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

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

Tenants United Mural in Arlandria

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

Baile de los Venados folkloric dance in Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala Festivals, Celebrations and Important Dates

Whether it’s the solemnity of Holy Week,  the lively hues of the Flower Festival or the buzzing excitement of the fiestas patronales Antigua’s festivals and cultural celebrations offer a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Guatemalan heritage. Here’s your guide to the most important festivals in Antigua, complete with dates and what to expect. I’ve … Read more