Guatemala is a geographic wonder, with hissing fumaroles, jewel-blue lakes, cloud forests hiding crumbling temples, and volcanic crags like dinosaur backs against the sky. All that beauty begs to be explored, not just watched from a window.
Guatemala is a spellbinding concoction: lava-carved landscapes, hazy cloud forests, crayon-bright chicken buses and the haunting ruins of one of the world’s truly great civilizations.
I’d had a silly goal in mind: I wanted to visit every continent before 30. Now I just wanted to turn 30.