Guatemala: A Central American Gem

From the chic cafés and high-rise hotels of Guatemala City to the mountain trails and quaint dirt-floor huts of the most remote Mayan village, Guatemala is an enigmatic land of culture and contrasts offering an incomparable palette of pleasures for any visitor.

Moon Living Abroad in Guatemala

Al Argueta first traveled to Guatemala at the age of three—and has been hooked ever since. He has spent much of his life traveling and relocating, and has lived for a year in Guatemala. This experience, along with numerous other month-long stays in Guatemala, has provided Al with the insight and know-how on making the […]

My Favorite U.S. City: Austin, TX

When a six-month photography internship became available at a large commercial studio in Austin, Al Argueta applied and got the job. In the years since then, he’s come to appreciate the many joys of living in this ‘weird’ little city.

The Louvre at Dusk

A view of the crystal pyramid at the Louvre in France.

Al Argueta, author of Moon Guatemala, and the upcoming Moon Living Abroad in Guatemala, just returned from a trip to Paris and sent along this beautiful photo. In addition to travel writing, and blogging at, Al is also a talented photographer. You can see more of his photos on his website.

Al Argueta on Guatemala

Al Argueta talks about his favorite Guatemalan foods, the five best places to stay on a budget, his favorite museum, and more.