We’re flattered and slightly amazed when we hear from folks saying they’re inspired by our travels. Thanks much, but there are so many full-time nomads who regularly make us want to up our game.
Most of those fellow road-trippers are on our radar through social media, especially Instagram.
We’ve been following a couple from Wisconsin that go by the handle BeeRVing_America for a couple of years, marveling at their ability to pull off working remotely in some very exotic locations. They’ve also done an incredible update on their rig and do a darned fine job sharing progress reports on all sorts of platforms.
Recently, Diana and Alex Ditkof headed south of the border on a journey we’ve often contemplated. Their entertaining posts make the coast on Baja look downright magical. Yes, it’s roughly 1,000 miles from Tijuana to Cabo, but there are plenty of cool spots to explore on the way down or back.
We caught up with the BeeRVing team via email to get the details. Here’s the interview, with answers from Diana:
What went into your decision to go to Baja?
It had been a dream of Alex’s for a long time. We had read about Baja a few years ago and had always had it on our list of places to eventually visit. The allure to us was the laid back culture and the beautiful, free beach parking.
What kind of planning was involved?
We do very little planning for any of our drives. I’m glad we had others in our group who are planners, it made the first few nights of the trip super easy and smooth. Most planning we did was border crossing planning, making sure we had the right documents to make crossing the border quick and smooth.
Did you drive in a caravan?
Yes, we started with five other couples and once we hit Cabo, most of us split up. (Some had to head back up to the U.S.) A week after Cabo, it was down to just two of us and now we are on our own heading north.
Do you feel safe?
100 percent! There has never been a moment we felt unsafe here.
What about Covid-19 protocols?
People here are really respectful of Covid. It’s been a total 180 from being in the U.S. Everyone here wears masks, no one complains, there are sanitizer stations and temp checks before entering any restaurant or store. We’ve had no issues. It also helps that we are mostly beach camping so we spend more time away from others.
How did you find those beautiful campsites?
The iOverlander app has been our best resource for accurate campsite information, as well as word of mouth from other travelers down here.
What advice would you give folks thinking about going?
GO! It’s amazing. Larger vehicles (Class A’s and C’s) should know the roads are tight, there are no shoulders in many spots, so plan accordingly and stick to the highway system. Don’t try and head into the small towns with your large vehicles. But any vehicle could come down, the smaller the better.
More on Baja travel: For a deeper dive on planning an RV road trip to Baja, check out the Baja to Los Cabos guide from Moon publishing and consider joining a Baja-focused RV group like Mexico Travel Buddies on Facebook.