Planning before arrival, what to pack, traveling in Guatemala and returning home.
What to know and do before you travel to Guatemala
Trip preparation and learning about Guatemala:
You have decided to travel to Guatemala ! For some families, this is the first time and for others it is a return visit. Traveling to a different country – any country – can be stressful as you are traveling “outside your comfort zone”. Depending on your added activities (if any), you may be feeling more anxious, excited, nervous, unsure, scared, happy, etc. Add that to the stress of organizing your life to leave home, packing, and worrying about your pets !
Your time in Guatemala will be memorable, meaningful and enjoyable. Savor your time and experiences here and don’t sweat the small stuff – that is my job; taking care of your travel details to ensure a stress-free itinerary!
My drivers are prompt, courteous and safe. Vehicles have seat belts and carry insurance. I am here and accessible anytime you have a question or need
some advice or information. I can coordinate any or all of your additional services while in Guatemala. Please make sure your non-traveling family members and friends have my phone numbers and email addresses as an emergency contact.
Before you go, educate yourself about the culture, economics, politics, and history of Guatemala. There are many Guatemala-specific resources definitely worth exploring in depth. The internet is full of information and all major travel books have information and additional website links. Note, there is no definitive source of information, nor is everything you read true and up to date. Use all information sources to educate yourself but Guatemala is a growing and dynamic Country and Culture and your experiences will be unique.
E-mail me for current working links if those below are not working..
• Though lacking in updated info, (INGUAT) – the Guatemalan tourist organization – is a good place to start.
• Revue, Guatemala’s English-language Magazine – http://www.revuemag.com
• Que Pasa; another English –language magazine http://www.quepasaenantigua.com
• Resource for Spanish language Schools: http://www.guatemala365.com