Birding in Costa Rica, Birding in Guatemala

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After a brief look at a map, my rough guesstimate is that the territory from Guatemala and Belize south to the Darien gap is roughly equal to New England, or Florida and the eastern parts of Georgia and the Carolinas north to the Virginia line. Destinations Costa Rica Guatemala

What is the National Bird of Guatemala?

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The national bird of Guatemala is one of the most magnificent birds in the entire world – the Resplendent Quetzal. Guatemala chose wisely when they picked the bird that would be the avian symbol for the country, a bird that even appears on their coat of arms and national flag!

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Adventures in Sustainable Agriculture–Guatemala | Wend Magazine.

Wend Magazine

Our driver, Darren Yondorf, is the Field Director for Semilla Nueva , a small non-profit helping small farmers all around Guatemala learn and implement sustainable agriculture technologies. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

Life, Death & Volcanoes: Support Disaster Relief in Guatemala.

Elephant Journal

It is one of 22 volcanoes in Guatemala, although only a few of them are active. Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Travel antigua disaster guatemala humanitarian lake atitlan natural disaster relief effort volcan fuego volcanic eruption volcanoLast Sunday, June 3rd, el Volcan de Fuego erupted violently, killing more than 100 people. Two hundred human beings are still missing. Fuego sits.

Life in Rural Guatemala is Hard but Beautiful. {Video Series}

Elephant Journal

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: eco-wow Laguna Lodge

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: eco-wow Laguna Lodge 21 February 11 · 0 comments | Lakeside Green Style | T he first word that springs to mind is drama.

Waste water treatment strategy needed for Cyanobacteria Bloom in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Environmental News Network

Panajachel, Guatemala – On 3 August 2015, a cyanobacteria bloom invaded Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, the first such occurrence since 2009. Sherm Davis is a writer, musician, and international educator currently living by Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

Eternity Lives in a Second.

Elephant Journal

I was in San Marcos La Laguna on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala during the earthquake on the evening of September. Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Love Non New-Agey Spirituality earthquake guatemala human connection letting go of worry meditation mexico poetry regrets the present moment

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The Primal Wound of Adoption: How we can help our Children Heal.

Elephant Journal

Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness adoption belonging foster care guatemala healing primal wound sense of selfAdoption creates what many experts refer to as as the “primal wound.” Maternal bonding actually begins at inception and grows in depth and intensity during those nine pregnant months.

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What I Learned about Guatemalans Opened My Eyes & Heart.

Elephant Journal

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Requiem for a Bird Guide: Hugo Haroldo Enriquez Toledo

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Anyone fortunate enough to visit Guatemala within the last decade or so may have had the privilege to see many, many excellent birds because of Hugo’s skill and savvy. From Antigua to Atitlan to the Peten, Hugo (pictured above with guide Gustavo Cañas) helped reveal some of the best birds and birding bonhomie Guatemala has to offer. Birding ecotourism Guatemala guides

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A Real Life Celebration of Day of the Dead.

Elephant Journal

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6 Years of Living the (Central) American Dream.

Elephant Journal

Soon after arriving, I got the gut feeling that I’d be staying abroad a long time—though at the time I didn’t know whether I’d stay in Guatemala or try my luck in another country, like many friends and colleagues. I didn’t leave because I was disillusioned.

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TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean

Green Traveler Guides

Argentina Auckland Australia Belize Brazil Canada Caribbean Central America Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Green Travel News Guatemala Mexico New Zealand North America Peru South America The Americas Uruguay Venezuela TripAdvisor GreenLeaders world's largest green hotel program| Green Travel News | Two years after the initial launch of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program, it’s now gone under into Australia and New Zealand, reports Green Lodging News.

It’s a Wonder-Full Life: 5 Truths from 5 Years of Living Abroad.

Elephant Journal

When we touched down in Guatemala, all the passengers burst into applause, and I burst into tears of excitement, fear, trepidation and joy. Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Dharma expat guatemala learning life life-lessons living abroad truths wisdom Yoga

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Confessions of a Gringa.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Inspiring (Wow) american culture ethnic expat gringa guatemala hate identity living abroad love race Racism united states USA My skin isn''t actually white, and I tan easily. Yet, yes, I am a gringa.

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5 Brilliant Quotes to Inspire Love & Gratitude.

Elephant Journal

I am grateful to Guatemala, even to Guate, the dirty and dangerous capital city, where I lived for the first three years of my time here. Arts & Culture Literary Journal Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Yoga central america Dharma expat explore guatemala inspiration lake atitlan living abroad meditation mindfulness retreat Travel wisdom quotes

What’s Your Nahual? Mayan Birth Signs & their Meaning.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today astrology cosmovision guatemala maya mayan Mayan birth sign Mayan Calendar Mayan Cosmovision nahual totem"We are inhabitants of a reality with the Cosmos as model." ~ Carlos Barrios.

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The Rebirthing Scam.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Yoga Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today beware breathwork guatemala guru Leonard Orr pranayama Rebirthing scam spiritual spirituality warningI have learned over the years, through both firsthand experience and secondhand research, that not all healers actually heal.

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My Kidnapping, Rape Story—How I Healed with Ayahuasca.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Equal Rights Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality ayahuasca empathy gang Guatemala City healing kidnapping perspective rape spiritual healingI was shaking and more scared than I had ever been in my life. I kept wondering if my next breath would be my last. And then they proceeded to blindfold us.

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32 Years of Solitude.

Elephant Journal

Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) dating guatemala love marriage memoir men relationships solitude women I had given up. I was 31, perpetually single, and conveniently blaming that fact on the nonexistent crop of compatible.

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6 Awesome Reasons to Eat Amaranth.

Elephant Journal

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La Quema del Diablo: Burn the Devil.

Elephant Journal

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How My Perspective on Music Festivals has Evolved. ~ April Stolarz {Adult}

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Yoga Ayla Nereo campground Envision food guatemala Medicine for the People music festivals Mystical Yoga Farm Nahko permaculture Tribal Alliance Falling Out of Love with My First Love.

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What’s Wrong with this Picture? What’s Wrong with our World.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education artisan Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) empowerment guatemala indigenous man on boat maya mindful travel NGO nonprofit oppression Social change women Why do humans hate instead of love? Try to influence others. Strive to affect change. Be the model. Be open, honest, loving and kind.

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Handmade Pink Oxfords and Recycled Rainbow Bags from Guatemalan Artisans

Eco Chic

They believe in empowering the people of Guatemala, and want the world to know about the good that comes from the Central American nation. Sergio and Jon told me how it all began: It actually all started because of Guatemala – our muse, the land of the eternal spring.

The Unexpected Places we Find our Purpose.

Elephant Journal

birth center calling guatemala how to know what you're meant to do in life life path life purpose life's work midwife purpose TravelTo some people, it might feel like a “deep interest,” others might feel it a “calling,” others might recognize it as a “divine obvious alignment of all that they are.”. Enlightened Society Family Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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The Top 5 Reasons I Live Outside the U.S.A.

Elephant Journal

Confessions of an Expat Yogini.

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Are Latin America’s Protected Areas Effective at Conserving Nature?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sierra del Lacandon National Park, Guatemala. From 2004 to 2009, the annual loss to degradation inside each of Guatemala’s protected areas averaged 1,003 hectares (2,478 acres). Protected Areas Costa Rica Craig Leisher Guatemala Latin America Mexico remote sensing research

How to Find the “Enlightened Elephant” in the Room.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today guatemala happiness home meditation mindful travel no place like home Texas TravelIn front of me, I see the striped hammock. I see the balcony extension, its clean yellow wooden planks so recently placed, so stark and new next.

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7 Practices to Start Borrowing from Latin American Culture.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) advice colombia culture family fresh fruit guatemala hugs Latin American latinxs mexico mindfulness slow down tipsI love Mexicans. My mom’s side of the family is Tex-Mex. They are a fun-loving, big-hearted, fierce and fabulous bunch of people.

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Seeing the World through Mom’s Eyes is a Beautiful Thing. {Videos}

Elephant Journal

Adventure Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Travel WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Family Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today family guatemala mamapicchu mothers parents ryanvanduzer travelSometimes we get sick of each other and sometimes we get frustrated, but traveling with mom has.

2016 64

Perky Gym Girl & the Angel in the Steam Room.

Elephant Journal

Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Funny Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Family Featured Today Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today adoption adoption awareness guatemala gym Jacuzzi Perky Gym Girl self-care single parentWhen I say the adjustment was rough, that is an understatement, and to say that everyone was adjusting better than mommy is no exaggeration.

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When Vinyasa Flow Just Doesn’t Cut It. ~ Lauren Lastra

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Yoga ashtanga Bikram gratitude guatemala health kundalini Power Vinyasa Yoga has always come into my life when I need her most, like how an old friend or a good book always seems to appear at just the right moment.

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No One Can Do Everything, but We Can Each Do Something.

Elephant Journal

Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) Yoga charity donations enlightened society guatemala India karma yoga kiva metta microloans mindfulness money poverty volunteering wealth white privilege We can recognize our privilege and use our educated minds and money to create waves of good karma, compassion and care that radiate out from our hearts into the world.

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New Field Guide: Central America

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Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama make up Central America. Notice that had I not used the Oxford Comma there, you’d be thinking “Costa Rica and Panama” was a country like Trinidad and Tobago. Or Antigua and Barbuda.

It’s Time to Call Out the United States.

Elephant Journal

I live in Guatemala, supposedly one of the most dangerous places in the world. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only crime gun control killing malcolm gladwell Mark Morford mass shooting murder new yorker tim fischer

Creole Accents and Conservation Ethics in the Heart of Belize

Wend Magazine

Just past the Guatemala-Belize border, our Guatemalan driver pulled over. We sure weren’t in Guatemala anymore. Related posts: Adventures in Sustainable Agriculture–Guatemala Aqui les dejo,” he said. Buen viaje, nos vemos! ”

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Rainforest Preservation in the Petén

Wend Magazine

From Flores, the capital of the Petén region in northern Guatemala, we headed north, through the dense jungle of the Maya Biosphere Reserve to Carmelita—the most remote town in Guatemala, the last stop before the Mexican border.

5 Reasons Why We Should Travel While We’re Young. ~ Jessica Durivage-Kerridge

Elephant Journal

From my travels to Haiti, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras and of course, Costa Rica, one common thread that weaves through all of my journeys is that I have lived a very privileged existence. Adventure Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) compassion giving back service traveling why travel

Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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401-600 sp: Honduras, Guatemala, Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay; the Sahel countries (Africa), Namibia and Botswana; Central Asian countries and Cambodia. 7 Guatemala (764 sp. / Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least.

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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America: A Book Review

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So, if you are going to write a field guide on the birds of the countries south and east of Mexico–Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—it makes the utmost sense that you embrace the whole geographic area. Birds know habitat.

Fly Like an Eagle Anthology

The Alien Next Door

A librarian describes how greater access to books is helping vulnerable children in Guatemala. “ I just received my copies of Fly Like an Eagle today. I’m delighted, humbled and so impressed.

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