When we were in our 20s, my husband and I spent a year traveling around the world. Along the way, we met some amazing families who were on the road with their children, and we said to ourselves, “When we have kids, we want to do that!”
Ten years and three kids later, our family was ready for our big adventure. We set out for Guatemala and ended up calling the town of San Marcos La Laguna on Lake Atitlán our home for nearly a year. We developed a strong connection to this to this stunningly beautiful part of the world, and have returned many times.
I have come to believe that travel is a powerful gift that inspires us to shift our vision of ourselves and our understanding of the world. It offers a brief, but beautiful, opportunity to see ourselves and others with more compassion, love, and insight than we typically bring to our “everyday” lives. Worlds of Light emerged from the desire to share this gift of travel with others.
I created Worlds of Light, LLC as an invitation to shine brightly and boldly wherever our journeys take us on this vast and fabulous planet! Each of our trips is crafted with incredible love, attention, and intention. Our adventures are designed to be affordable, transformative experiences that include:
Service: meaningful projects that strengthen the community
Beauty: cultural and artistic experiences that bring local traditions to life
Adventure: rural and urban explorations that challenge the body, mind and soul
Connection: deep relationships with people and places that foster a nuanced understanding of the world.
I can’t wait to return to Lake Atitlán. If you feel called to join a Worlds of Light journey this year, please get in touch.
Co-founder, Worlds of Light
“It was with a bit of trepidation that I signed my daughter and myself up to go to Guatemala. But the lure of being able to travel to a part of the world we probably would not visit by ourselves, with someone who knew the area, with the added bonus of being able to help others won me over. I can’t emphasize enough how happy I am we went. Even though we usually ended the day tired and dirty, it was such a rewarding trip that I signed us up to do it again.
Watching Kristin in action as our guide, I would travel anywhere with her. She has a warmth and calm grace about her. She had all aspects of the trip organized, with personal connections at every step, ensuring our comfort and safety throughout. And when the occasional obstacles occurred, which happens with the best laid plans, she calmly sorted out an alternate plan, usually without others even noticing there had been an issue.”
-Parent, 2016 and 2017 Trip Participant