Maya Culture: Alive and Well Today

In ancient times, Maya kings and queens formed their most prized headdresses with Quetzal feathers, like this student replicates here. In school, you probably sat in history class and learned about the Maya Empire – one of the most dominant indigenous societies of...

Guatemala’s Education System 101

Class is in session! Welcome to Guatemala’s Education System 101. School systems work differently in every country around the world and you may be curious as to how others differ from your own. Guatemala is a country near and dear to our hearts here at...

Quetzal for a Cause Craft

Looking for a simple and fun, Guatemala-themed activity to do at home? Well, look no further! This craft is easy to make, and helps you or your kids get to know a little more about the national bird of Guatemala, the Quetzal. The Quetzal bird is near and dear to our...

Donor Spotlight: Victor Morales

Guys, this rocks. No really, it’s a blog post about rocks! Well, kinda… We are so happy to announce a new partnership with Victor Morales, owner of the jewelry gallery known as MAYA. Victor recently moved MAYA to Cincinnati after many successful years in Boston...

5 Guatemalan Festivals You Just Can’t Miss

One of the reasons we travel is to experience different cultures, change our perspectives, and—hopefully—learn. Today we’re here to ask you: What better way to do that than party with the locals? That’s right, PARTY! Guatemala is absolutely rich with cultural...

On the Breaking News in Guatemala: A Letter from the Founders

Dear Supporters, Many of you have likely read about the political situation currently taking place in Guatemala. Both President Otto Perez Molina and Vice President Roxana Baldetti have stepped down after being charged with several corruption offenses. While this is...