Becky

Becky loves hiking and the outdoors, reading a good book on a rainy day, practicing yoga with friends, cooking with Sinatra in the background, relaxing with her husband and a good glass of wine, and above all: travel. Read more about Becky.

How to Set Up the Al Hosn App for Abu Dhabi Travel

One of the reasons life and travel in Abu Dhabi have remained relatively “normal” is because most businesses in the emirate require proof of vaccination and a recent negative covid test in order to enter. With everyone vaccinated (and masking), risks remain manageable. Like several cities, Abu Dhabi uses a proprietary app to verify your …

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Not too Much, Not Too Little: My Carry-On Only Printable Packing List

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I wasn’t always good at packing. Trip after trip, I’d forget something — usually something small and easily replaced, but an inconvenience nonetheless. Finally, I learned my lesson, got organized, and wrote out a list. Ever since, I’ve been using the exact same printable packing list and haven’t had problems since. If you’re looking for …

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The Complete Guatemala Travel Guide: FAQ to Get You Started

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If there’s one country I know well, it’s Guatemala.  I’ve gone four times (once for six weeks!) because I can’t get enough. From the best-known sites to smaller villages and remote parks, I love it all.  If you’re planning your own perfect trip, you’ll find everything you need to know about Guatemala travel: frequently asked questions plus …

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9 Easy and Wonderful Day Trips from Antigua, Guatemala

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I love Antigua but my enamoration stretches beyond city limits. Each time I return to the city, I’ve explored new corners of the area — there are a dozen surrounding communities that feel a world apart despite being exceptionally close. And, oddly enough, most of them are rarely explored by travelers. Apparently if a travel …

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An Essential Resource of Things to Do in Antigua Guatemala

antigua guatemala view

While most visitors spend just 2-3 days in this compact city, I’ve visited a few times, adding up to more than four weeks in the city.  That’s given me lots of chances to try Antigua activities — most of which I’ve enjoyed! Since I was fortunate enough to explore the city thoroughly, here’s what I …

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