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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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Book a travel planning session with Claire

Feeling totally overwhelmed? 

Don’t worry it’s normal, especially if you are planning your first trip. Or considering a big life change like becoming a digital nomad. 

If there is something specific that you want hep with then I offer 121 advice sessions at a cost of $100 per session. 

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

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 be doing a one-month Central America itinerary during rainy season then this post

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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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FAQ - Travel Guide Planning

🚗 Where can I book bus or private transportation ?

I strongly recommend using GottoGo. You can book almost all transport in the major tourist destinations through them online. They don’t just cover buses they also cover shuttles, ferries, and private drivers.

I also recommend Bookaway.

🎫 Where can I buy tickets for museums, attractions, and tours?

I recommend either Viator or GetYour Guide. They have a lot of options!

👩‍⚕️ What is the best insurance to have while traveling?

I recommend using Heymondo for a great value policy. The app also offers you 24/7 Dr Chat. For Digital Nomads check out SafetyWing digital nomad insurance.

I have also written a blog post covering all my recommended travel insurance here

✈️ Any flight recommendations?

WayAWay offers you cheap flights with cashback. You can use this code CLAIRE22 to get 10% off. Otherwise Skyscanner or Expedia are my go-to flight searching platforms.

📱What do you use for internet connection while traveling?

I’m a big fan of personal WiFi devices and they have saved my ass so many times when traveling. I wrote a full review of the top travel WiFi devices you can read here. I personally use GlocalMe as I can either pop in a physical sim card or use their local carrier.

With regards to my phone connection, I use e-sims while traveling, so rather than having to swap out my regular sim card I can download the app and buy a virtual sim card. I recommend using eitherAirhub or Alosim. Both have great coverage of multiple countries and are very easy to use.

🛏️ What is the best platform to use for booking accommodation?

The 3 best platforms that I normally use are,, and Expedia They offer great deals and multiple options. I always check all three to be sure of the best deals.

🛅 Do you have any luggage recommendations for traveling?

I do have a complete list of the best packing and luggage products that I recommend, you can check the list here. I’m currently traveling with this suitcase and this backpack