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staying with locals

8 Unique Opportunities To Stay With Locals

Stay with locals around the world for a truly immersive experience that also benefits the community you’re visiting. Here’s how.

literary travel

8 Fascinating Accommodations For Literary Lovers

These fascinating literary travel-focused accommodations from around the world tantalize the mind with good old fashioned paperback books. Here’s how.

yoga fusion

Wellness Travel: Top 10 Yoga Fusion Retreats Of 2015

Like last year’s round-up of unique wellness trips, Epicure & Culture wants to help you stretch your limits with yoga retreats that fuse flexibility, strength training and curative stretching with something else. Maybe you want to cultivate compassion by volunteering […]

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#ProjectLoveNote: Guatemala, You Stole My Heart

To my beautiful Guatemala, You stole my heart. Three years ago when I stepped on a plane for the first time – when I stepped into an airport for the first time – I had no idea what to expect. […]

Hammocks In Heaven: A Culinary Escape To The Guatemalan Jungle

Hammocks In Heaven: A Culinary Escape To The Guatemalan Jungle

On a recent trip to Guatemala, I met a woman who left her urban life as a fitness guru in Guatemala City to tease out the secret ingredients of the jungle in order to nourish guests in a forest retreat. […]

#InstaTravel: Culture, Food And Beautiful Views In Guatemala

      For those looking to travel to Guatemala, the country is full of beautiful landscapes, delicious food and immersive culture worth exploring. To show you what I’m talking about, here’s a look at some highlights through Instagrammed Guatemala […]

Earth Lodge: A Soul-Finding Farmstay In The Mountains Of Guatemala

“Just follow these two children. You’ll walk up the road a ways, down a path, do a small hop over a gap in the road and continue descending to the lodge.” I didn’t realize I’d have to hike to the […]

Through The Lens: A Woman Hand-Making Tortillas In Guatemala (And Where To Get The Country’s Best)

Through The Lens: A Woman Hand-Making Tortillas In Guatemala (And Where To Get The Country’s Best)

The best tortillas I had during my trip to Guatemala were at Rincon Tipico in Antigua. Not surprisingly, these thick, hearty and soft circles of dough were made by hand right outside the restaurant for patrons to see. The address […]

ChocoMuseo Antigua.

Sweet Guatemala: A Look At The Country’s Mayan Chocolate History And Modern Experiences

For travelers with a sweet tooth, Guatemala and its rich chocolate heritage allow for an indulgent trip. Especially in Antigua you’ll find no shortage of chocolate shops, cacao-laced postres (desserts) and even a chocolate museum. And while local pastry chefs […]