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5 Reasons to Visit Lake Atitlán in Guatemala

5 Reasons to Visit Lake Atitlán in Guatemala

5 Reasons to Visit Lake Atitlán in Guatemala There are few places left in the world today that will envelop you in as much splendor and natural beauty – without crowds and tour buses – as Lake Atitlán in Guatemala.  Below are five reasons why […]

5 Ways To Stay Healthy While Traveling Central America

5 Ways To Stay Healthy While Traveling Central America

5 ways to stay healthy while traveling Central America We all know it’s difficult to stay healthy while traveling. You’re off your routine, eating new foods, skipping time zones, losing precious sleep, eating foods contaminated with microorganisms you’re not used to, not following your exercise […]

Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan

Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan

Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan The Yucatan Peninsula has a lot to offer; beaches, cities, colonial towns, adventure tours, and of course the Mayan ruins. There are numerous different sites preserved all over the Yucatan, stretching from Mexico and into Belize and Guatemala as well. […]

Best Restaurants for Backpackers in Flores, Guatemala

Best Restaurants for Backpackers in Flores, Guatemala

Best Restaurants for Backpackers in Flores, Guatemala The island of Flores on Lake Peten Itza is a top destination for those traveling to Guatemala. Especially for those wanting to see the majestic, lost world of Tikal, an ancient Mayan city, deep in the jungle. The […]

Mexico’s Yucatan Travel Itinerary

Mexico’s Yucatan Travel Itinerary

Mexico’s Yucatan Travel Itinerary If you’ve got two or three weeks to spare for a vacation, and you want a cheap flight somewhere from the US, Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is a great place to look into. The rest of Mexico is a little iffy now in regards […]

Chetumal, Mexico to Flores, Guatemala by Bus

Chetumal, Mexico to Flores, Guatemala by Bus

Chetumal, Mexico to Flores, Guatemala by Bus There are only a few options for transport between Mexico and Guatemala. One is to fly, this can be done from any of the major airports in the Yucatan such as Cancun, Merida, or even Chetumal. The cost […]

How to Visit Izamal in One Day

How to Visit Izamal in One Day

How to Visit Izamal in One Day Izamal is a small, sacred city about 70 kilometers from Merida and 110 kilometers from Valladolid. Most people visiting the state of Yucatan in Mexico opt for tours taking them to Cancun, Tulum, Chichen Itza, cenotes, adventure parks, […]

Valladolid Mexico Travel Guide

Valladolid Mexico Travel Guide

Valladolid Mexico Travel Guide Typically this town is off the main tourist path when visiting Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, but if you’re looking for an authentic Mexican town, then be sure to add it to your trip to Mexico. Check out my previous article on the […]

Top 3 Restaurants in Merida Mexico

Top 3 Restaurants in Merida Mexico

Top 3 Restaurants in Merida Mexico The city of Merida in Mexico has around 1,000 restaurants. There is a restaurant for everyone here, ranging from street food to resort-style places. You can feel a little overwhelmed when trying to find a place to eat lunch […]

How to Beat the Crowds at the Coba Ruins

How to Beat the Crowds at the Coba Ruins

How to Beat the Crowds at the Coba Ruins The ruins of Coba are from the pre-columbian Mayan civilization, estimated to have about 50,000 inhabitants at the time, and are characterized by large limestone structures built in a similar fashion to other Mayan ruins, with […]