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2 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Capturing ancient Maya sites from both a rat's and a 'bat's eye view'

A trip to the Guatemalan jungle usually nets a few souvenirs: Photographs of Maya ruins, bragging rights about encounters with venomous snakes, perhaps a bug bite or two. Following a recent field expedition to the Mesoamerican archaeological site known as El Zotz, researchers from the University of California, San Diego's Qualcomm Institute returned home from Guatemala with all of the above - plus 300 gigabytes of 3D data derived from a bevy of high-tech virtual devices.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, UC San Diego, Central America Travel, Travel, University of Southern California, Texas, University of Texas at Austin

6 hrs ago |

El Convento Boutique Hotel Presents a Flavor Expedition

Antigua, Guatemala / ACCESSWIRE / September 16, 2014 / Discerning travelers looking for a taste of adventure and culture should check out the El Convento Boutique Hotel in Antigua, Guatemala and its Flavour Expedition. The special package features a coffee tasting that includes ways to explore and learn about Antigua's coffee and a Coffee tour through coffee plantation.


Related Topix: Central America Travel, Travel, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala Travel

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Visiting the volcanoes of Central America

Boa constrictor-sized streams of lava snake sluggishly down Guatemala's Pacaya volcano. We stand 1m from one flow and it's so hot that when our guide, Hector, roasts a marshmallow above it, the sweet frazzles within a second.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Central America Travel, Travel, Latin

Thu Sep 11, 2014

UTC Nursing Students Take The Leap And Travel To Guatemala

The Leap, an initiative started by UTC nursing students Katie Battani and Jenna Elliot, took a group of UTC Nursing students and faculty to Guatemala City.


Related Topix: Central America Travel, Travel

Thu Sep 04, 2014

The Day

Maine woman comes to Niantic, fundraising by kayak for Guatemala children

Deborah Walters paddles to the dock Wednesday at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club, the latest stop on her 2,500-mile trip from Yarmouth, Maine, to Guatemala. Walters is raising money and awareness to help children living in a garbage dump community in Guatemala City.


Related Topix: Niantic, CT, Central America Travel, Travel, East Lyme, CT, Noank, CT, Family, Kids, Old Saybrook, CT

Sat Aug 30, 2014

CBC News

Lev Tahor heads to Guatemala City after being cast out of village

Members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group were forced out of a village in western Guatemala after disputes with indigenous residents over cultural and religious differences.


Related Topix: Central America Travel, Travel, Canada,

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Cape Breton Post

Second surgical mission to Guatemala planned

What was once an exciting trip to an exotic location became all too real when Kim Cullen first arrived at a medical clinic in Guatemala City last February.


Related Topix: Central America Travel, Travel, Nursing

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Washington Times

Rand Paul: Immigration problem 'lies in the White House,' calls for Senate vote on bill

While traveling in Guatemala to perform pro-bono eye surgeries, Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, blasted President Obama for failing to secure the border and called upon the Senate to bring the House-passed immigration reform bill to a vote.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Central America Travel, Travel, Harry Reid, Democrat

Thu Aug 21, 2014


Flores: An Inside Look at One of Tikal's Most Picturesque Boutique Hotels

Travelers who go to Tikal in Guatemala from Guatemala City have to either 1) rent a car and drive the 7-8 hours themselves 2) travel 8-9 hours by bus or 3) take a one-hour flight.


Related Topix: Central America Travel, Travel

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Crowsnest Pass Herald

humanitarian mission

In 2000, Crowsnest resident Jenny Wilmot was backpacking through Guatemala on a tour of Central America.


Related Topix: Central America Travel, Travel, Family, Kids

Tue Aug 19, 2014


Monday Five Thirty: Here's What to Drink When in Guatemala

Given that Guatemala has about two dozen volcanoes to explore, you'll definitely be thirsty when it comes time to rest your bones for the day.


Related Topix: Central America Travel, Travel, Beer, Drink