Category Archive: GUATEMALA

This Week I Start My Travels Through Central America!

This Week I Start My Travels Through Central America! To be honest, I had a lot of trouble deciding whether to call this article “Oh no! I’m leaving Mexico!” or as is. But to start things off on an optimistic note, let’s begin with my upcoming adventures through Central America: Yes, this Thursday, July 27th …

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One Year of Travel in Latin America!

One Year of Travel in Latin America! Wowie! November 1, 2016 marks exactly one year since I set out on my very first explorations of Latin America. To kick that off I flew from Florida to Guatemala on Nov. 1, 2015. The date is supremely easy to remember – Nov. 1st marks the annual Day …

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Costs of Budget Travel in Guatemala

Costs of Budget Travel in Guatemala Guatemala is one of the least expensive countries in Central America. It also offers a great diversity of destinations, nature, culture and exciting activities. Visitors can climb volcanoes, hang out at one of the world’s most beautiful lakes (Atitlan), tour coffee plantations, experience black sand beaches with crashing surf, …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Guatemala Highlights

PHOTO GALLERY: Guatemala Highlights (see photos of Guatemala here) Guatemala is a surprisingly diverse country, with topographies ranging from black sand beaches on its Pacific coast to 30+ volcanic peaks in the central/western highlands to several beautiful lakes, equally beautiful rivers, a tropical Caribbean coast and dense jungles. Cultural diversity includes majestic Mayan ruins, traditional …

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13 Surprising Facts About Guatemala

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13 Surprising Facts About Guatemala In this post I reveal over a dozen interesting & unusual things I learned about Guatemala by traveling around the country for two full months in Nov-Dec, 2015. A few of these facts anyone could learn easily by researching Guatemala, but most of them you’d only discover by visiting the …

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My 10 Best Travel Tips of 2015 on LashWorldTour

My 10 Best Travel Tips of 2015 on LashWorldTour In 2015 my travels spanned half the globe. After exploring New Zealand’s South Island in January, I next flew to Australia for one month, then on to Bali and Malaysia in SE Asia for two months before crossing the Pacific to the USA. I ended up …

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My 10 Best Photo Galleries of 2015

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  My 10 Best Photo Galleries of 2015 As many of you may already know, in 2015 I began focusing more seriously on travel photography. I enrolled in Matador U Travel Media School, where I joined two courses – Fundamentals of Travel Photography and Advanced Travel Photography. I learned tons of new skills, techniques and …

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My 10 Best Travel Stories of 2015 on LashWorldTour

My 10 Best Travel Stories of 2015 on LashWorldTour In 2015 my travels spanned half the globe. After exploring New Zealand’s South Island in January, I next flew to Australia for one month, then on to my old stomping grounds in Bali and Malaysia in SE Asia for two months before crossing the Pacific to …

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NEWS: Change of Travel Plans!

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NEWS: Change of Travel Plans! Oops. My one-month off-grid jungle adventure in the heart of Guatemala’s Rio Dulce, that I had so eagerly anticipated for several months, was a bust! Darn it. The small eco-resort I went to volunteer at was wonderful, just as I’d expected. The beautiful wood & thatch buildings are fantastic. The …

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17 Reasons Guatemala is an Easy Travel Destination

17 Reasons Guatemala is an Easy Travel Destination As many of you may already know, in November, 2015, I headed to Guatemala for the first time in my life. In fact, it’s my first time to visit Central America…and I’m loving it here! While traveling around Guatemala these past six weeks, it has quickly become …

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