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Category - Travel

24 Hours in Mexico City

Culture, Fashion, Mexico, Travel

Depending on who you’re talking to, Mexico City can get a bad rap. It’s too dangerous. There’s too much pollution… the list goes on. As with any large city, there’s going to be some bad sprinkled in with…

Guatemala Adventure with Thread Caravan

Culture, Fashion, Guatemala, Travel

Attention textile + travel lovers! Our friends at Thread Caravan have an upcoming weaving workshop in Guatemala and we think you might like what they’re planning. Thread Caravan hosts artisan adventures around the world in an effort to…

In Her Shoes: Caitlin Garcia-Ahern

Fashion, In Her Shoes, Travel

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Caitlin Garcia-Ahern is a Southern girl with a wanderlust soul.  Her love for travel has taken her all around the world and even inspired her to start her own tour company. Thread Caravan combines Caitlin’s passion for travel, design, fair…

Celebrating Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

Culture, Travel

It’s that time of year again! When Easter rolls around in Guatemala, time slows, work is put aside, and everyone’s focus is on Semana Santa. Some flee the impending bustle of Antigua, using the time off work or…

Dia de los Muertos: Sumpango Kite Festival

Culture, Feature, Travel

We happily spent this Dia de los Muertos at a kite festival in Guatemala. A mere 30 minutes drive from the bustling colonial streets of Antigua, up the windy mountain roads, and you arrive in Sumpango – a…

“Huipil” Is More Than Just A Blouse

Fashion, Feature, Travel

Walk into the central park of Antigua, Guatemala, Uxibal’s hometown, and the first thing you’ll notice under the jacaranda trees is the groups of Mayan women wearing traje, the traditional clothing of Guatemala. The hand-embroidered huipiles paired with…

Wanderlust Friday: 10 Things We Love About Oaxaca, Mexico

Travel

1. Calle Alcala Calle Alcala is probably the most popular attraction in Oaxaca City. It is a long street, about 5 or 6 blocks long that is blocked off from vehicle traffic, so there is foot traffic and…

Celebrating Tradition: Semana Santa Style

Feature, Travel

At Uxibal, if there’s one thing we love more than our craft, it’s tradition.  And really, for us, the two things are very closely related.  We take pride in the fact that every single product in our collection…

Wanderlust Friday: 10 Things We Love About La Antigua, Guatemala

Feature, Travel

1. People Watching in Parque Central The Central Park (Parque Central) is located right smack dab in the middle of Antigua.  If you’re just arriving to our lovely town, it’s a good starting point to kick-off your Antigua…

Packaged with Amor

Fashion, Feature, Travel

Up until recently, we at Uxibal have been having ourselves a shoe-box dilemma.  It has been impossible for us to find the perfect box that meets our standards of production—locally made in Guatemala, high-quality, sustainable materials, and handmade! …