Quetzal at ranchitos del quetzal

Discover Ranchitos del Quetzal: One of the Best Places to See the Resplendent Quetzal in Guatemala

Ranchitos del Quetzal is a stunning private natural reserve nestled in the heart of Guatemala’s Baja Verapaz region. Known for its lush cloud forest and incredible biodiversity, this reserve offers one of the best opportunities to see the resplendent quetzal, Guatemala’s national bird. The serene environment, combined with its commitment to ecological conservation, makes Ranchitos … Read more

Colochos de Guayaba receta facil

Easy Recipe for Colochos de Guayaba Traditional Guatemalan Candy

Are you looking for a delicious colochos de guayaba recipe from Guatemala to enjoy this traditional Guatemalan candy at home? You’ve come to the right place! In this Guatemalan recipe, I’ll show you how to make authentic Guatemalan colochos de guayaba or guava rolls, a traditional sweet that will delight your taste buds with its … Read more

Best things to do in Granada Nicaragua

Best Things to do in Granada, Nicaragua with Teens

If you’re planning a family vacation, Granada, Nicaragua, might be the perfect destination. There are plenty of fun things to do with your teens in Granada, and even younger kids will love these activities! I’ve included some exciting options that older kids will especially enjoy.  Granada is a city with a rich history, vibrant culture, … Read more

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Best Things to do in Alexandria, Virginia

If you’re looking for the best things to do in Alexandria, Virginia you have come to the right place. From where to eat and where to stay in Alexandria to the best attractions, historic landmarks and hidden gems I am sharing with you my favorite things to do in Alexandria. Alexandria, Virginia, a city brimming … Read more

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Visiting the Chirilagua Neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia

Visiting the Chirilagua (Arlandria) neighborhood is one of the best things to do in Alexandria. This hidden gem offers a vibrant blend of Central American culture, diverse culinary experiences, and rich community spirit.  Known also as Chirilagua, named after the region in El Salvador where many neighbors trace their roots, this unique Alexandria neighborhood is … Read more

Traditional chilacayote candy from Guatemala

Guatemalan Dulce de Chilacayote Recipe (Crystalized Chilacayote Candy)

This is a recipe for dulce de chilacayote cristalizado or crystalized chilcacayote candy. This traditional Guatemalan candy is made with chilacayote squash, also knows as fig leaf gourd. If you’ve ever had crystalized chilacayote you know that this is a truly unique sweet. The roots and cooking method for this traditional Guatemalan recipe can be … Read more

Dulce de naranja de Guatemala, Guatemalan candied oranges

Guatemalan Naranjas en Miel Recipe (Candied Oranges Recipe)

This is an easy recipe for Guatemalan naranjas en miel or candied oranges in syrup. This Guatemalan candy or dulce típico is delicious and the recipe requires only two ingredients. If you’re looking for an amazing and easy Guatemalan dessert this is a great option. Naranjas en miel is a classic example of a popular … Read more