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Adventure Bike Tours in Antigua, Guatemala

by R. Carnavale November 21st, 2014 | Action Adventures, Destination Highlight, Outdoors- Generic
Two great mountain ranges and several volcanoes run through central Guatemala, so the country is a mountain biker's paradise. Guatemala's old capital, Antigua, has volcanoes and lush, green forests nearby, which you can explore on single track trails, jeep tracks, and dirt roads that are perfect for biking. Logistical and safety issues mean it's best to bike with a partner or a group, so check out the following tour company's offerings:

The Antigua Valley has hundreds of miles of bike trails and Old Town Outfitters: The Guatemalan Adventure Company will help you explore them. The company
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Guatemala City, Guatemala

It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 9:00 PM CST on November 23, 2014
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Virginia’s Top Historic & Scenic Destinations

by R. Carnavale November 19th, 2014 | Destination Detour
Destination-Detour You'll find that the Commonwealth of Virginia is an important tourist destination because of its many historical sites and natural wonders. The first English settlers arrived in Jamestown in 1607 and they were eager to find gold and silver; instead, as time would reveal, their fortunes were to be made in tobacco. Famous Virginians include eight presidents, patriot Patrick Henry, Confederate leader Robert E. Lee, golfer Curtis Strange, slave-turned-free man Dred Scott, singers Pearl Bailey and Ella Fitzgerald, and educator Booker T. Washington and
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Splurge Hotels in Guatemala

by Jessica B. November 20th, 2014 | Dining & Lodging, Splurge Hotels
If budget is not an issue, there are some incredible luxury hotels in Guatemala, which could really make your trip a luxurious one. Many upscale hotels are based in the city of Antigua, a well preserved city also marked as a UNESCO World Heritage site, that is a great base from which to explore historical sites, beaches, lakes, coffee plantations, volcanoes or anything else you are interested in seeing.

Filadelfhia Coffee Resort and Spa – This is a relatively small hotel, only about 20 rooms, on an amazing estate located close to Antigua. With a shuttle bus for easy commute.
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Guatemala’s Most Interesting Art Museums

by R. Carnavale November 18th, 2014 | Arts & Culture, Museums
Arts-Culture Art in Guatemala tends to focus on the country's Mayan heritage, colorful handwoven textiles and costumes, and colonial and contemporary artists. If you're into textiles, the Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena features the clothing and textiles of the Mayan Guatemalans, dating from the end of the 19th century until today. This museum is definitely worth visiting, especially since the indigenous peoples of Guatemala are starting to wear Western clothing instead of their native textiles. The exhibits are frequently updated and well-organized, and information about each work is presented in both English and Spanish. The Museo Ixchel (pronounced "e-shell") also
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Guatemala with Kids

by Jessica B. November 17th, 2014 | Family Travel, Travel Style
Travel-Style A family trip to Guatemala can be a big adventure for everyone. With plenty to see and experience, you will create great family memories and give your kids a chance to explore a part of the world they may have only read about in books. With its combination of rich history, amazing landscape and wildlife, you can plan a family adventure that is rich in experience and enjoyed by everyone!

Tikal Pyramids – It goes without saying that you should take your kids to see the amazing Mayan ruins Guatemala has to offer. The climb is a steep one, so
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