[Update: these are going to the press in a few days so get your order in ASAP. 100% of your payment goes to helping out a great community in Guatemala.]
Once again, I’m printing up a calendar with my travel photos from 2011. But this year I’ve decided to change it up: I’m asking for a donation of $15 (or more if you want) for each calendar. The donations will go towards a Mayan Homestay project in the village of San Juan La Laguna on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. I stayed in one of these homes while on my recent travels through Guatemala so I can tell you that this project is absolutely worthwhile of our support. Many of the photos in the Calendar are from San Juan with the rest taken across Guatemala and Belize.
The people of San Juan are incredible and have managed to embrace tourism while staying true to their Mayan roots. This project will help build a sustainable tourism infrastructure so that they are able to retain their culture and avoid the potential negatives that sometimes come with tourism. For more information on the project, see the Planeterra site.
I am covering the printing costs so 100% of your donation will go to the project. Sample photos follow and the order form is at the bottom of the page.
Cheers and happy travels,
Calendars will be shipped in time for you to get it by Jan 1 (Canada and US). If you don’t want to use the form above, email me to make other arrangements. (Note: you don’t need a Paypal account to use the form above)
Photo on the way down from a hike at Knox Mountain