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Chris Hughes has worked full time for V!VA Travel Guides since 2008. He has traveled throughout Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Guatemala to provide the latest up-to-date information for the newest guidebooks. Previous to his time with V!VA he worked as a sports writer, covering the NFL and college basketball. Chris is a University of Cincinnati graduate, where he studied English Literature and Journalism.

  • Hometown

    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

  • Location now

    Antigua, Guatemala

  • Work published

    V!VA Travel Guides, Cincinnati Enquirer, Georgetown News-Graphic, Kentucky Basketball Magazine, The Greer Magazine and the Community Press.

  • Travel philosophy

    Live big. - PD

  • Craziest place

    A favela in Brazil.

  • Advice

    Take your time - it is better to know a few places really well, than to only scratch the surface of numerous places and spend too much time in a bus.

  • Dream destination

    Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. More time in Italy and Colombia.

  • Traveled before

    Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Brazil, United States and Canada.

  • Going next

    Mexico, Southeast Asia.

Chris Hughes's Guide Book Entries


  • Jardin de America Spanish School

    Nov 17, 2009 - Panajachel, Guatemala

    Jardin de America Spanish School offers one-on-one lessons for students by certified Guatemalan teachers. Lessons run from $95 for 20 ......

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  • Jabel Tinamit

    Nov 17, 2009 - Panajachel, Guatemala

    This Mayan-owned and operated Spanish school is one of the more reputable in Panajachel. One-on-one or small group classes are ......

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