Why Antigua Guatemala is the Town you Really Want to See!

Can you find history, charm and modern sophistication all in one town? We think so. And Antigua, Guatemala is the perfect spot. Antigua is the ancient capital of Central America, from the time of colonial rule from Spain. At first glance, Antigua seems stuck in that era, with traditional architecture, ancient churches and cobblestone streets. But scratch beneath the surface, look behind the walls and into the courtyards and you will find every modern amenity for the tourist, including luxury … Read More

Pictures of Guatemala that will Leave you Wanting More

First time visitors to Guatemala often comment on the colors on display. I am not just talking about the stunning colors of the flowers, clothing, buses, birds and scenery. There are abundant opportunities to observe the physical colors of the country. But more importantly, the people themselves lead colorful lives and this is woven throughout Guatemalan culture and is the very fabric of their society. We were fortunate enough to be in Guatemala over Christmas and New Year to celebrate … Read More

Smart Coffee Recipe: The Best Smoothie To Start Your Day

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I will share the best healthy smart coffee recipe to start your day! Do you like to start your day with a healthy smoothie? Do you also like to start your day with happy coffee? I am guessing most people answer the second question with a resounding, “Yes” and a fair proportion also answers “Yes” to the first question, especially the more health-conscious folks. But what if you could combine both and get the best of both worlds? How I … Read More

From the Plantation to the Perfect Cup of Coffee

As we were traveling in Central America, home to some of the world’s best coffee, we took the opportunity to visit a coffee plantation in Antigua, Guatemala. We are huge coffee fans and it was too good an opportunity to miss seeing firsthand how coffee is grown and processed to get the perfect cup of coffee. It’s amazing how much work, most of it by hand, goes into growing and processing coffee. And that’s before we even get to the … Read More

Hiking Pacaya One of Guatemala’s Most Active Volcanoes in a Day

Guatemala has 37 volcanoes, 3 of them are active. From Antigua, you can climb several volcanoes, two of them active volcanoes, Pacaya (8,373 feet/ 2,552 meters) or Fuego. From elsewhere in the country, you can climb any number of the other dormant volcanoes. So, while we were in Antigua we decided to climb Pacaya, one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes. It is close and easily accessible, and a short day hike. I know you are dying to know, the third active … Read More

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