About the Author
Nikki Goth Itoi has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Red Herring, IndustryWeek, Business 2.0, Hemispheres, Fine, and Kaatskill Life. She is also a frequent international traveler and an outdoor enthusiast. An avid cyclist, backpacker, skier, and scuba diver, in addition to Mexico, she has explored Europe, Asia, and North America through business and leisure travel. In addition to writing Moon Handbooks on Baja, Cabo, Mexico, Mexico City, and Northern Mexico, Joe Cummings has penned numerous other guidebooks, phrasebooks, and atlases for countries around the world. Joe has also contributed to Ambassador, Bangkok Post, BBC Holidays, Car and Travel, The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, Outside Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, South China Morning Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He has twice received the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Gold Award, and twice been a finalist in London's Thomas Cook Guidebook of the Year awards. In 2001 the government of Mexico awarded the Pluma de Plata (Silver Quill) to Joe for outstanding foreign journalism on Mexico.