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I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Mexican Sandwich

“Beans again?” It’s a phrase my husband’s uttered over and over again throughout quarantine, today’s remark coming with an extra ounce of frustration. I’ve made beans practically every night for dinner, half for nutrition and half to work around grocery store limits. But this pot of beans isn’t for dinner, it’s for breakfast. It’s yet …

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What You Need to Know About the Mexico City Pyramids

The Mexico City pyramids of Teotihuacan are one of the most popular attractions in the area and a can’t miss attraction for most visitors. Walking through this UNESCO World Heritage Site is like traveling back in time, since the ancient city still holds its grandeur. It’s just 30 miles northeast of the capital and is …

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Personally Experiencing Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala

Imagine being woken up at 5:30 in the morning because a marching band is outside your window, the sound of cymbals and sousaphones clanging in your ear. Only three and a half hours earlier, I had been outside, painstakingly helping my neighbors prepare an intricately designed alfombra, or “carpet” for the street.  It was Semana Santa — …

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Best Restaurants in Antigua Guatemala

It’s hard to narrow down what made me love Antigua so much. There were volcano hikes, colonial architecture, and cheap Spanish classes. And there’s the food. So much of it, from traditional meals to street food to high-end entrees that would cost a fortune at home. Over the course of multiple visits, I’ve spent more …

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Nicaraguan Food: What to Eat in Nicaragua

There’s no excuse not to try traditional Nicaraguan food on your trip: meals are usually less than $5 and absolutely delicious!  The country has a lot of variety in its cuisine, with each region having different specialties.  From coconut and other flavors on the Caribbean coast to vigorón in Granada, there’s plenty to sample.  Nicaraguan Food: …

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Places to Visit in Nicaragua: Destinations for Every Travel Style

Without a doubt, my short time in Nicaragua was long enough for the country to win my heart.  Every aspect of Nicaragua is extraordinary, with world-class volcanoes, stunning beaches, friendly people, and a genuine culture.  Best of all, there’s huge variety in Nicaragua destinations, so you can have a well-rounded vacation.  Here are the best …

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Best Volcanoes in Central America, as Ranked by a Volcano Junkie

Nothing gets your heart racing like the feeling of being on an active volcano.  I’m fascinated by all things geothermal, one of the reasons that both Guatemala and Nicaragua make my list of favorite countries.  With steam, smoke, lava, and sometimes scary rumbles, there’s a lot to explore.  I’ve tried more than my fair share …

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