Inti Raymi (Sun Festival) in Cusco, Peru

The Inca Empire arose from the highlands of Peru, and quickly expanded to include parts of modern day Ecuador, Bolivia, [...]

Top 5 Reasons Everyone Loves Manuel Antonio

1. Nature The exotic jungle is home to over 100 species of mammals and over 200 species of birds placing [...]

Education vs. Schooling: Traveling Abroad Makes the Difference

Education doesn’t end with a degree and graduation cap. Instead, it begins with life and ends with death. From the [...]

Travel & Culture: How to Do It Right

Every day you hear more stories about another millennial ditching the nine-five to venture off for a year in a [...]

Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala: is it worth the hike?

If hiking an active volcano is on your bucket list, Maximo’s Volcano Pacaya tour offers that special opportunity only available [...]

Gap Year: A Life-changing Experience at Any Age

Gap years are often associated with the year between high school graduation and freshman year of university. But, today, more [...]

Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

The Spanish tradition of Semana Santa (Holy Week) arrived with the Spaniards to Guatemala in 1524. Almost [...]

5 Tips to Avoid Altitude Sickness in Cusco

Altitude sickness can become excruciatingly severe… if you let it. The symptoms start out with lightheadness and continue [...]

Teaching English Abroad in Costa Rica

One can live happily in any country in the world. This is my theory, and thus far it [...]

7,970 Feet in the Sky: A Day at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu goes by many names—The City in the Sky; A Wonder of the World; The Lost City of [...]