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Historic arch of Santa catarina in Antigua Guatemala

3 budget hotels you’ll love in Antigua, Guatemala

Why suffer in a grim room or a noisy hostel when you don’t have to? The colonial city of La Antigua, Guatemala, is one of those serendipitous places where being surrounded by beauty doesn’t mean you have to pay a fortune for a nice hotel. Here are a few for as low as $35 USD a night.

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Mango Black Bean Salsa

Mango and Black Bean Salsa

Mango season! It’s the perfect time to whip up this easy recipe for low-fat, fresh Mango and Black Bean Salsa. Try it on fish tacos, grilled fish, grilled chicken breast or as an appetizer.

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GTA Photography: Review and Promo Code

A press trip across the Iberian Peninsula inspired me to go back to school. Here’s a review of GTA Photography School and a Promo Code for a 25% discount

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3 budget hotels you’ll love in Antigua, Guatemala

Why suffer in a grim room or a noisy hostel when you don’t have to? The colonial city of La Antigua, Guatemala, is one of those serendipitous places where being surrounded by beauty doesn’t mean you have to pay a fortune for a nice hotel. Here are a few for as low as $35 USD a night.

Mango and Black Bean Salsa

Mango season! It’s the perfect time to whip up this easy recipe for low-fat, fresh Mango and Black Bean Salsa. Try it on fish tacos, grilled fish, grilled chicken breast or as an appetizer.

12 reasons I’m tempted to drop everything and move to Grenada

Dreaming of moving to the Caribbean? This unofficial guide to vacationing, retiring or relocating to Grenada, tells you why this under-the-radar island paradise should be at the top of your list. And it’s not just about the beaches.

GTA Photography: Review and Promo Code

A press trip across the Iberian Peninsula inspired me to go back to school. Here’s a review of GTA Photography School and a Promo Code for a 25% discount

15 sure-fire sources for stellar press trips

Where can bloggers and travel writers find press trips and conferences? Here are 15 amazing resources:

Countdown to 6th Annual Dreamweavers Weaving Exhibition and Sale

Puerto Escondido’s popular cultural celebration and sale is back! And it’s bigger and better than ever. The 6th Annual Dreamweavers Exhibition and Sale will be taking place on Sunday January 18, 2015 and you don’t want to miss it.

7 awesome natural wonders in Puerto Escondido

Connecting with nature boosts mental and physical wellness. It also opens the heart to the wonders of the natural world. The state of Oaxaca is less than 5% of Mexico’s total land area but boasts the most diversity of plant, bird and mammal species. Here are 7 of my favourite ways to experience the natural wonders of this wild frontier.

Healthy holiday ponche de frutas (fruit punch)

A recipe for hot fruit punch made with fresh and dried fruits served at Christmas and on New Year’s Eve in Guatemala, Mexico and Central America.

Tamales: the soul of Navidad

An inside look at tamale-making in Guatemala, Central America and Mexico, where each perfectly-wrapped bundle is a gift of love embodying the spirit of Navidad.

Recipe: Hot Rum and Bourbon Toddy

Warm up with this easy hot rum toddy featuring Zacapa rum from Guatemala, nutmeg from Grenada and honey bourbon from Kentucky.