Chilcuague has become something I prize. I actually can’t imagine living without it, and you’ve probably never heard of it.

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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is one of my favorite holidays, right up there with Dia de los Locos (Day of the Crazies) and Thanksgiving. I couldn’t be in a better place for it either. Mexico places great importance on Dia...

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...

The Alborada is one of the many amazing parties of San Miguel de Allende. San Miguel is famous for their fiestas and this is one of the biggies. First of all, it starts at 4 in the morning. Yeah, that’s right. Starts. Second, it...

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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