Posted: 3/7/2019 | March 7th, 2019 Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of people giving up the daily grind to live and travel in vans, RVs, and other nontraditional abodes. While traveling in an RV has been something people have been doing for decades, new sharing economy websites, better resources online,
Posted: 3/12/2019 | March 12th, 2019 During the narco heydays, Cartagena was considered the only “safe” spot in Colombia for tourists. It was where foreigners vacationed, cruise ships docked, and rich Colombians built their vacation homes. Today, this colorful colonial city remains one of the most popular destinations for tourists and Colombians alike. Rich Colombians
Posted: 3/13/2019 | March 13th, 2019 Before I first visited, I imagined Budapest to be this rundown former Communist capital with little to do. But I was wrong. Dead wrong. Budapest turned out to be a vibrant city with a rich history, beautiful parks and buildings, bustling food halls, cool underground bars, and centuries-old thermal
Posted: 3/14/2019 | March 14th, 2019 Colombia’s troubled past – cartels, paramilitaries, poverty, petty crime — casts a long shadow that still reaches to today. The country is still viewed by many as a place where danger lurks around every corner.* Having grown up hearing stories of Colombian drug lords, kidnappings, murders, and muggings, these
Posted: 3/19/2019 | March 19th, 2019 There are a lot of hostels in Medellín. As “gringo central” for Colombia, you can’t walk five feet without coming across one, with majority located in El Pablado (Gringoland) and Laureles (up-and-coming Gringoland). In fact, if you look on Hostelworld, you’ll find 93 hostels in this city. That’s a
Posted: 3/21/2019 | March 21st, 2019 It’s been exactly one month since I moved to Paris. During that time, it’s been nonstop wine, cheese, brasseries, influencer meetups, fashionable social events, writer salons, museums, picnics, and late-night jazz concerts. It’s been a whirlwind of adventure and romance. Just I imagined it would be. Actually… It hasn’t
Posted: 03/25/2019 | March 25th, 2019 The capital of Colombia, Bogotá was the home to the region’s indigenous people, the Muisca, when the Spanish came around plundering gold and resources, and it’s been the country’s main city ever since. Before I went, everyone told me Bogotá wasn’t anything special: dirty, crowded, hard to get around,
Posted: 4/2/2019 | April 2nd, 2019 Editor’s Note: I wavered on writing about this for a long time since I didn’t want to put people off on Colombia or perpetuate the myth that danger lurks around every corner. As you can tell from my posts here, here, here, and here, I really love the country.