Traveler’s Guide to Mexican Camping
by Mike and Terri Church. Rolling Homes Press, ISBN
0-9652968-1-4. 414 pages, $19.95.
Reviewed by Gordon Jett
In 1997 Mike and Terri Church made RV
travel in Mexico immensely easier. It was then that they published their Travelers
Guide to Mexican Camping. It was not only the first new Mexican camping
guide in almost ten years but was far more complete and easier to use then
anything previously published.
The book is obviously a labor of love.
The young couple took a sabbatical from their regular jobs and headed south in a
small RV. They covered Mexico like a blanket, from border to border and coast to
Mike and Terri start out with some basics
about RV travel in Mexico and then
give suggested itinararies for all parts of Mexico, with driving distances and
Their most innovative feature is a small
map which accompanies each campground description, showing
the town layout and the location of the campground in it. Many Mexican
campgrounds are practically buried in out of the way neighborhoods. Mexican
streets signs are notoriously missing or misleading so this feature alone is
worth the price of the book.
My wife and I have used this book for RV
travel throughout Mexico and have found that it takes a lot of anxiety out of
where to spend the night. Almost the first question asked when we meet new
people at a Mexican campground is, “Are you using Mike and Terri’s book?”
It certainly deserves top billing on anyone’s packing list before heading
Mike and Terri went on to publish books
on RV camping in Alaska and Europe and they have found their niche in life. You
can check out their website at www.rolllinghomes.com , or order direct
from Rolling Homes Press, P.O. Box 2099, Kirkland WA 98083. The books are $19.95
plus $4 shipping. The book is also available in any bookstore with a good travel
section or through www.amazon.com.
Don’t leave home without it !