Tag: guatemala

Homestay With A Mayan family

July 10, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Homestay With A Mayan family

When I was in Guatemala I did a homestay with a Mayan family in the town of San Juan on Lake Atitlán. A homestay is an experience where you can live with a host family to study abroad, learn a new language, and exchange cultures. Families will often host visitors to supplement their income and […]

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Habitat for Humanity Review Zacapa Global Village Trip April 2013

June 24, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Habitat for Humanity Review Zacapa Global Village Trip April 2013

In the past I’ve traveled for escape and pleasure. This time I was looking for a more meaningful experience and a cultural immersion. I found both through a volunteer vacation. As I travel, I’ll document and share my volunteer experiences to help you choose a program that’s right for you. My first volunteer vacation was […]

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Gourmet Coffee Tour in San Juan Lake Atitlán

June 10, 2013 | By | 8 Replies More
Gourmet Coffee Tour in San Juan Lake Atitlán

When tourists visit the town of San Juan in Lake Atitlán Guatemala they may only go for the women’s weaving cooperatives, but there’s a hidden gem worth visiting… an organic coffee farm. Guatemala is know for gourmet coffee so I wanted to taste it right at the source. If you drink coffee to start your […]

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Early morning on San Marcos dock Lake Atitlán

May 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Early morning on San Marcos dock Lake Atitlán

Photo of the week: Early morning on San Marcos dock on Lake Atitlán.

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Take Spanish classes in Antigua

April 22, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Take Spanish classes in Antigua

There are several schools in Antigua where you can learn Spanish. The prices are affordable for one on one instruction compared to other Spanish speaking countries. Since I was in town a week before my volunteer mission, I thought I would brush up on my Spanish so that I can communicate better at the work […]

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The Adventure Has Begun

April 17, 2013 | By | 8 Replies More
The Adventure Has Begun

I’m on the road! I started my round-the-world trip and nomadic lifestyle. This is something I’ve been dreaming about for years and it’s happening. Everything flew by so fast that I didn’t get a chance to share the excitement and stories leading up to departure until now. So surprise! I’ve enjoyed living in Vegas for […]

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