Lapping in Luxury in Punta Cana

Sometimes we all need a break, even us travel writers, who to most people appear to be on one never-ending vacation. And while my four days in Punta Cana was technically work, it felt far less action-packed than my normal press trips. For one thing, we stayed in the same resort room for the entire duration,

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Green Guide to the Galapagos

Ever since I discovered how amusing it is to create a travel bucket list, the Galapagos Islands has been up there near number one. I actually started tentatively planning a trip there a few years back but those plans unfortunately fell through. So, as a result, this destination is still on my list of “must

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Faces of Colombia

During the three weeks I spent living the travel writing life, I discovered first-hand how positively locals go about their day to day activities. I’ve compiled a series of photographs taken in Bogota and in neighboring towns and indigenous villages. These images best represent the local way of life that I experienced in Colombia. Owner of a

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The Bohemian Side of Bogota

While Bogota is a huge city with endless things to see and do, it’s the neighboring towns that make the list for bohemian traveler worthy destinations. La Candelaria Most travelers passing through Bogota stay in the historic downtown district of La Candelaria. Partly due to a surplus of affordable hostels located here, it’s also the

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Colombia Local Food Guide

It’s nearly impossible to visit Colombia without eating more than you’d like to admit. Here is a local guide to Colombian food for the avant-garde traveler. Going back to my previous post about the most notorious restaurant in Colombia, Andres Carne de Res does not disappoint. They are especially known for their selection of meat

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Feeling Famous in Bogota

As part of my Colombian initiation, every local I talked to suggested eating at one very special restaurant: Andres Carne de Res. Although there is one located in Bogota, the famous and original spot is in a neighboring town called Chia. Coming from New York, I’m used to my fair share of craziness but nothing could

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Zip Lining Colombian Style

Although I was pre-warned, I clearly underestimated the daily amount of rainfall in Bogota. Forgetting to pack both my raincoat and umbrella certainly didn’t help matters. While rain is not exactly my favorite weather condition, it’s completely normal for Bogota residents who don’t let a little bad weather ruin their day. In an effort to

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6 Hidden Gems of Antigua

This is a Guest Post by Marina K. Villatoro of Travel Experta. Antigua Guatemala is so much more than just another colonial style town with cobble stone streets from Central America. It has many unique places to visit that set it apart from the other cities of its kind. 1. Picnicking at a Ruin – Antigua

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Foodie Guide to Lastarria

One of my favorite things about traveling is getting the chance to eat exotic and hopefully delicious food. Santiago released the inner South American in me (I’m French and Irish) and gave me everything I love and more. I’m talking ravioli, risotto, seafood….the list goes on and on. Here are a few of my favorite

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Highlights from Buenos Aires

(article is originally from Megan’s Travel Column on Life2PointOh, entitled Weekly Wanders) The first time I traveled to Buenos Aires, I remember making a wish that I would one day be able to return to this magical city. Less than two years later, I was back and ready for more explorations! Buenos Aires is one

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