Category Archives Colombia

Biking in Cartegena

Going on vacation to a beach town doesn’t mean you have to be a beach bum. In the colorful coastal city of Cartagena, Colombia, for instance, there are many active things to do in between soaking up the sun on Playa Blanca and scarfing down arepas from one of the many street vendors. My husband and I visited Cartagena for the first…

Torre Colpatria of Colombia

If your only reference points for Colombia are Pablo Escobar, drug trafficking, and the Farc guerrilla conflict, it is time you took a fresh look at the country. While Colombia still has its share of struggles, cities have been revitalized, safety has improved, and tourism has revived in recent years. Additionally, the dollar remains strong against the Colombian peso, keeping…

If you’ve ever wanted to explore South America, backpacking your way from country to country is a great way to see the sights and mix with the locals. It’s a different kind of trip though. Depending on how you do it, you may have to forgo a shower on occasion, be willing to sleep in slightly less than 5-star hotels,…

World Travelers and Experts’ 2016 Travel Predictions

Each year, we see trends in health, fitness and fashion splashed across magazines and runways. But those aren’t the only industries with trends. The travel industry is constantly emerging with new trends, whether it’s where people are flocking to for vacations or how they’re traveling and vacationing. And 2016 is no different. This year, there are several travel trends that…

The recent turmoil in Turkey is a clear reminder that a peaceful place can quickly turn into a violent one, and a reminder that we need to be vigilant when traveling. Every traveler should know in advance if their vacation spot is one where they need to take extra precaution to increase their safety. When planning any trip, be sure…

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