The Musts of Eje Cafetero: Salento & the Cocora Valley

To me, visiting Eje Cafetero is about two things: nature and coffee. So when I arrived to the shining star of this region, Salento, those are the two things I set out to enjoy the most! This region produces the largest amount of Arabica variety in the world, and is said to cultivate some of, if … Continue Reading

Filandia: The Hidden Gem of Colombia’s Coffee Region

Although Salento is the golden child of Colombia’s coffee region, there’s a little underrated town about 45 minutes away that deserves much more attention. This quaint pueblo is called Filandia, and is a must for anyone looking for an authentic experience in the Zona Cafetero region. It’s also much less frequented by foreigners than other … Continue Reading

Villa de Leyva: A Relaxing Weekend Trip From Bogotá

I read that visiting Villa de Leyva was like taking a time machine back to the 16th century, and seeing it with my own eyes confirmed that statement for sure. Charming and quaint are the first two adjectives that come to mind when describing this colonial town outside of Bogotá, largely in part due to … Continue Reading

A Visit to Colombia’s Coast: Costeño Beach & Palomino

Although Cartagena is the most popular seaside destination in Colombia, those looking for a quieter beach getaway head further north to Costeño Beach & Palomino. These relatively underdeveloped beach towns are home to stretches of rugged coastline, most of it completely untouched. You won’t find any resorts or big name hotels here, just small locally run … Continue Reading

The Lost City Trek With Expotur: How to Prepare For This 4 Day Adventure

I went on The Lost City Trek with Expotur and it was 4 days jam packed with adventure. Expotur promises adventure, and adventure you shall receive! From intense jungle trekking in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains, raging rapid river crossings, and 1,200 steep stone steps to get to Cuidad Perdida, it’s exhilarating, challenging … Continue Reading

11 Awesome Things to Do in Cartagena

Cartagena is Colombia’s shining star of the coast, with tropical weather all year round, easy access to a slew of islands surrounded by coral reef, as well as the famous Walled City, deemed a Unesco World Heritage site in the 1980s. The cobblestone streets and colonial architecture will have you thinking you’re in Europe, but … Continue Reading

Isla Grande: The Perfect Weekend Getaway From Cartagena

I was under the impression that Cartagena was lined with gorgeous white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise water – it’s not. However, just an hour boat ride away is the paradise of Isla Grande, which is part of the Rosario Islands. Here you will surely find that Caribbean paradise you were searching for. Although the … Continue Reading

Where to Study Spanish in South America

At the beginning of March I arrived to Colombia all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, so excited to take on a new city and country. Upon arrival, the extent of my Espanol ended at hola, sí, gracias, por favor, and yo quiero Taco Bell. However, I’ve travelled all over the world where I haven’t know other languages … Continue Reading

12 Can’t Miss Experiences in Medellín

A city once known as the most dangerous place in the world, has recently undergone an incredible transformation, and people are flocking from all over to see for themselves. I swear you could spend a year in Medellín and still not get to see, do, and experience all that this incredible city has to offer, … Continue Reading

5 Reasons Why Colombia Immersion is Perfect for Solo Travelers

To me, solo travel is all about challenging yourself, growing as an individual, stepping out of your comfort zone, and opening yourself up to new experiences and to new people. So when I came across the Colombia Immersion Spanish School, I knew I had struck gold. Check out the below 5 reasons why Colombia Immersion … Continue Reading

14 Things I LOVE in Envigado

Envigado is a town located 10kms south of Medellin, and the locals here will be sure to let you know that they aren’t from Medellin, they’re from Envigado. They say Envigado is better because it has everything a city needs, but is calmer and more relaxing than Medellin, so they’re able to enjoy life more. … Continue Reading

Colombia Immersion Spanish School: The Full Review

Colombia Immersion is an unconventional Spanish language school in Medellin run by a team of passionate, language lovers from all over the world that live by the school’s methodology of Learn, Practice, Apply. They believe that learning a language is like learning how to dance. You can study it in a classroom and read all … Continue Reading

Guatapé: The Perfect Weekend Getaway From Medellín

Medellín is up there for top favorite cities, but after three weeks I was ready to trade the harsh fumes and hectic nature of the city for the fresh air and tranquility of nearby Guatapé. The ride into Guatapé is reason enough to visit, with beautiful farmland and rolling green hills spotted with cows & horses … Continue Reading

Best Places to Stay in Medellin: From Peace & Quiet to Trendy & Hip

So you’re planning a trip to Medellin? Excellent decision, as Medellin is an incredibly special place that I’ve absolutely fallen in love with. In fact, I could 100% live there. So the next step is figuring out a place to stay. Are you looking to relax and feel at home? Are you looking to make … Continue Reading

A Magnificent Weekend in the Amazon

Getting There: Just an hour from Bogota, Leticia is a small village in the southernmost area of Colombia. Leticia is home to about 32,000 inhabitants and is located at the point where Colombia, Brasil, and Peru all come together, There’s one runway in Leticia, with only two flights coming and going per day from Bogota. We … Continue Reading