Category Archives: Guatemala

Find where you can eat, stay and play in Guatemala.

Monterrico Beach – Finding an Ideal Beach House Rental

Beaches and Guatemala can be a bit of a complexity for me. Now that I’m traveling with my family, and have become addicted to vacation rentals, finding the right one is not all that easy. My Prerequisites for a Beach … Continue reading

Review of the Base Camp Hoodie Base Layer by Woolx

I love being outdoors, trekking and mountaineering. Nature gives me peace and having a good set of friends to do it with makes it all better. Luckily I have endless options in my country.  There is always something new and … Continue reading

Women’s Hiking Pants – Bugsaway Ziwa Convertible Pant Review

One of my favorite activities is hiking. It allows me to get close with nature, challenge myself and to have fun times while meeting new people. My first experience at it was climbing Acatenango Volcano in Guatemala. I live in Antigua Guatemala … Continue reading

Hotel San Carlos – Elegance and Convenience – Guatemala City

Every time my family and I go the US Embassy in Guatemala City we pass this gorgeous European style house. After several trips, I finally had a chance to find out what the place was all about it and it turns … Continue reading

Romantic Escape to La Inmaculada Hotel in Guatemala City

Believe it or not, even though living in Antigua, Guatemala sounds romantic it’s similar to everywhere else you live. It becomes commonplace and after a while it’s great to get away for the weekend. And an even bigger treat when … Continue reading

Working Farm Holidays – La Ruta del Yalu in Guatemala

Going fishing for trout was a huge attraction when we lived in Costa Rica. We used to take our oldest boy all the time. You can catch your fish and then have the restaurant make it to your liking, usually … Continue reading

Luxury Camping, Nature Fun Just Minutes from Guatemala City

The one thing my oldest son keeps asking me over and over again is to camp. This may sound like an easy thing to do, but when you’re living in Guatemala safety and amenities are a huge component to good … Continue reading

Paredon Surf House in Guatemala – A Great Escape

Getting away to beaches in Guatemala can be quite challenging. Most of them have too high of a riptide to enjoy. However, even though Guatemala isn’t really known for the swimming beaches, it is, surprisingly, known for surfing. Crazy, right? Well, that’s … Continue reading

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

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