For me, it was never a question of whether I would study abroad, but where. Travel has been an extremely important and formative part of my life since age 11, when I lived in Spain with my mum. I grew so much as a person during that year, expanding my horizons and deepening my understanding … Read moreWhy Study Abroad?
As a 22-year-old woman who usually travels solo, harassment has become a fact of life for me, especially unabashed stares and cat calls. Is it unpleasant and frustrating? Yes, of course. But over time I have learned many strategies for dealing with harassment while traveling, and they make a big difference! Basic Tips for Dealing … Read moreDealing with Harassment while Traveling
My favorite thing to do in Antigua was honestly just eating. In fact, I think I spent more time eating food than doing anything else when I lived there. So in those three months, it’s safe to say that I tried almost every restaurant down to the last food truck! The funny thing about living … Read moreBest Restaurants in Antigua
Planning a trip to Guatemala? Make sure to allow time for visiting Tikal, the best Mayan ruins in the country! Read on to learn about my experience and tips for visiting this incredible national park. Day 1: Visiting Tikal Our much-anticipated excursion to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal had a rocky start. Due … Read moreVisiting Tikal, the Best Mayan Ruins in Guatemala
Planning on climbing Volcán de Agua in Guatemala? Read on to learn about my experience doing this challenging but rewarding hike! About Volcán de Agua Volcán de Agua, or “Volcano of Water” in English, got its name in 1541 when a huge rainstorm filled the crater at the top of the mountain. The crater … Read moreClimbing Volcán de Agua
Want to visit a beach during your trip to Guatemala? Read on about my experiences in Monterrico, arguably the best beach in Guatemala! This beach is just a 2-hour drive from Antigua, not very touristy, and has beautiful black, volcanic sand! Day 1 at the Best Beach in Guatemala! We left at 6:00 am this … Read moreMonterrico: The Best Beach in Guatemala
Looking for travel tips and inspiration for your next trip to Guatemala? Or simply want a fun, travel-themed read? Here’s an excerpt from my travel journal about traveling to Semuc Champey, Guatemala. Day 1 of Semuc Champey Trip During our 8-hour drive to Semuc Champey, we stopped for lunch at Biotopo del Quetzal. This is … Read moreTraveling to Semuc Champey, Guatemala