Our Night of Relaxation at Hotel San Buenaventura, Panajachel, Guatemala

Guatemala is full of surprises, especially accommodation wise. We were blessed during our month in the country and ended up staying in a few cool places so hopefully for those of you reading, you will simply LOVE these photos and this review of what was one incredible night of pure relaxation in Panajachel, which is Read more about Our Night of Relaxation at Hotel San Buenaventura, Panajachel, Guatemala[…]

Visiting an Indigo Workshop and Demonstration at Casa Blanca, Chalchuapa, El Salvador

So to El Salvador, a country you will hear a LOT more about. I had reminders back to my time hiking in Northern Vietnam recently (when we saw some indigo dyeing with the locals on the Sapa 2 day hike), however this was the real deal. El Salvadorians are proud, hard working and friendly people. Read more about Visiting an Indigo Workshop and Demonstration at Casa Blanca, Chalchuapa, El Salvador[…]

Four Tips to Survive Chinese Rail Journeys

No trip to China is complete without a ride on one of their world-famous trains and backpacking in China is a sure fire test of your senses. Not only do Chinese trains provide an extremely affordable and often scenic way to explore the country, but they also allow you to soak up Chinese culture from inside a train carriage. Read more about Four Tips to Survive Chinese Rail Journeys[…]

World Travellers: Antonette from We 12 Travel

In my latest World Travellers interview, I catch up with yet another Dutch traveller – Antonette, adding to Laura and Manouk who featured recently. Antonette makes up half of “we 1 2 travel”, let’s hear her story… Who are you? Antonette, or Anto, a thirty-something traveler and outdoor lover. When not traveling or enjoying the Read more about World Travellers: Antonette from We 12 Travel[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Frozen Banana on a Stick in Antigua, Guatemala

If you’ve been to Guatemala you’ll be aware that it’s cheap. You’ll also realise pretty quickly that food wise it’s always second best to its northern amigo Mexico. At least in my opinion. So to find some intriguing local treats in Guatemala is always nice. Enter frozen banana on a stick wrapped in white chocolate Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Frozen Banana on a Stick in Antigua, Guatemala[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Israel to Jordan (Yitzhak Rabin/ Wadi Araba Border Crossing)

In my ongoing world borders series, I cover the real life borders I cross on my crazy journeys. I mentioned before how to get from Jordan to Israel at Sheik Hussein and how to get from Israel to Palestine (to Bethlehem) this time, I go the other way as I detail How to Get From Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Israel to Jordan (Yitzhak Rabin/ Wadi Araba Border Crossing)[…]

10 Lessons Learned From 7 Years of Travel Blogging (and 1,650 Not Out)

“How will you ever learn when your hands are tied and your bridge is burned?” – Mark Morriss Bonjour. Hola. Jo San La. Guten Tag. Jo Napot. Bout Ye! This is actually my 1,650th proper travel blog post on Don’t Stop Living which coincides ridiculously with being on the 7 year anniversary of my blog, Read more about 10 Lessons Learned From 7 Years of Travel Blogging (and 1,650 Not Out)[…]