Travel Guides for International Destinations

Heading abroad? No problem! I’ve got travel guides for dozens of countries worldwide and easily sorted so you can find what you’re looking for. Start browsing or reading these articles to get information on what to see, where to go, what it costs, and how to plan your next big travel adventure.

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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Find Articles by Country

Looking for articles on a particular destination?  You’ll find them broken out by country below, along with the date of my most recent visit listed for reference. Australia (May 2019) Austria (July 2018) Bahamas (January 2010) Barbados (Sep. 2018) Belgium (June 2014) Belize (Mar. 2017) Canada (January 2020) Cayman Islands (Jan. 2010) China (Jan. 2019) Colombia (February 2016) Costa Rica …

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The Complete Guatemala Travel Guide: FAQ to Get You Started

antigua arch with volcano

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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