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How to Find and Buy Guatemalan Textiles

Guatemalan Textiles

It was love at first sight.

The talented women of Guatemala’s indigenous communities simply wove their way into my heart. The brightly colored huipil they wore in daring combinations– which somehow just worked for them– and the endless variety available for sale called to me like a moth to a flame.

Surely in another universe I ended up blowing my entire budget right there in the marketplace.

And yet, in this reality at least, I remained strong and ended up with a few fabulous items that will be used often and cherished for years.

Here are some tips to shopping for Guatemala’s exquisite textiles…

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A Motor-Flight Through France by Edith Wharton

This travel story is an excerpt from A Motor-Flight Through France by Edith Wharton. The motor-car has restored the romance of travel. Freeing us from all the compulsions and contacts of the railway, the bondage to fixed hours and the beaten track, the approach to each town through the area of ugliness and desolation created […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Grenoble France…

My name is Ceci and I lived in Grenoble, France for ten months. Grenoble can best be described in these five words: diverse, friendly, scenic, budget-friendly, and safe. Women should consider visiting Grenoble because it is a safe travel destination, is much more diverse than other European cities, and is a relaxing city. If you […]

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Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea by Kira Salak

This travel story is an excerpt from Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea by Kira Salak. I left Tahiti behind, still hearing Coco’s words, You always go, non? The plane rose and I watched the shores of French Polynesia fade to a spread of blue ocean. The fragrance of Tahiti seemed […]

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How to Bike Across the U.S. by Kathleen Ventura

Bike Across The U.S.

My husband, Brock, and I knew that when our lease was up we’d sell everything, quit our jobs, and travel the world. We had a lot of ideas, but ultimately decided to stay in the U.S. before heading abroad. We had been half kidding about riding our bikes across the country for a while, and […]

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