Artisanal Bread in Minca, Colombia

The smell of fresh baked bread and lush, rich chocolate. Quiet classical music.  A high arched ceiling, dark exposed wooden beams against bright white. Artistically placed vintage treasures. A tiny, carefully selected menu, changing from day to day: artisanal bread with cream cheese; coffee from a local farm; thick fudgy oat cookies; gooey brownies baked… Read More Artisanal Bread in Minca, Colombia

Backpacker’s Paradise Outside of Parque Tayrona, Colombia

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js I’m writing this from inside an open air hut. To my left, Lia is swaying on a hammock. Past her is a pool, complete with waterfall and slide. In front of me is our beautiful cabana nestled in foliage and trees. Around us we hear various birds, water trickling or splashing, and some animals… Read More Backpacker’s Paradise Outside of Parque Tayrona, Colombia

Exploring the dark history of Cartagena, Colombia

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js I can hardly believe that only 4 days ago, on Monday, Jeremy and I tearfully said our final goodbyes to our apartment, our friends (including our cat-friend, Jasper, who stayed by our side as we moved out), and watched our belongings get packed into a moving truck, knowing we would not see any of… Read More Exploring the dark history of Cartagena, Colombia

Planning Tips for Practical Travel: Part 2

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js In Part 1, I introduced some of my methods for making travel practical by pre-planning for my trip before I leave. Pre-planning and research relieves much of my stress and wasted time. I maximize my enjoyment by not having to figure out what to do at my destination while I’m already there – I… Read More Planning Tips for Practical Travel: Part 2