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6 Essential Guatemala Travel Tips

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Looking to travel to Guatemala? Here are six essential tips you should know before you go. 1. Have Money Before You Go It’s not uncommon — especially at the end of the month — for ATMs (or cajeros) to run […]

The Truth About Hiking Guatemala’s Pacaya Volcano

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Pacaya Volcano is a top attraction in Antigua, Guatemala, with many tourists hiking it. Here’s the truth about my experience, and what I suggest instead.

Food, Culture And Traveling Beyond The Guidebook In Guatemala

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Thinking of traveling to Guatemala? Intrepid traveler and creator of Miles to Memories Shawn Coomer tells us how to stay safe, what to eat, what to pack and how to go beyond the guidebook in Guatemala. 1. Please tell us […]

Hiking Indian’s Nose In Guatemala: The World’s Most Surreal Sunrise Experience

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“Beep. Beep. Beep.” Is it 3:30am already? While I had willed myself to resist the temptation of San Pedro’s nightlife, the girls in the room next to me clearly hadn’t, as their shriek-like giggling and all-night techno party made it […]

Why Guatemala Should Be Your Next Trip

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Despite warnings of violent crime and terrifying conditions, I booked a trip to Guatemala — and loved it! Not only did I find the country to be safe for travel, but also full of memorable experiences and natural beauty that […]

Travel Bloggers Without Borders: Maria and Carmen’s Second Last Chance

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When I met Maria and Carmen, they were young, grade-school-age girls. They owned no more than the ragged clothes on their back. They had never been to school. They owned no shoes. Their days were spent scavenging recyclables in mounds […]

How You Can Make A Difference Today With Travel Bloggers Without Borders

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Jessie on a Journey is participating in the first annual Travel Bloggers Without Borders fundraising event, which is seeking to make a difference by raising a total of $10,000 to help provide tuition for 55 young children to attend school […]