Adiós to Friends and Colombia – One Week in Bogotá

While I was in Santa Marta, my Mom called me in tears asking me not to go travel to Bogotá because she just saw a segment on the news that categorized the capitol city of Colombia as one of the most dangerous travel destinations in the world. I couldn’t help but laugh (sorry Mamas), because […]

Five Incredible Spots on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia

This part of the trip is something that I had been anticipating for the past two months. I absolutely love Colombia and the coast, so put those two together and BOOM – three weeks of bliss baby! John and I ended up sharing a cab to the airport from Medellin with an English girl named […]

Ten Ways to Know You’ve Found Your Travel BFF

While Traveling, you meet tons of incredible and interesting people. Some are just quick conversations, others just party buddies, and some cross your path that you know will be a lifelong friend. Here are a few ways to know you’ve found your travel BFF: 1. You meet and have an instant connection – You can […]

The Real Medellín

Medellín was once known as one of the most dangerous cities in the world, but anyone who’s been there recently will tell you that this is no longer the case. The “city of eternal spring” is surrounded by mountains yet it’s one of the most innovative cities in the world, and the locals (aka Paisas) […]

¡Viva Colombia!

I never imagined myself travelling to Colombia. Not for any reason in particular, but the thought never really crossed my mind. Maybe the logic being that there is a certain stigma people associate with this beautiful Country. My Mom didn’t seem the least bit enthused when I told her I would be spending about a […]

The Secret Garden

After a great week in Banõs, we spent two nights in Quito at The Secret Garden hostel. I heard mixed reviews about Quito with many people telling me that it wasn’t worth the trip, and I’m glad I didn’t listen. I thought Quito was incredibly beautiful and the old town district we were in was […]

Adventures in Banõs

Banõs is an adventure enthusiasts paradise. Other travellers have only raved about this place so I was especially looking forward to seeing this idyllically set town ever since we were back in Peru. Even though Banõs is quite touristy, it’s hard not to fall in love with it for it’s lush green mountains that surround the […]

The City of Cuenca

I immediately felt that we were no longer at sea level and at higher elevation (8,370ft/2,550m). Nevertheless, I was excited to explore the beautiful city of Cuenca since I’d only great things from other travelers before we arrived. The city is very Euro feeling with cafés and art galleries lining the small cobblestone streets. We […]

Bienvenidos a Ecuador!

There was a sigh of relief as soon as we left Loki Del Mar hostel, and I was especially looking forward to some new adventures as we made our way up north through Ecuador! Also cool that Ecuador uses the U.S. dollar so I can take a break from converting Soles in my head every […]

Loki Loki Loki

We headed out of Huanchaco on a 1 a.m. Cruz del Sur bus to Máncora, Peru and arrived at our hostel in the morning after an eight(ish) hour ride. I came across Loki Del Mar hostel online a few weeks before my departure since I knew that we would most likely make it to this […]