Antigua, Guatemala

The UNESCO listed city of Antigua is a sunning colonial town offering great connections to all of Guatemala’s attractions. It has great food and is an awesome base for studying Spanish or hiking… Continue reading

World’s most beautiful lake, Guatemala

In the dark, I trudge up hill towards the summit of Indian Nose and the promise of a beautiful sunrise over the volcano crater lake of Atitlan. Behind me is my eight year… Continue reading

Xela and Tajumulco, Guatemala

Set in a valley surrounded by mountains, and dormant and active volcanos, Guatemala’s second largest city is a great base for learning Spanish, volunteering, relaxing in natural hot springs or hiking volcanoes. I made… Continue reading

Fuentes Georginas, Guatemala

Visiting this natural hot spring about 30 minutes drive from Xela is a great way to sooth the legs after trekking Tajumulco. The springs are set in dense forest near the top of… Continue reading

Mazunte, Mexico

This place lives and breathes relaxation. This is where the Mexicans from the capital flock to for their Christmas holidays and although full of tourists when I visited at New Year it still… Continue reading

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

A slice of Australia in Mexico. This place is full of Australian surfers flocking to the massive pipeline wave that breaks on the bay of Puerto Escondido. I stayed in the chilled out… Continue reading

Oaxaca City, Mexico

The jewel of Mexico. This city is a place to plan to visit for a few days and stay for years. With stunning colonial architecture, paved pedestrian streets, beautiful churches, rich culture and… Continue reading

Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca, Mexico

The stunning Hierve el Agua in the Sierra Norte mountains is a gorgeous place to relax away the afternoon. There is about an hour of hiking that can be done around the petrified… Continue reading

Hiking the Sierra Norte, Mexico

This is eco and ethical tourism at its very best. Many villages in parts of the Sierra Norte are well set up for hiking and there is no need to book in advance… Continue reading

San Cristobal

The capital of Chiapas is the beautiful colonial town of San Cristobal. Famous for its coffee and chocolate, there are plenty of cafes to relax the day away, fabulous food, craft markets and there… Continue reading