International Travel, Itineraries & Trip Planning

What to Pack for Colombia: the Carry-On Only Colombia Packing List

As a platinum member of the no-checked bags club, I’m all about packing versatile items that can get squished without a problem. When it came to packing for our 10 days in Colombia, I had to do some extra planning to make it all work because, well, Colombia’s geographical diversity also means a whole lot… Read More What to Pack for Colombia: the Carry-On Only Colombia Packing List

International Travel, Itineraries & Trip Planning

A First-Timer’s Itinerary for Discovering Colombia 

Over the past few years, Colombia has become quite a trendy destination for many. While Cartagena has long been a cruise ship port of call, the rest of the country had long been only on the path of more adventurous travelers. If you’re considering booking a flight, here’s a first-timer’s itinerary for 10 days in Colombia… Read More A First-Timer’s Itinerary for Discovering Colombia 

International Travel, Travel Photography, Travel Stories

The Many Gorgeous, Glorious Doors of Cartagena

It’s impossible to visit the city of Cartagena without noticing its gorgeous doors and colorful buildings. Well, these days it’s impossible to avoid them even if you don’t visit, as Cartagena’s doors are an Instagram favorite. Even I, someone who’s not a fan of “Instagram hot spot” trends, could not resist its allure. The rainbow… Read More The Many Gorgeous, Glorious Doors of Cartagena

International Travel

Want an Authentic Colombian Experience? You’ve Got to Play Tejo

When I travel, I always try to look for some sort of local thing to experience. Whether that’s attending a flamenco festival in Seville, spending a day with the Longhorn Miao in Guizhou, or in Colombia, playing tejo with a local. If you’re headed to Colombia and want an authentic Colombian experience away from all… Read More Want an Authentic Colombian Experience? You’ve Got to Play Tejo

Domestic Travel, Itineraries & Trip Planning

How to Spend 5 Idyllic Days on the Big Island’s Kona Coast

After a perfect 5-day Maui trip with friends last spring, we caught a little bit of a Hawaii bug. Easy to do when you’re exhausted from work and all the airlines are constantly competing with price drops. So we caught $297 tickets to Kona for some rest and relaxation. If you’re looking for the same R&R, here’s how… Read More How to Spend 5 Idyllic Days on the Big Island’s Kona Coast