I agree work gets in the way. I work full time and do not get any real vacation time as I work for myself. I usually start a ride after work on a Friday night and can get in two BBG's on a weekend or many other rides. 3 day weekends and the sky is the limit.
I did ride to Mexico in December and I am waiting on a nice certificate from IBA Mexico - Asphalt Rats Endurance Motorcycling. From my understanding there are not to many from the US have certified rides in Mexico.