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The Best Season Of The Year to Volunteer in Guatemala

July 15, 2021

guatemala street view in antigua during the warmer season

Guatemala showcases itself as a self-made tropical country that promotes a helping hand– it welcomes tourists and volunteers as its own people. Guatemala is a tropical country as it does […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guatemalan Culture

June 9, 2021

guatemalan man in market

Guatemala is a Central American country south of Mexico. The impact that this country has on the rest of the world is very much underestimated as our everyday lives are […]

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10 Reasons To Fall in Love with Guatemala

April 28, 2021


It is no secret that Guatemala is an amazing country that keeps people coming back time and time again. But, what makes it so special to visitors and residents alike? […]

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Bridging the Gap from Poverty to Success

March 26, 2021

guatemalan school girl in classroom

Guatemala is an amazing country filled with rich culture, hard-working citizens, and a beautiful landscape. Unfortunately, it also stands as one of the poorest countries in Latin America. The lack […]

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Guatemalan Celebrations to Add To Your Bucket List

February 19, 2021

traditional guatemalan celebration

2020 wasn’t filled with the dazzling trips and the cultural immersion experiences we may have hoped for. But 2021 is a new dawn, a new day, and a new opportunity […]

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Five Tips When Volunteering Abroad: A Guide by Buena Onda

December 22, 2020

antigua guatemala main street

2020 was not the dream year for travel but at Buena Onda, we’re looking onward and upward as we prepare for volunteer opportunities in 2021. To get started with a […]

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Maya Traditions: Weaving Empowers Women Across Generations, Preserves Culture

September 11, 2020

guatemalan textiles

When you traverse the streets of Guatemala markets, you won’t be able to avoid the vibrant colors of textiles crafted by local artisans. Rich reds, exquisite yellows, all spun and […]

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Green Building Teaches Children of Centro Educativo Tecnico Chixot Green Living

August 6, 2020

mountains of guatemala

After a stint in the Peace Corps, Matt Paneitz decided he wanted to begin his own nonprofit to help the children and families of Guatemala. What became known as Long […]

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Dreamy Travel Story Takes on World-Famous Guatemala Coffee

July 28, 2020

guatemalan cafe - Guatemala Coffee

Consider yourself a coffee connoisseur? You aren’t the only one! According to the International Coffee Organization (ICO), approximately 1.4 billion cups of coffee are poured worldwide each day. But whether […]

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Light At The End of The Tunnel, A Message of Hope, And An Opportunity to Help

July 27, 2020

street view of Guatemala

The people of Guatemala are fighters, working with their communities to rise above hardships, to survive and be better than ever before. Unfortunately, the novel coronavirus has proven to be […]

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