The Long Views & Maya Altars of San Jorge La Laguna

Burrowed in the mountains above Lake Atitlán and just a 10-minute bus ride from Panajachel, San Jorge La Laguna is a tiny, compact community where locals speak Kachiquel (a Mayan dialect), wear colorful traditional dress, and practice centuries-old Maya customs. Most travelers breeze by San Jorge en route to Panajachel, but there are two great […]

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Escape from Pana! (or The DIY Corn Maze)

If there’s ever a good month to get lost in a corn field, it’s surely October. These 31 days are practically dedicated to corn mazes, scarecrows, and pumpkin patches–except, that is, in Guatemala.

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5 Reasons to Easter in Antigua Next Year

Truth be told, Guatemala has plenty of sights that leave me thinking, “Well, that was nice…” but not something I’d recommend anyone pay hundreds of dollars on travel to see. Take Lake Atitlán, where I live.

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Don’t Wake The Volcanoes

Guatemala sits on top of three tectonic plates that really don’t get along. Known as Cocos, Caribbean, and North American, these chunks of Earth crust have tried to push, drag, and overtake each other for millions of years. Some may call this dynamic geology. I call it dysfunctional–especially when you tally up the myriad earthquakes […]

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