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Whether you are volunteering in Guatemala or visiting us on a welcomed trip, you may wonder what you need to pack along. While with Buena Onda, we’ll help prepare you for your volunteer excursion, here are five things you need for your trip to Guatemala! #1. Combination Locks Combination locks are a great way to […]

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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 experience tropical weather such as dry and wet seasons throughout the year. As a volunteer, you want to be certain of what experience you will […]

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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 practically influenced or surrounded by Guatemalan culture or the resources they have introduced to us. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Guatemala. #1. […]

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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? Here are just 10 of the many reasons to fall in love with the beautiful country of Guatemala. #10. Its Rich History One of the […]

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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 of accessible and affordable education keeps illiteracy and poverty rates high. However, there are many organizations that are working to help combat this issue and […]

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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 to add experiences to your bucket list. We know travel may not be in the cards for everyone right now, but when the time is right, there are a few Guatemalan celebrations you NEED to add to your bucket list!

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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 new year of new opportunities, take a look at these five tips when volunteering abroad and contact us to find out how Buena Onda helps you accomplish each one!

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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 Way Home, has grown into a large volunteer program which works with children and educators across the country to help build sustainable homes, schools, and facilities for the families of Guatemala.

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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 you are a local coffee shop regular, or a homebrewer, knowing where to get the best café wherever you are is critical to starting your […]

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