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My 10 Best Destination Articles of 2017

My 10 Best Destination Articles of 2017 As many of you already know, I spent 2017 exploring Mexico and Central America. I stayed at dozens of stunning colonial cities and towns, the most impressive in central Mexico. There I visited world-class museums, gorgeous centuries-old churches, lovely art galleries, pretty plazas and two historic silver mines. …

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10 Things I Love About Central America

visiting Flor de Cana Rum factory - Nicaragua

10 Things I Love About Central America 1. It’s Very Affordable for Budget Travels Central America, like South East Asia, is a great region for budget travelers. Although Mexico is cheaper (depending on the exchange rate) I’ve been able to travel through all the countries here on an average of $600 US per month or …

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10 Things I Dislike About Central America

10 Things I Dislike About Central America Before I get into the negative aspects of Central America (from my perspective), I want to clarify up front that I do actually quite like this region of the world over all. I’ve been traveling in Latin America for two years now and I’ve greatly enjoyed every country …

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Guatemala vs. Mexico

  Guatemala vs. Mexico (and, no, I don’t mean any sports events! lol) After traveling through Guatemala twice and spending more than one year exploring Mexico, I couldn’t help but compare the two countries and contemplate how they stack up against one another. I was especially interested to check my impressions of Guatemala the second …

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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

Chi Chi Cemetery - Gautemala

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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