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Guatemala

Climbing in Guatemala – Amatitlan Rock Breakdown

Guest post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s son) Amatitlan and Xela are the biggest and most recommended places for climbing in Guatemala. I will mainly tell you my experience of Amatitlan because I have never been to Xela. But will be going soon, so stay tuned. Amatitlan is a very big lake (Lake Amatitlan) located […]

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Our New Climbing Spot – QuboAntigua Climbing Gym

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s Son) QuboAntigua, a new indoor climbing gym that opened just one week ago is our new never-want-to-leave-place. It’s a bouldering gym that is awesome and not huge. They also double as a restaurant and they make the most tastiest pizza. What we love most about it is the […]

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Climbing Gym in Guatemala – Big Mountain Review

Special Guest Writer – Brandon Villatoro Kuperman (Travel Experta’s Son!) Welcome to Big Mountain! One of Guatemala’s City’s top climbing gyms where you can go climbing with your family. The gym has a wall that is 13 meters tall. Other walls that allow you to create angles or inclinations for different climbing disciplines such as Bouldering […]

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Travel Gear – Travelers Coffee Kit Review

Living in Antigua Guatemala and being a lover of hiking, it is a normal thing to spend Sundays hiking the Acatenango trails with friends. One thing we love to do is start the hike extremely early in the morning, at around 6 AM. This allows us to walk at a relaxed pace, chatting and enjoying […]

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Roasting Marshmallows On Pacaya Volcano Leaves You Speechless

Few places in the world truly leave you speechless. Pacaya Volcano is definitely one of those places. And nothing beats sharing a Volcano Hike with your kids and friends. Pacaya Volcano is located about one hour from Antigua, Guatemala and / or Guatemala City, depending on where you’re coming from. Pacaya Volcano Regulations and Volcano […]

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Night Rider – Taking in the Sights of Antigua, Guatemala on a Bike

Whenever we travel anywhere in the world one of the most important things we do is hop on a bike and check out the place. We have done this from Spain to Biking in Vermont to Florida and so much more. And trust me, it never gets old. As a matter of fact, it has […]

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Brand New MTB Bike Park in Guatemala City – Taking it To New Levels

OK, so mountain biking and road biking are not a new thing. However, the popularity of them is certainly growing by the second. Living in Antigua, Guatemala we have seen the rise of biking groups get bigger and bigger. Which is a good thing, but can also be a bad thing if the destination is […]

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A Day for Myself – Self Care Ideas Outdoors with Natural Beauty Products

Living in Antigua, Guatemala is one of the most inspirational places not only with the scenery, but for the people who live here. One of my great friends, founder of Tierra & Lava all natural, organic beauty products, is definitely one of them. She’s created products that are all natural, non-toxic, organic and some are even […]

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Coming Up with Unique Birthday Party Ideas for Boys is Half the Fun

Each year we celebrate birthdays in three ways: We always do something just the four of us – usually go out to dinner – this is normally gifted by my parents since they don’t live close by to give us a chance to celebrate in their name We usually go away for at least one […]

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Lush Hotel – A True Artistic, Boutique Hotel in San Marcos, Lake Atitlan – Guatemala

Imagine tiny foot paths surrounded by tropical plants, small shops and friendly locals. This is exactly what you find in San Marcos. It is a tiny village located on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world – Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. However, what makes this town even more unique is all the different […]

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A Night Acatenango Volcano Hike

If you read my last post you know that I have hiked the Acatenango trails and been to its summit more than 15 times. That is because it is gorgeous of course but mainly because it is the closest one to me. Plus even if there are some other that in my eyes are better […]

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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 House Rental: Private Pool – this has become my latest necessity. Staying in the comfort […]

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Where to Eat in Guatemala- 6 Restaurant Recommendations

I have lived in Guatemala for many years and have taken the time to explore it. Most of my readers know this so I get tons of emails every day asking for all sorts of tips and recommendations. One of the most common questions is, where do I go for a good meal? So I […]

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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 out it was a hotel. On a romantic weekend away from the kiddies, my husband and […]

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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 you can get away with your partner, sans kids. Guatemala City is probably the closest […]

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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 fried. Now that my youngest son is five years old he’s got bit by the fishing […]

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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 camping. After tons of research for a place that didn’t require long distance driving or even […]

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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 kind of the beauty of it. Guatemala has fantastic waves and breaks that surfers would […]

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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 me of The Godfather’s wife (Don Corleone). This was most true in her cooking. Honestly, […]

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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 are a ton of restaurants, only a handful are truly worth going to and returning […]

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