To most people, the idea of having a planned trip is essential. Arriving somewhere with a set idea of where you’ll stay and for how long often feels necessary to relaxing and enjoying your trip. But what if you left some of those plans open...

Guatemala is an easy place to love. With incredible landscapes ranging from foggy forests, and lakes and volcanoes to verdant jungles, this country has more than enough to inspire. Besides a warm-hearted, friendly population, a fascinating almost 4,000 year legacy of Mayan history awaits. But...

I love to travel in challenging situations. I’m not a masochist; I just like to learn, and no one learns inside their comfort zone. Traveling in developing nations not only teaches me about my own boundaries, but it gives me perspective on the big picture...

Sometimes I think really hard experiences, though they wear us down, teach us so much that they are worth living. In rural Northern Guatemala, we encountered farmers protesting Monsanto, blocking international roads and fighting back against a force they don’t yet know is sinister.

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One of the only hard parts of traveling is deciding what to bring with you. It’s a process most hate and procrastinate until the last minute, traveling with more stuff than they ever intended to bring and somehow missing some absolutely necessary item that...

Travel is all about learning new things and meeting people. Of course, we want to communicate with the people we encounter and understand more about the place we’re visiting. But how do we do that if we don’t speak the language? It’s difficult, but...

We’ve all visited somewhere we thought was just perfect. Every detail seemed picturesque and dreamy, and we caught ourselves saying we never wanted to go home. Imperfections are easily overlooked and those that we catch can appear curious, interesting or even downright sweet. We’ve...

The least expensive way to make it to San Miguel e Allende is the bus. While timewise, it can be exhausting, the conditions are quite good and it's very inexpensive. When flying, the choices include Leon, GTO or Queretaro, QRO, both of which are...