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Antigua, Guatemala – Our Top Picks

Destination Addict - Volcanoes & colonial architecture in Antigua, Guatemala

The charming old town of Antigua, Guatemala with its colonial style buildings & cobbled streets is like something straight out of a story book. There is not a building more than 2 stories high & everywhere you look there is colour & culture. A UNESCO world heritage site, beautifully restored to live up to its […]

Facing Fears – Zip Trekking in Whistler

Zip Trekking in Whistler - Flying like an eagle on Ziptrek Ecotours Eagle Tour, British Columbia, Canada

Ever since I can remember I have had a fear of heights with bridges always being the most difficult for me, I’m not really too sure why but I have just never had complete trust in them. I grew up in Bristol in the UK, which is famous for its suspension bridge, as a child […]

Mystical Lake Atitlan – Our Top Things To Do In San Pedro La Laguna

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

A visit to the magical Lake Atitlan is a must when in Guatemala, we chose the village of San Pedro La Laguna to stay at whilst we were there opting to stay out of town a little, for a quieter more relaxed vibe. Sitting right at the foot of the Volcan de San Pedro the […]

Lake Atitlan Hiking – The Indian Nose After Sunrise

Indian Nose hike, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

It all started with a drunken conversation amongst 8 of us in a hostel bar overlooking the magical Lake Atitlan, we’re not sure if it was the happy hour beers or the beautiful scenery that had gone to our heads but we agreed that we would all wake up the next morning, at the crack […]

50 Reasons To Visit Cuba – In Pictures

50 Reasons to Visit Cuba - In Pictures

Cuba, the land where time has stood still! Travel with us through our pictures so we can show you why we feel you should visit Cuba and discover this beautiful island nation. Note from the author: This article has been written by me from my travel experience. I may recommend & provide links to products & […]

Maps.Me – Why It’s Our Favourite Travel App

Destination Addict - Hiking the High Note Trail in Whistler, BC, Canada

If you’ve read our previous posts you may have gathered by now that we bang on a bit about a little app called MAPS.ME! MAPS.ME this & MAPS.ME that! We use it a lot, we think it’s awesome & we just wanted to let you all know why!…… Note from the author: This article has been […]

Airbnb ‘in it – Tree House Living On Lake Atitlan

Tree house living in an Airbnb on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

We normally use a few different resources when booking accommodation & check all of them before making a decision on where we are going to stay. For us, as a couple, we find that it can sometimes be much better value to book private accommodation through Airbnb when you weigh up everything that will be included than […]

Travel Life – Backpacking As A Couple

Backpacking as a couple - Travel Life - Destination Addict

Backpacking as a couple is for us is epic, but at times tough too! We have discovered that It’s all about finding your flow, together. We’ve been travelling together for 8 months in total & have had some of the most amazing experiences but it’s not always smiles & good vibes – it’s also compromise, […]

Mexico to Guatemala Border Crossing – San Cristobal De Las Casas to Lake Atitlán

Mexico to Guatemala Border Crossing – San Cristobal De Las Casas to Lake Atitlán

There are a number of transport options but we decided to take the shuttle bus to cross the border from Mexico to Guatemala using the Ciudad Cuauhtémoc to La Mesilla crossing. We’ve tried to keep this short & simple for anyone looking to do the same. Here are the details of how we did it & […]

Palenque – Why They Are Our Favourite Mayan Ruins & Where To Stay

Palenque - Why They Are Our Favourite Mayan Ruins & Where To Stay - Destination Addict

Waking up in our jungle cabana to the sound of howler monkeys all around us was just magical! When we decided to visit Palenque ruins we had a choice of staying in Palenque town or in the jungle, hippy hangout area of El Panchan. We were certainly glad that we went for the latter! Note […]

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