Category: Central America

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

Colorful Central Markets of Antigua, Guatemala

If you were to ask what is the one thing to NOT-MISS while in Guatemala, I wouldn’t hesitate in a heart beat – Markets, markets, markets. There is no shortage of markets here. My favorite is the local market which … Continue reading

Local Circus in Antigua, Guatemala

Visiting authentic local attractions can be such a fun and different experience. I saw this circus near where my son takes horse back riding classes. So I ran over there to ask what the price was and I was told … Continue reading

Auto Safari Chapin – A Great Drive Through Safari

Surprise, suprise! Guatemala has one of the best safari’s my family and I’ve been. And I can honestly say we’ve been to a lot. Too many actually. I’m almost over visiting animal parks at times. But Auto Safari Chapin was … Continue reading

Jade Museum in Antigua, Guatemala

Jade is one of the rarest stones in the world. As a matter of fact, there are only two places in the entire world where you can find Jade: China and Guatemala. Antigua, Guatemala is known to have the best … Continue reading

Star Wars Convention in Antigua, Guatemala

Nerds are universal and thanks to them they bring fun conventions to small cities like Antigua, Guatemala. We went to it the first time one year ago, so this was our second time around. Last year when I came, I … Continue reading

Guatemala for Kids – Family Friendly Resorts are a Fun Option

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala is considered to be a one of the top ten most beautiful places in the world to visit. Once you’ve been there, you would totally agree. However, when traveling with kids views and scenery only go … Continue reading

Authentic Japanese Food On Lake Atitlan, Guatemala? Crazy, but True!

Looking for something totally new and different and least expected? My family and I always do, especially when we are returning to a spot we have been to many times before. This time my search was all about restaurants on … Continue reading

The Secret of Staying in a Luxury Villa on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala has been written about for years and years. Even in the 1940’s this place was a hot spot for the ‘adventurous’ rich and famous (like the Swedish Countess) and many other aristocrats and merchants. Why, you might … Continue reading

Things to do in Guatemala with Kids – How about a Museum?

Educating kids in a fun and inspiring manner takes too much effort that I don’t seem to have nor do I know how to do the stimulating on my own. That’s why it’s always good to have an outlet, a … Continue reading

Don’t Know What to do in Guatemala – How about Going to a Race Track?

Doing out-of-the-norm attractions can be the absolute most rewarding and amusing fun one can have either while traveling or where you live. That is exactly what we did. Cause, quite frankly, I am officially out of ideas of things to … Continue reading

A Romantic Getaway for Parents (Sans Kids) in Antigua

What would be the perfect birthday gift to the Papa of my children? How about an escape from Papa duties to enjoy a romantic getaway with the Mama of his children. Without extended family nearby, we aren’t able to go … Continue reading

Overlooked Places to Visit in Guatemala – Monterrico

Places to Visit in Guatemala When visiting Guatemala the usual suspects of places to visit are: Antigua, Lake Atitlan, and Tikal. If you’re adventurous and have more time next on the list would be: Rio Dulce, Livingston, Lanquin and Semuc … Continue reading

Releasing Baby Turtles – Monterrico, Guatemala

Have you ever had a chance to hold a tiny creature in your hand? Feel it squirm around, move its little legs and hands, tickle the palm of your hand. From September to February, every day, CECON (Conservation Center of Studies … Continue reading

Michelada Mix on a Hot Monterico Day – Guatemala

Monterrico, Guatemala is known for beaches, drinking, hot hot days, mosquitos and turtle releasing. During our last trip to Monterrico, while the boys were running around discovering the tiny village, we discovered a new bottled drink – Michelada Dorada Draft … Continue reading

Pizza Grizzly – Oldest Theme Restaurant in Guatemala

Since living in Guatemala one of the biggest challenges we have had was finding good pizza. We have tasted every pizza made in Antigua and simply are not pleased. Isn’t pizza supposed to be an easy thing to make? Apparently … Continue reading

IRTRA, Guatemala – Theme Park on a Rainy Day – Kids Still Have a Blast

Going to a theme park is a big deal in my house.  Not sure why, but it usually takes a lot of preparation to head on over there. A few rules – we never go during high season or weekends, … Continue reading

How to Have a Cheap Nicaragua Vacation

Traveling can sometimes get expensive, especially if you take along the whole family. Luckily there are still a couple of things that can be done save when traveling, or places to visit that are free or cheap. All you need … Continue reading

River Rafting Tours in Guatemala

If you love the excitement of river rafting tours, whatever your skill level (class I – IV+) there is a right river in Guatemala for your adventure. There are many beautiful scenic routes perfect for adventure rafting and underground cave … Continue reading

Popular Active and Inactive Volcanoes of Costa Rica

Costa Rica, which sits directly on top of the Pacific Ring of Fire, is home to over 120 volcanoes. Gratefully, only five are active. However, one of the five is on the top ten list of most active volcanoes in … Continue reading

Eco Vacations in Guatemala – Parks and Reserves #1

One of the things why people visit this country is for Eco vacations where you can explore the forests and jungles, searching for the exotic wildlife of Guatemala. But where is the best place to do this? Well there are … Continue reading

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