My husband and I (30's) are getting ready for our first trip to PV on May 8th. This is our first time to Mexico and I'm getting excited (and a little nervous). I'm looking for overall advice from anyone willing to share. I speak a little Spanish - can you get by with just knowing basics, or should I invest in a book for translations? Are taxi prices well marked, or do you have to "negotiate" the price first? I'm not very brave about getting off the beaten path in an unfamiliar environment - will I miss out on too much by being a chicken? Are there any good suggestions for off-the-beaten-path shops/restaurants/attractions that a weenie like me won't be too scared to explore? Any help would be appreciated. This website has been a god-send for planning this trip; I'm glad that I found it!