Guatemala

The Best Place to Eat Tipico in Antigua

The Best Place to Eat Tipico in Antigua

We got Guatemalan home cooking EVERY DANG DAY during our first month in the country with mi amor’s family. And honestly, during the rest of our trip only one other place really came close to it. One other place that mi amor’s mom happily took her family to and made mi amor make those happy food sounds everyone makes when they eat something that hits them in their soul.

The Best Hostel in the World (Probably)

The Best Hostel in the World (Probably)

For some reason, some people still associate “hostel” with being unclean or unsafe. Here to bop that nonsense into yesteryear where it belongs, let me tell you about the best hostel in the world. I would choose this place over any hotel any time. Even if they were the same price.

A Review of Don Pedro de Alvarado Spanish School in Antigua

A Review of Don Pedro de Alvarado Spanish School in Antigua

If you’re going to Guatemala, you’re probably going to Antigua. There are a TON of Spanish school options there. I of course can only speak my own experience, so here’s why I think Don Pedro de Alvarado is a good option for anyone interested (which you should be).

Why You Should Take Spanish Lessons at Lake Atitlan

Why You Should Take Spanish Lessons at Lake Atitlan

I think you should take Spanish lessons during your time in Guatemala in general. It’s very affordable and tends to be considered a more “neutral” area language-wise to learn from (less region-specific slang, any other Spanish speaker would readily understand you). Since I think everyone should also visit Lake Atitlan, here’s how you can combine the two!

How We Spent 6 Weeks Abroad for Less Than $600 Per Person

How We Spent 6 Weeks Abroad for Less Than $600 Per Person

Every time I log onto Instagram there’s another person who “quit their job to travel the world!” It’s a thing nowadays. Hell, I just did it for 4 months. The adultier adults in my life usually seem baffled at this trend. “How can anyone afford to do that?” Well, in conjunction with the ability (privilege) to be saving a lot and living simply beforehand, lots of folks on the road are working or volunteering their way around the world.

6 Great Hikes Around San Marcos La Laguna

6 Great Hikes Around San Marcos La Laguna

One of the ways I consider a place worth being is how close to nature I can get. Especially if I’m looking to recharge or have any kind of spiritual space. As in so many other ways, Lake Atitlan did not disappoint in this area either. Here are 5 hikes one can take just around San Marcos.

8 Reasons Why Guatemala Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

8 Reasons Why Guatemala Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

When I was traveling in Guatemala for 4 months, I saw lots of different types of travelers. Backpackers young and old, spiritual seekers, missionaries of various persuasions, and expat business owners. I did not see very many vacationers. I think there are lots of reasons for this, one of them being the American news cycle only talking about Central America and Guatemala as places of problems that people are fleeing.

I find it complete nonsense that all we get of Guatemala is that story. So here’s another one.

My 6 Favorite Things About San Marcos La Laguna

My 6 Favorite Things About San Marcos La Laguna

I spent 6 weeks living and volunteering in San Marcos La Laguna, one of the popular towns around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Of course you don’t need to spend so long there, but I think it’s definitely worth a visit for anyone headed to Atitlan. Here are my 6 favorite things about this lake town.