Recent Posts

Hostel Takeover: A Review of Hostal Berakah
 

Hostel Takeover: A Review of Hostal Berakah

I didn’t have to do a ton of research on where to stay while in Copan, Honduras. The shuttle company I booked to take me there said that its drop off location was Hostal Berakah. I figured it would be easiest to just book a dorm here for the two...
Exploring the Copan Ruins
 

Exploring the Copan Ruins

When visiting the Central American region, there is one thing you absolutely must do- visit a site of ancient Mayan ruins. Some popular ones include Tikal in Guatemala, or Chichen Itza, in Mexico. While in Honduras, the Mayan ruins you’ll want to visit are the Copan Ruins. Copan was once...
Panajachel Is Not My Favorite Place
 

Panajachel Is Not My Favorite Place

I’d heard such wonderous things about Lake Atitlan. People I met reinforced this idea that I just couldn’t leave Guatemala without seeing it for myself. So with a free day, I left at 5:30am on a shuttle bus from Antigua to Lake Atitlan’s gateway town, Panajachel. Antigua at 5:30am The...
Things to Do in Antigua, Guatemala
 

Things to Do in Antigua, Guatemala

Roughly a one hour drive away from Guatemala’s¬†capital sits the city of Antigua. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a beautiful colonial city filled with picturesque architecture, artisan markets, and rich Guatemalan history. A trip to Guatemala is not complete until you’ve spent a few days in Antigua. Because it’s...
Hiking the Cerro de la Cruz
 

Hiking the Cerro de la Cruz

On the far north end of Antigua, Guatemala¬†sits the Cerro de la Cruz (or, the Hill of the Cross). With some of the very best views of the city and the nearby Volcan de Agua, this is a must-see site while in Antigua. After you’ve charged up your camera battery,...
Top 10 Things I Heard From Guatemalan Market Vendors
 

Top 10 Things I Heard From Guatemalan Market Vendors

The markets in Guatemala have some of the best souvenir shopping you can do in Central America. While in Guatemala, I visited markets in Antigua, Panajachel, and Guatemala City. While I enjoyed strolling through, making my purchases and enjoying all the colors, there was one thing that just always put...
MORE ADVENTURE