Category Archives: Central America

Our travel plans for 2016 (so far)

January ~ Canoga Park and Arrowbear Lakes, California For 2016, we decided to travel on the odd months, and stay in So California on even months. We will see how that works out, but that was my starting point for mapping … Continue reading

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Picture of the day -Through the window

Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful for the little things.

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Where would you turn for help?

Sunday, September 27th Today I am drifting away from our normal travel related topics to shed some light on a difficult subject. Most of my friends as well as our family have all been touched by autism, mental illness, blindness, … Continue reading

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Get off the sofa – Get out of the huddle

Dear friends, As many of you know who have followed our blog for any time, Tim and I are passionate about our beloved Guatemala. We have become involved with several NGO’s who are doing amazing work to help those who … Continue reading

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Picture of the day ~ Santa Cruz, Guatemala

Happy 2015 Everyone! I’m slowly getting over a nasty bug that laid me up for the Christmas and New Years Holidays. It is never fun to be sick, but as much as I love to travel (and I do love … Continue reading

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Guatemala City ~ A wee bit of a tour before our flight back home

Thursday, December 11th ~ Drive from Coban to Guatemala City Our week with Hugo had come to a close. A family of four had arrived the night before from Seattle and were taking our place in the SUV to start … Continue reading

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Coban Marketplace and the Quetzal

Wednesday December 10th ~ Coban, Guatemala Just the three of us loaded up our traveling suitcases and backpacks and pointed the SUV toward Coban. Today we get to see the dirt road we had traveled two nights earlier draped in … Continue reading

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Semuc Champey ~ A revisit to one of the most beautiful places on earth

Tuesday December 9th ~ Semuc Champey Arriving after dark on the 8th, we enjoyed a cocktail and our delicious buffet style dinner, but were soon off to our room to get some much-needed sleep. One learns that in the jungle … Continue reading

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Tikal National Park ~ Climbing temples, dodging pigs, and potholes

Monday December 8th ~ Tikal National Park TIKAL NATIONAL PARK (click to read a more in-depth report of Tikal) Once again Hugo (our private guide who owns/operates Expeditions Guatemala) managed to sweet talk us into getting an early start, and one … Continue reading

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Guatemala ~ Hunting for manatees, howler monkeys and HOT waterfalls

Sunday, December 7th ~ Lake Izabal and Finca Paraiso “If we get up early, I’ll almost guarantee that we will see manatees”, our guide Hugo promised. Taking him at his word, we endured an early alarm, left our hotel in … Continue reading

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