Hiking Acatenango Volcano- Guatemala

exploding volcano acatenango

Hiking Acatenango is a Guatemala backpacking right of passage. Along with “how long have you been traveling?”, “how do you make money?” and “where are you going next?”. The question of “have you hiked Acatenango yet?” is undoubtedly going to […]

Semuc Champey – Best of Guatemala

semuc champey

Semuc Champey is such an amazing part of Guatemala and even though the bus ride can be brutal it is absolutely a must-do when visiting this beautiful country. Read about our entire Guatemala trip here. Getting to Semuc Champey Most […]

Getting from Monterrico to Paredon Guatemala


Getting to both Monterrico and Paredon is super easy from Antigua. They are both only about an hour and a half away by direct shuttle. We assumed they would be pretty close together with Monterrico being just the “next town up the coast”.  […]

The Ultimate Guide to Lake Atitlán Guatemala

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Lake Atitlán is humbling. It is a gorgeous blue lake surrounded by volcanos and dotted with little towns.  It’s vast and sheer beauty is almost impossible to describe. The added fact that the surrounding towns each have a distinct personality and […]