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

Family friendly attractions, hotels and restaurants.

Traditional Guatemala Food and Street Vendors

Visiting the Kite Festival in Sumpango on Day of the Dead, November 1, in Guatemala is a super rare treat. It is also a supreme time to get a glimpse into the world of Guatemalan food vendors. But the most surprising part – how incredibly cheap and tasty it is. However, the one dish that […]

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El Salvador Seafood Market

El Salvador has so much to offer. You have the surf beaches, Suchitoto, and the piers. What you’ll find at a genuine Seafood Market Shells of all sorts Yummmmm – fresh Ceviche to be eaten at any time of the day and night Drying fish More drying fish Fish for sale All sorts of fresh […]

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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 for the best seats it was $6 per person. What do you think, affordable? So […]

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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 just what we needed. What to do and see at Auto Safari Chapin, Guatemala The […]

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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 stores for Jade and with that come Jade Museums which show case the history of […]

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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 was done in about 15 minutes, but my oldest son wanted to stay longer and […]

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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 so far. After ten minutes of soaking in the beauty, restlessness and suppressed energy wins […]

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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 Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Truth be told, I’m a bit over eating traditional Guatemala food. It’s […]

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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 wonder? Because it’s considered one of the top 12 most beautiful lakes in the world. […]

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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 place to take the kids and expand their mind. And even more importantly keep them […]

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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 do in Guatemala. So when in doubt – find the unusual. What To Do in […]

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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 for a short trip, but we do have time to enjoy a romantic lunch together. […]

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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 Champey. Yet what most people miss out on is Monterrico and other beach areas. What […]

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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 – University of Guatemala, San Carlos) allows people to join in the release of baby […]

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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 – or better known as my favorite Monterrico drink. Why haven’t they made a Michelada […]

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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 not! Four years of living in Guatemala, my husband just remembered that when he was […]

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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, because the last thing we need is to be stuck in lines. Also, it’s not […]

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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 to do is a little research, there is always something! Let’s take a look at […]

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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 rivers to serene waters for the whole family to enjoy. When to go on River […]

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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 the world: Volcano Arenal, which will gladly show off its red lava flow any day […]

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