Early Travel Tips For The World Cup

World Cup Brazil

It’s rare that a single event at a single destination captures the attention and imagination of the entire planet, but the World Cup manages to do it every four years. In keeping with this pattern, Brazil is a very hot topic for summer travel in 2014. Visiting the World Cup is different depending on where […]

Travel Safety: How Dangerous is Bogota?

Bogota

Deciding to visit Bogota is deciding to enter a wealth of history and culture not only of Colombia, but of many of its neighboring South American countries. Located just a few hours from the United States, Bogota is well known for its people’s diplomacy and education. Unfortunately, it is also known for its violence and […]

How to Get to Playa Blanca from Cartagena

Playa Blanca, Columbia

Playa Blanca is a stretch of beautiful white sand that sits on the southwest corner of Isla de Baru in Colombia. It’s often considered to be the nicest beach around the city of Cartagena and is a frequent get away for tourists and locals in the area.  To reach Playa Blanca, you will need to […]

Colombia: Where to Stay in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca, Columbia

Playa Blanca is a beautiful stretch of white sand located about 45 minutes south of Cartagena along Colombia’s Caribbean coast. It sits on the southwest corner of the Isla of Baru and is a popular tourist destination for locals and foreigners. While the vast majority of people traveling to Playa Blanca only stay for an […]

Where to Go Out in Central Cartagena

Cartegena, Columbia

If you’ve been traveling around Colombia you’re probably expecting a pretty lively nightlife culture but unlike Bogota or Medellin, Cartagena’s bars are a little harder to stumble upon. The majority of things to see and do in Cartagena are within the walled portion of the city. As a result, this is where you will most […]

Peru: Ripe Fruits of the Inca Trail

Peru: Inca Trail

When planning a trek along Peru’s Inca trail, I certainly did not realize that I was in for such a fresh and wild culinary adventure. Lining the luscious green trail during rainy season were a bounty of avocados, mangos, bananas, and coffee beans. There’s nothing like the ripest, juicy mango to accompany a tough hike. […]

One-Day Gastronomic Tour of Colombia

Ajiaco

In Colombia, the dishes are often simple, like the standard lunch fare at local restaurants, where the menu offers a total of four options for the day, and everyone drinks the same juice and eats the same soup for a starter.  Very little is spicy, and the most abundant resource is fruit.  If you are […]

The Dos and Donts of Peru: A Cultural Guide to South America

Fisher on Lake Titicaca

Well concealed within the untold depths of South-America, Peru is one of the continent´s real treasures. Geographically, the country can be divided in three parts. Reaching from west to east they are the following: The coast/desert The mountain range of the Andes The jungle Each part implies an adventure on its own and makes every […]