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.

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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Comparing Guatemala’s Black Sand Beaches (Monterrico & El Paredon)

black sand beach guatemala

Guatemala isn’t known as being a beach destination, despite having a coastline on both the Atlantic and Pacific. There are no picture-perfect beaches, no award-winning resorts, and only the smallest assortment of things to do on the water. But these communities are a big contrast to what you’ll find on the typical tourist route and …

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