Moving to Guatemala

Planning on relocating to Guatemala. Becoming an expat in Guatemala.

I’ve been an expat for over 20 years and 13 of them have been in Guatemala, where I raised 2 sons.

I have all the do’s, don’ts and know-how’s of moving to Guatemala and living in Guatemala.

Eight Tips to Make Moving Long-Distance A Hassle-free Experience

Embarking on a long-distance move is a thrilling expedition that propels you from the comforts of your current abode to the untapped possibilities of a new destination.  And if your journey leads you to the vibrant city of West Palm Beach, Florida, get ready to discover a place that effortlessly blends sun-kissed beaches, cultural richness, […]

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Moving For the First Time? Follow These 6 Helpful Tips

Starting fresh in an unfamiliar environment comes with both excitement and nervousness. Careful planning and preparation are essential for a smooth transition, whether it’s a different city, state, or country. Recent data shows a significant trend of people looking to relocate from their current homes, with approximately 19% of St. Charles residents searching for new […]

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Selling Everything and Traveling or Moving to a New Country

Selling everything and traveling or moving to a new country can get to people nerves, here a few tips to do it right

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Cheap Ways to Move Across the Country

What Is the Cheapest Way to Move?  The high cost of moving to a new country or to a new state is one of the factors that deter many people from making the decision to change their place of residence. Looking at the cost of the moving services, they may decide to postpone their plans. […]

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Top 7 Self-Storage Tips When Relocating Abroad

1. Spring Clean And Declutter First Spring cleaning should be the first (and most important) step when preparing your items for long-term storage. Use this opportunity to declutter to get rid of things you no longer use/need. Take time to inspect each item and decide whether it is worth holding on to. Some fashions, for […]

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Ultimate Guide for Moving to Guatemala By an Expat from Antigua

Guatemala is a hotspot for expats, digital nomads, families, and retirees, offering rich culture, history, and nature. It’s also popular among Americans since it’s just a short flight from the United States, making it easy and accessible to get back home to visit family and friends. I have been living as an expat in Antigua […]

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Have a To-Do List for Moving to a New Country (Will Save Your Life)

Moving to a new country is not an easy task, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful one, and I have a lot of experience in this topic and something you MUST have is a To-Do List for moving to a new country.

In today’s podcasts, I’m going to be talking about To-Do List for moving to a new country, and why you should have more than just one!

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Antigua Green School Review in Antigua, Guatemala

I have always loved outdoor and nature, but I love more my kids and their education. I didn’t want the regular education system, I wanted them to be in touch with nature and learn all they can, that’s when I found an amazing Green School.

In today’s podcast, I’m going to be talking about Antigua Green School!

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Finding the Right School for Kids When Moving to a New Country

If you’re planning to move to a new country, and you have kids, one of the first thing you need to look for are schools. There are many things to take into considerations, and I’m going to show you how.

In today’s podcasts, I’m going to be talking about finding the right school for your kids when you move to a new country.

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Top 10 Challenges When Moving To Another Country

Making the move to another country is a challenge for anyone, no matter how brave and determined you are. While it can be an exciting time in your life, it will also be a taxing one. The various difficulties can make living in another country frustrating at times. Before you make such a big decision, […]

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Is Guatemala a good place to learn Spanish?

I arrived in Guatemala many years ago with one goal in mind, to learn Spanish. That’s also how I learned that this country is probably one of the best countries in the world to learn Spanish.

In today’s podcast, I’m going to be talking about learning Spanish in Guatemala.

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Money in Guatemala: Best Way to Exchange Money to Quetzales

In order to travel to a new country, you need to learn the best way to exchange money, in most cases you’ll need to have local currency since not all places accept credit cards and Guatemala is not different.

In today podcasts, I’m going to be talking about the best way to exchange money to Quetzales in Guatemala. It’s not hard, but there are some things you need to be aware of.

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Packing Clothes for Moving: How To and Tips to Make It Easier

Every person has had to change their home at least once in their lifetime, and moving has many challenges. This is how exciting and responsible the move could be. Proper packing and transporting can keep your possessions in perfect order but also save you time while putting up your new home. This article will demonstrate […]

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Visas and Residency in Guatemala: Which Options do You Have?

In order to visit Guatemala, you must know the visas available and if you’re planning to move to the country, you need to know which residency options you have.

In today’s podcast, we’re going to talk about visas and residency options in Guatemala.

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Having a Baby in Guatemala: Tips and My Experience

Guatemala has an amazing private health system, which makes having a baby a comfortable experience. I had my second child in Guatemala, and it was amazing.

In today’s podcasts, I’m going to talk about having a baby in Guatemala, how it is like giving birth in Guatemala as an expat, I’ll let you know from my own experience everything you need to know about it.

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Having a Dog in Guatemala: Vets, Daycares and More

Everyone loves dogs, and many people don’t enjoy leaving their dogs behind when traveling or moving out. Guatemala is packed with all the things you need to have a dog and take care of him in the best way possible.

In today’s podcast, we’re going to be talking about having a dog in Guatemala, how are the vets here, daycares for dogs and is Guatemalan dog friendly?

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Hiring Local Employees in Guatemala: Recommendations & Tips

If you decide to have a business in Guatemala and decide to hire local people to work with you, there are many things you need to consider before doing it, for you and your worker!

In today’s podcast, I’m going to be talking about, hiring locals in Guatemala to work with you, I’ll let you know my full experience, tips and recommendations.

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Family Living Expenses in Guatemala (With Prices)

The first thing most expat looks for cost of living, they are an important part of moving to a new country and becoming an expat.

In today’s podcast, I’m going to talk about living expenses in Guatemala, I’ll cover basic necessity, car expenses and my family monthly expenses as an example.

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Renting a Home in Guatemala: House and Rentals Best Practices

Buying or renting a house is one of the most important steps of moving to a new country and becoming an expat. Guatemala is not different from another country, but there are some stuff you need to know before doing it.

In today’s podcast, I’m going to talk about how to rent a house in Guatemala, and I’m going to let you know best practices and useful tips.

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Best Places to Food Shop and Local Market Tips in Guatemala

When you think about shopping food, most people instantly think about supermarkets and chain stores, but the truth is, those places are expensive. A better option and better experience are local markets, Guatemala has a TON.

In today’s podcast, I’m going to be talking about shopping food in Guatemala, also, I’ll let you know the best tips for shopping in local markets.

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