Explore Central America...

If you hadn’t already noticed I love Central America and have spent a lot of time in Guatemala especially. I lived there for around 9 months and go back when I can.

I have a lot of very detailed travel guides to Guatemala and a few guides for other countries in Central America including Belize, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. 

On this page, you will find links to all of my guides to central America including information to hep you pack for central America and the companies I recommend for booking transportation and tours in Centra America.

Backpacking In Guatemala Packing List

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You simply fill out a form telling me what you want to talk about. We book in an hour slot and I do a little research to prepare for our session.

Once the session is over I’ll send you any notes and follow up things we talked about like links to great websites, personalized travel itineraries etc within 24 hours.

All of my Central America blog posts

Coatepeque lake El Salvador

Beautiful Places in El Salvador

El Salvador is one of the most memorable places in the world. El Salvador places can astound you and brighten your day. The best places in El Salvador are something

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Hpw to Get to Rio Dulce

How to Get to Rio Dulce

There are many answers to the question How to get to Rio Dulce? You can get there from Belize, Tikal, Semuc Champey, Guatemala City, and Antigua. It’s not always easy

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Central America rainy season

Central America Rainy Season

Thinking of traveling to Central America in the rainy season? If you’re not sure if you should travel during the Central America rainy season then this post will help answer

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Guatemala Packing List

Packing List For Guatemala

Wondering what to wear in Guatemala? Creating a packing list for Guatemala can be tricky, especially if you are traveling during the rainy season or plan on hiking Acatenango with of

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Hotels in Guatemala City | Where to Stay Near Guatemala City Airport

2 Weeks In Guatemala

Thinking of spending 2 weeks in Guatemala backpacking? Sure why not! Guatemala is an amazing country and it is so underrated. If you have the time I would recommend spending

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Hotels in Guatemala City | Where to Stay Near Guatemala City Airport

Where to Stay in Guatemala City

Are you looking for hotels in Guatemala City? Most people avoid staying in Guatemala City at all costs, choosing instead to head straight to tourist-friendly Antigua. But with so much

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Book your trip now

Are you ready to book your trip? Well to help you get the best deals and service here are the companies that I personally use to book all of my travel online. I always shop around before booking anything, but these are my tried and tested starting places.

  • Skyscanner – I’m a bit fan of Skyscanner, it is who I use to book all of my flights. I often will check other like Google Flights or Momodo, but I always go here first and it is who I book 99% of my flights with. 
  • Booking.com – I LOVE booking.com especially when I can book and cancel free up until a certain point, mostly because my plans are forever changing. It’s easy to use and has one of the widest selections. 
  • Airbnb – I’m not a huge user of Airbnb, but sometimes I do like to use it, and I ALWAYS check it before I book anything else. You can get some really cool places to stay here, and it is especially good in places like Cuba. If you don’t have an account and you click on this link then you will get $36 off your first booking.
  • Hostelworld – If you are looking for hostels then this is a great place to check first. They often have additional places that you won’t find on Bookin.com.
  • Agoda – Although I don’t use it as much as booking.com, Agonda is especially good if you are traveling in Asia as they really do dominate there. 
  • Workpackers – If you want to travel on the cheap and save money on accommodationg then you need Workpackers in your life. You can read more about it here. If you click this link to sign up and use the code CLAIRESITCHYFEET then you can get a 40% discount on your membership! 
  • 12Go – If you are traveling in Asia and want to pre-book your transportation then 12Go is a fantastic site to do so. They have buses, trains, and air travel.
  • RentalCars – Looking to rent a. car while you are away? I always book through Rental Cars as they do a search of all of the big sites and find the best deals. 
  • Welcome Pickups – Very occasionally getting from the airport to my accommodation is a total pain in the butt, or I’m traveling in a group and it makes sense to arrange a pickup. When I do I use Welcome pickups.
  • World Nomads – If you are looking for flexible travel insurance then it’s World Nomads all the way. I wrote all about insurance here if you want a more thorough review. 
  • SafetyWing – AsI’m a Digita Nomad and not moving around quite so much anymore I personally use SafetyWing now for my health insurance. I wrote a full review here
  • Viatour – Sometimes it can be a little expensive, but I like Viatour for somethings, especially if you can get a discount code! It’s also great for inspiration. 
  • Klook – If you are traveling in Asia, then Klook is great! You can book all kinds of tours, activities, and train tickets, plus they even have sim cards and WiFi.