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  • Incredible Private Pools at 7 Worldwide Hotels

    While an infinity-edge pool that glints under the sun is fabulous, nothing beats a private pool you need not share with other hotel guests. At these seven properties, enjoy a plunge pool to call your very own.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on November 21, 2013 at 10:34:14 AM EST in Hotels
  • Five Reasons to Visit Guatemala

    After reading these five reasons to actually stop in Guatemala (think roasting marshmallows on a volcano, shopping local markets, and climbing ruins), you'll wonder why you've just been flying over it.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on September 27, 2012 at 12:20:12 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • 13 Lessons Learned from Fodorites' 2011 Trip Reports

    Reading trip reports from other travelers can be an invaluable resource for planning your next vacation. They're often great for gathering information on topics such as what to expect when you land, where to find top hotels and the best under-the-radar restaurants, and when to book ahead for must-do activities. Essentially, it's all about the experience of what worked—and perhaps even more importantly, what didn't.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on January 05, 2012 at 2:54:51 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Experience Tikal to its fullest by staying the night

    The best way to experience the incomparable Maya ruins is to get up just before the birds do, from a hotel within the park, and head toward the deserted plaza with a guide. From the top of one of the scalable pyramids the well-trained guards can show you an enormous array of wildlife that disappears from the park during the day.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 18, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Unless you're serious about shopping, don't engage Antigua street vendors

    Antigua's streets are full of women and children peddling their wares, but only converse with them if you're serious about buying. The vendors get aggressive, and will follow you around in the hope that you'll break down and buy something.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 13, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: greenland, Greenland
  • Be street smart in Guatemala City; don't ride public buses

    Guatemala's network of red public buses logs dozens of thefts (and a few armed robberies) each day. Your chances as an outsider of escaping unscathed are slim, so we advise against using the system.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 17, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: Isle of Jersey, bajapeninsula, Baja Peninsula
  • Guatemala: Visit a market

    Each major town has one—each seemingly better than the last. Some reach their pinnacle on Sunday, like the one in Chichicastenango, which is a favorite with locals and international visitors alike. Colorful handicrafts, leather goods, handwoven fabrics, and carved masks of mythological animals are just some of the gorgeous wares.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on November 05, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Discover Guatemalan Cuisine

    Guatemala is often acclaimed for its cultural richness and biodiversity, but it is rarely recognized for its cuisine. Mirciny Moliviatis and Eduardo González—chefs and television personalities—are looking to change that with El Sabor di mi Tierra (The Flavor of My Land). The Guatemalan travel and cooking show has introduced many natives to the culinary diversity in their own country. Chef Moliviatis spoke to Fodor's about Guatemala's best traditional dishes.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on October 29, 2010 at 10:59:03 AM EDT in Restaurants
  • Guatemala: Spend the night at Tikal

    The best way to experience the incomparable Maya ruins is to get up just before the birds do, from a hotel within the park, and head toward the deserted plaza with a guide. From the top of one of the scalable pyramids the well-trained guards can show you an enormous array of wildlife that disappears from the park during the day. It is unbelievably breathtaking.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on May 01, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips

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