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Life from a different perspective

Have you ever done a travel tour? Not the London open top bus travel but the kind where you sign up for a tour in another country like Latin America? Let’s dream about it for a moment…..where in Guatemala, seeing all the wonders of that country with guides who have toured to the point that the locals recognize them by name and at the local bar “everyone knows, their name”…..still not there? Well you could be there on a bus literally taking in life from another perspective.

There is never a time of year where something like this wouldn’t be exciting. Especially tours that offer  the opportunity to take classes in another language, volunteer in the country, and visit the sites. In the next post we’re going to do a poll on which travel tour in Latin America, you’d love to join or book! Can’t wait to see what comes out on top! For now though we’ll leave you with a link to Volunteer Tours that are going on now with Humanitravels http://humanitravels.com/volunteer-tours

! As you get a better visual of what your travel tour could look like think of who else could join you. Cheers until next time and get ready to VOTE!!!

Thought you couldn’t have it all? well now you can! Volunteer, Travel and Explore with Humanitravels new tour offering! http://ow.ly/61afO

Shop Til You Drop

One of my favorite things about traveling is finding the souvenirs at the end of my trip.  Most of the trinkets I buy end up sitting on my shelf, but they remind me of all the places I’ve been.  Lately, I’ve been trying to buy items that can be used such as purses, shot glasses, clothing, bracelets, etc.  The best places to buy souvenirs are all of the outdoor markets that are set up everyday.  I find all the souvenirs that I buy for me and my friends and family.  They are usually inexpensive and authentic.  Here are some of Guatemala’s best markets for shopping.

  • Chichicastenango Market– This market is also referred to as Chichi and is the most famous one in Guatemala.  It is held only on Thursdays and Sundays.  This massive market occupies the entire town square and even reaches some side streets as well.  You could either stay in Chichicastenango overnight or make it a day trip from Guatemala City or Antigua.
  • Solola Market- The Solola market is held on Tuesdays and Fridays.  While you’re shopping, you can see the beautiful Lago Atitlan down below.  It is considered to be more authentic than Chichi and you can see the locals wearing their traditional Caqchikel Maya clothing.  There are fewer tourist-oriented souvenirs because this is still an important local market, but you will be able to find many interesting authentic items.
  • Antigua- Antigua is home to Nim P’ot, which is a huge indoor collective market that has a wide variety of souvenirs.  They have standard souvenir shirts and trinkets, grain sack bags, wood furniture, and a collection of Mayan textiles.

Best Beaches in Peru

Now that summer is here, the only place I want to be at is the beach. There’s nothing better than laying out in the warm sun and listening to the soothing sounds of waves crashing on the shore. I’m from Southern California so I’ve been a beach bum all my life. I think that everyone enjoys a nice day at the beach, which is why I want to tell you the best beaches Peru has to offer.
Punta Sal– Punta Sal is arguably the best beach in all of Peru. This small beach resort is located in northern Peru in the department of Tumbes. Because of its proximity to the warm El Nino current and the cold Humboldt Current that collide in this area, there is sunshine year round. The waters are calm and warm, averaging 75-82 degrees Farenheit.
Mancora– Mancora is a well-known surfing destination located in northwestern Peru in the Piura region. The weather is great and sunny almost all year. You’ll find that when you visit Mancora, it is extremely popular for young people.
Cabo Blanco– This beach destination is also located in northwestern Peru like Mancora. Cabo Blanco is legendary for big game fishing as well as surfing. People do not go here as much for relaxing purposes, but for recreation.
Help Humanitravels clean up our local beach on Saturday, June 4. Check out the Facebook event invitation for more details to find out how you can participate. The first five people to sign up will receive a free t-shirt so hurry up and claim your spot today!