Guatemala Archive

Does Your Latin American Tour Include Interesting Hotels?

Because I write about tours and hotels a lot, friends or relatives will occasionally send a brochure or link and ask what I think of a tour they’re about to book. A lot of times the itinerary sounds fine, but the nights’ lodging spots seem like an afterthought. Instead of interesting hotels with a sense [...]

Exploring Culture and Chocolate in Guatemala

It’s been quite a while since we had something new to talk about in Guatemala, so I’m happy to announce the posting of a new tour story from there. One of our writers was experiencing the country with Culture Xplorers, and excellent tour company that deftly balances attentive service with close-to-the-ground experiences. This three-day Guatemala [...]

Taste Test: Ron Zacapa Centenario XO Rum

I am fully aware that Guatemala would not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of the origin of a bottle of rum costing $100. Earlier this month I got to try a healthy pour of fine Ron Zacapa Centenario XO though and I’m ready to go on record saying this [...]

News of the Month From Latin America – May, 2013

The news out of Latin America is seldom boring. There’s always something going on in this vast region worth talking about. Here are some of the more unusual or noteworthy tidbits from the recent news. Toilet paper shortage in Venezuela It’s one thing to hear about the effects of socialism on a country’s economy, quite [...]

Travel Related News From Latin America – April ’13

Having a new pope come from Argentina should be good news when it comes to numbers. Canada and the USA combined have 86 million Catholics. South America has 339 million. Tired of hearing Argentina’s politicians’ sabre-rattling about the Falkland Islands, the locals went to the polls to vote in a referendum. Only 3 out of 1,513 [...]

A Triple Vote for the Best Hotels in Latin America

Is there a definitive answer on which hotels and resorts are viewed as the best in Mexico, Central America, and South America? Sort of. I’ve said before that there’s a lot of hanky-panky that goes on with “best of” readers polls in magazines. Ballot stuffing is a part of the job when you’ve got a [...]