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Maya Moon Lodge on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala: a traveler’s dream

Maya Moon Lodge on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala: a traveler’s dream

Maya Moon Lodge on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala: a traveler’s dream Serene; inspiring; enchanting; picturesque; refreshing; breathtaking. These are only a few of the words that describe the Maya Moon Lodge on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Whether you’re a long term traveler or just passing […]

Guatemala’s Top 3 Destinations for Backpackers

Guatemala’s Top 3 Destinations for Backpackers

Guatemala’s Top 3 Destinations for Backpackers Most traveler’s bypass Guatemala for other tourist destinations in Central America such as Mexico or Costa Rica. However this beautiful country shouldn’t be overlooked and has so much to offer whether you’re a short-term traveler or a long-term backpacker. […]

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 […]



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