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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

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Guatemala Travel Information          Lake Atitlan Travel and Info

Cost of Living in Antigua, Guatemala     Panajachel Cost of Living

Antigua, Guatemala Homepage/Directory     Panajachel Homepage/Directory

The Adventurer's Guide to Guatemala

Don’t go to Guatemala without this book! Take advantage of what we know. Click here

The Adventurer's Guide to Pana Living

The most comprehensive guide to Panajachel ever!

VIDEO - The Adventurer's Guide to Guatemala

Stories about Panajachel

(see stories about medical experiences in Guatemala at the bottom of page)

Street Beggars, Part of an Expat Lifestyle

Make the Most of Feasting Internationally 12 tips on eating well while traveling and still stay on a budget.

Quick Comparison: Chapala, Mexico to Panajachel, Guatemala

VIDEO - Sunset Over Tranquil Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

VIDEO - Riding the Curvy Road into Panajachel, Guatemala

VIDEO - Private Driver from Guatemala Airport to Lake Atitlan

VIDEO - Take a Lancha across Lake Atitlan - Stunning Boat Ride!

VIDEO - Jazz at La Palapa, Panajachel, Guatemala LIVE MUSIC!!!

VIDEO - Inside the Day Market in Panajachel, Guatemala

7 Reasons to Move to Latin America

Exotic Travel for Less

Tooth Implant Billy received a tooth implant in Xela, Guatemala. Excellent care! Prices, name of dentist, more.

Panajachel, Guatemala - Spending for a Single Guy

VIDEO - It's Party Time at Kitsch Cafe - LIVE MUSIC!  

VIDEO - Beautiful Lightning Show over Lake Atitlan

The Boda... A Traditional Mayan Wedding

Personal Capital - Living the Village Life

Down not out in Pana

Maya Market Day, Panajachel

VIDEO - Chicken Buses in Guatemala

VIDEO - Faces of Guatemala

VIDEO - Riding in a Flete Taxi, Panajachel

VIDEO - Quick Survival Tips for Travel





Panajachel, Guatemala to Tapachula, Mexico

Comparing Various Latin American Cities and Towns for Retirement Living

Mammogram in Guatemala

Circus Bar, Panajachel

Holy Week Procession, Panajachel

Quick Comparison: Chapala, Mexico to Panajachel, Guatemala

Safety in Guatemala

Tuscani Restaurant, Pana

Growing Cafe Kitsch, Pana

Panajachel, Guatemala, The Beginning of the World

The Pana Vortex

Smokin' Joes BBQ, Panajachel

Japanese Sushi, Panajachel

Oh Joy! Another Dental Emergency, Pana

Cost of Living, Panajachel, Guatemala

Lake Atitlan Wellness Clinic

Volcano San Pedro is one of three that surrounds Beautiful Lake Atitlan

Volcano San Pedro is one of three that surrounds Beautiful Lake Atitlan

Is Eating Street Food Safe?

The Ceviche Man

Chero's Bar, Pana

Meeting Jesus in Guatemala, Pana

Things to Do in Panajachel, Guatemala

Unlocking the "Girl Effect" in Guatemala

105 Day Adventure

Maya Beauty Salon, Pana

Awesome Christmas Day Pig Roast

Eatin' Good in the 'Hood


Stories about other lakeside towns

(see stories about medical experiences in Guatemala at the bottom of page)

A Garifuna Story Teller, Livingston, Guatemala

El Dragon Hotel, San Marcos de Laguna

Solola, Guatemala Festival

VIDEO - Solola Market, Sights and Sounds

VIDEO - An Encounter with a Young Vendor in Panajachel, Guatemala

VIDEO - View of Lake Atitlan and Santa Catarina Village, Guatemala

VIDEO - Lake Front and Village Views of Santa Catarina, Guatemala

VIDEO - On the Shore in Santa Catarina, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

VIDEO - Santa Catarina, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Club Ven Aca, Jaibalito

Artesano Vinos y Quesos, San Juan

Lole's Place, San Pedro

Pequenos Pecados, San Pedro

VIDEO - Taxi Ride Down the Hill for a Thrill, Lake Atitlan

The Natives are Getting Restless

Panimache, Guatemala - Where the Shoe Shine Boys Live

Guatemala Guide

Hotel Nuestro Sueno

Hotel La Riviera de Atitlan

My First Adventure into El Salvador

A Taste of Paradise, Jaibalito, Guatemala

San Marcos Lake Trip

Solola to Concepcion





Billy's San Pedro Adventure

Ladies Who Lunch, CECAP Santa Cruz

San Pedro Christmas Day Pig Roast

Concepcion Chiquirichapa, Solola, Guatemala

VIDEO - Solola Market

VIDEO - Festival de Maiz - Solola

Market Day in Solola

Stories about Antigua

(see stories about medical experiences in Guatemala at the bottom of page)

Antigua - sights and history

VIDEO - Antigua's Beautiful Plaza, Guatemala

Senior Living in Antigua, Guatemala, Active Adult Residence, Skilled Nursing Care - Casa Muriel

El Viejo Cafe, Antigua

Ganache, Cafe y Pasteleria Francesa, Antigua

Shoes of Latina Women, Antigua, Guatemala

Casa Escobar, Antigua

Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua, Guatemala

House of Rum, Antigua, Guatemala

VIDEO - Let Antigua into Your Heart

VIDEO - El Fuego Erupts in Guatemala!

VIDEO - Maya Lady Washing Clothes

VIDEO - Sunday on the Plaza, Antigua, Guatemala

VIDEO - Sunday on the Plaza 2, Antigua, Guatemala

VIDEO - Moon Setting over 2 volcanoes, Antigua, Guatemala

Captivating Maya child

Captivating Maya child

McDonald's in Antigua, Guatemala

Guate Java Roastery and Coffee House, Antigua, Guatemala

El Faro Restaurante y Taqueria, Antigua, Guatemala

Randy's Grill, Antigua, Guatemala

Ta'Cool Taco Shop, Antigua, Guatemala

Shoe Shine Boys of Antigua, Guatemala

Sobremesa Ice Cream, Antigua, Guatemala

Jazz Concerts in Antigua, Guatemala

Tabacos y Vinos, Antigua

The Snug Bar, Antigua, Guatemala

Pappy's BBQ, Antigua

Sights of Antigua, Guatemala

House Sitting in Antigua, Guatemala

Ven Aca Restaurant, Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan

Ven Aca Restaurant, Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan

Tikal, Maya Ruins

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Faces of Guatemala

Let Antigua into Your Heart





Friendship and Kindness while House Sitting in Guatemala

The Maid, the Thief and Forgiveness - What Would You Do?

Children playing in the fountain, Main Plaza, Antigua

Children playing in the fountain, Main Plaza, Antigua





Stories about Medical experiences

Tooth Implant Billy received a tooth implant in Xela, Guatemala. Excellent care! Prices, name of dentist, more.

Mammogram in Guatemala

Billy puts Medical Tourism in Guatemala City to a Test

Billy's Medical Tourism Follow Up

Pricing of a Medical Emergency in Guatemala

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An Inside View, Akaisha's Finger Emergency

Accident, Response and Cure, Akaisha's Finger Injury

Orthopedic Care in Guatemala

Maneuvering through Medical Events Overseas - What About the Language Barrier?

The Fickle Finger of Fate

To watch an insightful and instructive video on Guatemala Medical Travel with interviews of both Doctors and Patients, Click here

Interview with Lori Shea, Owner, Guatemala Medical Travel


For more stories, photos and information about Antigua, click here

For more stories and photos of Guatemala, click here

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About the Authors

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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