The Route of the Maya was an adventure through four countries: El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize; six archaeological sites: Joya de Ceren (El Salvador), Copan and Sepultura (Honduras), Tikal and Yaxha (Guatemala), and Lamanai (Belize); three lakes: Coatepeque (El Salvador), Lake Atitlan (Solola), Lake Peten Itza (Peten); six volcanoes: Salvador, San Pedro, Toliman, Atitlan (Santiago Atitlan), Volcan de Fuego, Volcan de Agua and Volcan Acatenango (Antigua); five Mayan communities: La Pintada (Copan), Santiago, San Antonio Palopo. Panajachel (Solola), Santa Maria de Jesus (Antigua, Guatemala) and Santa Catarina Barahona (Sacatepequez); travel was by small bus, Chicken bus and Chicken plane with 18 sympatico travelers (including the driver, Manual, and guide, Walter). It was a grand and unforgettable experience.
Paula has been keeping photo journals of her trips for some time, and has now added photo books since discovering people like to look at the pictures but are daunted by the reading volume of the journals. She lives in Washington state where she activiely keeps a blog and has a website in the making. She plans to keep traveling and making books reflecting those experiences.
Ancient Peru: Published April 20, 2016
Wapusk! November 2015 Published February 19, 2016
Katmai, Alaska July 2015 Published September 02, 2015
On the Road to Mandalay: A Journey Through Burma December 2014 Paula Varner Published April 03, 2015
Laos: Land of a million elephants December 2014 Published April 03, 2015
Svalbard July 2014 Published November 03, 2014
Holland and Belgium April 2014 Published June 07, 2014
Magnificent Mekong Vietnam, Cambodia and Bangkok December 2013 Published March 19, 2014