Category: Central America

Find out where to eat, stay and play in Central America (Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador).

Real Homemade Italian Cooking – La Fattoria Restaurant, Guatemala City

When I was in high school I had a really close friend who was old school Italian. When I say Old School, I mean her parents were off the boat with all the old traditions in tact. Her mother reminded … Continue reading

Dining and Art in the Most Unique Restaurant of Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala, in my opinion, is a central hub for restaurants of all sorts of gastronomical experiments.  And, when one lives in Antigua it is easy to experience most of them since the town is so small. And even though there … Continue reading

Things to Do In Guatemala City – Family Staycation

So what’s a staycation? To me it means either doing a small vacation like trip (either day trip or multi-day trip) that is super close to home. And that is exactly what we did! Our chosen location, one least thought … Continue reading

Where to Stay in Guatemala City – Grand Tikal Futura Hotel

Living in Antigua it is virtually impossible not to hear about Tikal Futura Mall. We’ve been there several times to go bowling and do a bit of shopping. Visiting the mall I’ve seen signs to Grand Tikal Futura Hotel, but … Continue reading

Divercity Guatemala City – Where Kids Get to be Adults

Kids are always saying they wish they can grow up and be adults. Well, somebody heard them and Divercity was born.  Up until very recently this different type of attraction was only in South America, but is now in Guatemala … Continue reading

IRTRA Petapa – Amusement Park Fun in Guatemala City

Who would ever think that amusement parks are the best places for a private guide to assist you? Especially when traveling as a single parent! Well that is exactly when I truly valued the private guide that INGUAT, Instituto Guatemalteco de … Continue reading

Family Friendly Dining – Nais Guatemala City

Eating is a huge part of traveling. So, when I was in the process of working with INGUAT, Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (Guatemala’s Tourism Board and Institue), for our private tour of Guatemala City, Nais Guatemala Restaurant was recommended. After doing … Continue reading

Visiting the Kids Museum – Museo de los Ninos in Guatemala City

With my husband working a lot lately, I wanted to do something different with my kids. I decided on a staycation, of sorts, to Guatemala City. We have been to Guate several times, however, I wanted to do the full-on … Continue reading

Life on Rio Dulce – It’s Not as Dulce (Sweet) as it Looks

Rio Dulce is better known as the Amazon of Guatemala. And for good reason. It’s lush, full of water canals, a rain forest and full of amazing birds and wildlife. It is also a place for fishermen and local people. … Continue reading

Wanna See What Punta Manabique in Guatemala Looks Like?

I’d love to show you what the real Punta Manabique looks like, but the waves were way too choppy for us to get to it. So instead we got to another area which is a deserted island like spot. It had … Continue reading

Salsa Classes – Antigua, Guatemala

I’m not a big dancer. I was into clubbing when I was younger. And loved dancing. But actual classes were never something I aspired to take. Buttttt…. When in Antigua… I went a different route. We actually did a private … Continue reading

Experience Guatemala City Street Fair Like Local

I’m a huge fan of street fairs and local festivals. This is when all the real goodness of the country comes out to play. If you are visiting any city or country during the local festivals, my advice – go … Continue reading

Food Porn – Creativity in Antigua Guatemala – Photo Essay

When tell my friends and family about the amazing food creations we can find in Antigua Guatemala they don’t believe me. Well here’s a bit of a taste for all those that are planning on visiting this colorful colonial town. … Continue reading

Local Dishes of Costa Rica – Photo Essay

When visiting Costa Rica the number one suggestion I make to everyone  – visit a SODA, the local eatery and enjoy homemade Costa Rica food. Casado – this dish usually has beans, salad, plantains, rice and different meats, fish, chicken … Continue reading

Island Hopping in Granada, Nicaragua – Photo Essay

One of the top attractions to do when visiting the colonial city of Granada Nicaragua is go on an island tour. There are over 360 islands, and you can either do a tour, rent a boat and go island hopping. … Continue reading

Local Fishermen’s Pier in El Salvador – Photo Essay

El Salvador is one of those hidden secretive type of destinations. When staying on the coast visiting the beaches we took a day trip to the Pier in Libertad. Let me tell you, if you are in the area, this … Continue reading

Spectacular Views of El Salvador’s Beaches – Photo Essay

The beaches of El Salvador are gorgeous and some of the best places to surf. Not only is the surf great, but there are hardly any surfers to compete with and dirt cheap lessons. And lots of water fun in … Continue reading

Surfer’s Paradise on El Salvador’s Beaches – Photo Essay

Ready for great surf? The breaks are internationally known, yet few actually get to enjoy them. Plus the surf lessons are so affordable and you don’t have worry that you’re getting on someone’s turf when falling and learning. Surfing instructors … Continue reading

Snorkeling Tour on Ambergris Caye, Belize – Photo Essay

Our private tour man awaits us for the snorkel day with fish and sharks. We headed to Hol Chan Marine Reserve where some of the best snorkeling near Ambergris Caye can be experienced. These are my gorgeous captains. I’ll be … Continue reading

Biking on Caye Caulker – The Only True Way to See the Island – Photo Essay

Caye Caulker is a two mile island off of Belize City and without a doubt one of the most beautiful places my family and I have ever visited. We are so in love with it, that we want to move … Continue reading

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