I'm looking to get through Mexico via motorcycle from California down to Guatemala, I and would like advice on constructing a relatively safe route. I've printed out a map and marked it with warnings from the US State Dept: mexico-danger-map (larger size here!) by einnocent, on Flickr It looks like the best way through is to cross at Tijuana and take Baja all the way south and then ferry over to Mazatlan, zoom south to Puerto Vallarta, then go east to Guanajuato and head south from there. What do you think? How would you do it? Btw, I'm open to crossing at other spots other than Tijuana. Now, I know what you're thinking, that the State Dept. warnings are overblown. Are they? I'm open to suggestion as to what's not really dangerous and maybe even what they've understated. Thanks, everyone!