, my parents had both been traveling to Baja independently... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving in Baja: A Beginner’s Guide to Thrifty Travel

When I started traveling on my own, the first thing went through my mind was, I want to go everywhere!  Followed immediately by, I don’t think I can afford that.  The urge to see the world is exhilarating but the thought... Continue Reading →

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