A while back, I mentioned that I freelance for a travel company here in Guatemala, but I never really talked about what exactly I do. Please put down the gun. I swear that I’m not going to bore you to death with a job summary now. I would, however, like to share with you one of the more fun elements of my work: developing and writing our monthly newsletter.
The company I work for is called Viaventure Central America and is based in the colonial city of Antigua. It specializes in creating tailor-made adventures, mostly in Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize. Travel with Viaventure, and you won’t just visit a Maya ruin–you’ll visit a Maya ruin with the archaeologist who helped unearth it. It’s luxury travel with a local spin.
Back in January, we launched the first issue of the company’s new newsletter, The Viaventurer. Apart from featuring some of the amazing products that Viaventure has to offer, the goal of the newsletter is to inspire, to excite, and to get people so jazzed up about travel that they buy a ticket to a foreign land and set out on brand new adventures.
The theme of this month’s issue was one near and dear to my stomach–er, heart–food, so naturally, it was fun to put together. I got to interview two expat chefs in Belize–one in the Caribbean and one in the jungle–as well as a Honduran cowboy. I drooled on my keyboard as I gathered details on two upcoming Belizean food festivals and suddenly found myself wildly craving Guatemalan chocolate, coffee, and street eats as I wrote up a handful of Viaventure’s epicurean offerings. It was a delicious issue to write–and is, hopefully, a delicious issue to read, too!
You can check out the full newsletter here. And if you are indeed inspired to travel, let me know. I’ll be more than happy to serve as a your (hungry) travel companion. : )
Photo credits: Muzamanzie Photography (top), Viaventure Central America (center), and Rojo Beach Bar (bottom).