GALLERY: Antigua, Guatemala

Scenes from around Antigua, Guatemala, an astounding blend of old (magnificent churches, heritages traditions, crumbling ruins) and new (craft cocktails, modern art and design). Surrounded on all sides by volcanoes and hills, the views don’t stop. Read more on what Antigua has to offer in my city guide.

GALLERY: Panajachel, Guatemala

Scenes from around Panajachel, Guatemala, one of many villages set on Lago de Atitlán, a  crater lake surrounded by mountains and volcanos, and referred to by many famous travelers as of the most beautiful views in the world.

Read more on Panajachel and its surrounding watery paradise, here.

GALLERY: San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

Scenes from around San Cristóbal de las Casas, a mountainous town in the southern state of Chiapas known for its diverse population and cuisine, it’s cultural bounty and its natural beauty.

Read more about San Cristóbal here.

GALLERY: Huatulco, Mexico

Scenes from around Bahías de Huatulco, a coastal town in the state of Oaxaca, known for its nine, beautiful bays and ocean-fresh seafood.

GALLERY: Ocracoke Island, N.C.