Retire Early Lifestyle
Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler

One of the most beautiful places on the planet

Retire Early Lifestyle Blog  Free Newsletter Subscribe/Contact Us

Advertise on info here

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.

Smokin' Joes Bar-b-que

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

If you are at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala you must stop by Smokin' Joes to get some real tasty BBQ.

Nestor cooking up a storm

Nestor cooking up a storm

Every week end Nestor cooks baby back ribs, bacon wrapped filets, fresh fish, smoked pork, grilled chicken, steaks and burgers.

From noon to 4pm you can find him in Panajachel at La Palapa Restaurant on Saturdays, and on Sundays he grills in San Pedro at Cafe Chuasinayi.

Smokin' Joes Menu

Smokin' Joes Menu

When you purchase a full meal (45Q to 110Q or $6 - $14USD) you get your choice of 3 sides which change weekly, plus your choice of either freshly baked corn bread or grilled garlic bread. Vegetarians, or those who don't want such a full plate can just purchase the sides.

Smoked tenderloin of pork

Smoked tenderloin of pork

Portions are huge. This plate of smoked tenderloin of pork is one of our favorites. Here you see sides of cucumber salad, nave beans and ham, potato salad and cornbread. For BBQ sauce you have choices of hot, sweet, down home North Carolina and mustard sauce.

Live entertainment!

Live entertainment!

Sometimes troubadours come through and we have a little live music also with our meal. This young girl was staying in San Marcos but is originally from Indonesia. She and a couple of girlfriends came by boat to Pana to play in several bars and restaurants to make a few tips for the day.

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

For more stories and photos of Guatemala, click here

For more on Retirement Topics, click here and here

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

Trending on Retire Early Lifestyle



Retire Early Lifestyle appeals to a different kind of person – the person who prizes their independence, values their time, and who doesn’t want to mindlessly follow the crowd.

HOME   Book Store


Retire Early Lifestyle Blog      About Billy & Akaisha Kaderli      Press     Contact     20 Questions     Preferred Links     Retirement     Country Info    
Retiree Interviews
      Commentary     REL Videos





Subscribe Newsletter