The Ultimate Guide to Guatemalan Cuisine

Strap yourself in for a magical ride through the kitchens and roadside stands of Guatemala, as I take you on a visual tour of all the (edible) things I put in my mouth on a daily basis while living here in Sololá. Guatemalan food is economic, delicious and made up of many Latin American staples, … Continued

My Black Friday Travel Wish List

Travel is a real son of a gun. Once you experience one destination, you’re immediately drawn to ten more. I’m sitting here in Sololá, Guatemala in the midst of my latest travel adventure and I can’t keep my mind from wandering and wondering what’s next. Pinterest is partly to blame, as are my fellow adventurers, … Continued

A Kiva Update & The New T2T Lending Team

It’s been two months since I arrived in Guatemala and kicked off my adventure with Kiva.org, so I wanted to take a minute to update you on my experience thus far and introduce you to my latest initiative. My primary task here in Sololá has been to work with a new microfinance partner and help … Continued

Fotoz Friday: A Week in Photos

It’s Friday. I’ve done a lot of talking this week. I’ll leave it to the photos to tell the story. Here’s my week in a nutshell. Enjoy the photos and then go enjoy your weekend. SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Related Post Fotoz Friday: Townie Sightings A Kiva Update & The New T2T … Continued

15 People That Inspire Me

Willpower and ambition are the vehicles we use to achieve great things, but it’s the spark that comes from being inspired that fuels that fire. I utilize this blog as a platform to share my thoughts and travel experiences to hopefully inspire others to chase their own dreams, so I wanted to take a minute … Continued

5 Ways to Select Sustainable Accommodation

Over the last few years there has been a marked increase in the number of people around the world that have become conscious of the way they travel, and who wish to tread more lightly on the Earth. While it used to be the case that opting for sustainable accommodation meant sleeping in a tent … Continued

International Banking Tips for Travelers

Budgeting for travel can be difficult and overwhelming at times, but if you do your research and read the small print, you can save a ton of money and take advantage of an international bank account. One of the first things to look at is ATM fees and international banking fees associated with a particular … Continued

The Juice is Worth the Squeeze in Semuc Champey

Every now and then certain situations arise that make me question this life of travel. In this particular instance, it was a hellish seven-hour drive in the back of a stuffy shuttle bus from Rio Dulce to Lanquin, Guatemala. As if roadside construction, massive potholes and tropical climate weren’t enough, my beautiful co-pilot came down … Continued

4 Essential Money Saving Tips for Travelers

There’s a world of information out there about saving money while you travel, but I have found that if you follow just five simple tips of financial planning, you can save big bucks and stretch your money much further while on the road. Here are the five simple tips that have helped me save money while … Continued

Tips on Saving Money to Travel The World

One of the most important things I’ve learned about travel over the past four years of working and traveling abroad is that – world travel isn’t as expensive as many people believe. You don’t have to be a millionaire to travel the world, however, you do have to be smart with your money. If an … Continued

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