The People's Guide To Mexico

Winner of the
"Best Travel Book"



"The author imparts Mexico's magic and his invaluable wisdom in a light-hearted, yet practical way. This is the best 'how-to' Mexico resource around."
- Transitions Abroad

"The best guidebook to adventure in the whole world."
- Harper's

"The text is whimsically refreshing, the sketches clever and the presentation expertly detailed. Be careful after reading it because a resident could mistake you for a native."
- Los Angeles Times

"Will often be imitated ... but unlikely surpassed."
- New Mexican

"This is no ordinary travel book but a very loving and accurate picture of what the traveler might see, if only given the chance."
- High Times

"If you’re looking for the lowdown on Mexico, this is it. Celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary edition, The People’s Guide to Mexico is no mere ordinary guide book, and reading it is no mere ordinary experience....."
25th Anniversary Edition, by Ara Taylor, Bellingham Herald

"The People’s Guide To Mexico. If you read it and apply Carl and Lorena’s vast storehouse of wit, knowledge and understanding to your own experiences in Mexico, the People's Guide method of mellow and adventurous travel will become automatic....." by David "El Codo" Eidell

•The Century's best books of Travel Writing

"I wrote a letter recommending The People's Guide to Mexico when Salon magazine's travel writer asked readers to nominate the century's best books of travel writing. My comments were included in the resulting article.

The article's author refers to my suggestion as "offbeat." Maybe he considered the Guide out of place next to books expressly offered as literature. The People's Guide to Mexico is definitely not A Year in Provence. Thank God."

Tom Sackett
Seattle, Washington

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