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7 travel features tagged “History”

Step back in time in Guatemala

A strong Maya tradition pervades this Central American country, where women weave traditional textiles and men make offerings to mystical wooden idols.
15 August 2013


Independence days around the world

While the US celebrates with hot dogs and fireworks, freedom festivities can take many forms.
04 July 2013


Beyond the Headlines

‘End of the world’ hysteria boosts tourism

Actual Mayans do not believe the world will end on 21 December. But that has not stopped countries in the Mayan World from profiting off Western-born doomsday scenarios.
Read more… 14 December 2012


Remnants of Panama’s plundering past

Travel through tropical beaches and enchanted port villages in search of lost treasure.
07 December 2012


In search of pirates in Panama

This Caribbean country is rich with colonial ports and its jungles conceal a history of gold and plunder.
Read more… 07 December 2012


A glimpse of El Salvador's guerrilla past

The country's brutal 12-year civil conflict is on display in and around Perquín’s inspiring Museo de la Revolución Salvadoreña.
Read more… 11 June 2012


War and now peace in Nicaragua

In the city of Leon there are physical reminders of the revolution in the ‘70s but a newfound opportunity for reflection and fun.
Read more… 26 September 2011


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