Winter has been especially tough on the Northeastern United States this time around. My partner and I were looking for an escape to somewhere warm and photogenic (for me), and in a region that produced coffee (for him). Both of us would have to return to work the day after we arrived home, so being within one time zone of New York was also a motivating factor.
With so much to explore between Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, we decided to do a little crowdsourcing. “Guatemala!” was the exclamation that came up over and over. Friends who’d visited in the past assured us we’d get everything we were looking for there. We were sold.
Here’s what we found.