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Is Travel Dangerous?

When I told people that I was leaving for my world trip, 90 percent were supportive. Then, there was that 10 percent. These are the people who will try to tell you that you shouldn’t go for whatever negative reason they can think of in their head. Here are three reasons I’ve been told not […]

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San Pedro La Laguna Guide

I spent an entire month upon the shores of Lago Atitlán. Two of those weeks were in the lake’s party center, San Pedro La Laguna. A town of 9,000 people, there should be plenty of things for you to do while you stay in this Guatemalan city. Lodging  Hostel Miguel Bed and Breakfast – This […]

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Sailing the Panama Canal

Working overseas isn’t always waiting tables or teaching a classroom full of English students. Sometimes, it can be on the deck of a ship. That’s what British Columbia native Kyle Mateo did for 17 days on two boats in Central America. His goal was to go through the Panama Canal. “It was just an incredible […]

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Ryan_Rubi's Caye Caulker Cat Sanctuary album on Photobucket

The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker, Belize

Beyond the sounds of the waves and the beat of the reggae music on Caye Caulker, you might also hear a “meow,” or maybe 86 of them. This side of the island is home to P.A.W.’s, run by Madi Collins. She started the animal sanctuary after returning home from the United States. One day in […]

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Antigua, Guatemala Budget Guide

Most likely if you go to Guatemala, you’re going to go to Antigua. Love it or hate it, this is the home-base for most travelers when they’re here. It may be pricier than Lago de Atitlán, and it’s definitely full of many more tourists than Guatemala City or Xela, but that’s Antigua. The city is […]

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