Archive for November, 2011
Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 by Steph.
Cartagena and Medellin are two of the most popular cities in Colombia for very different reasons. Cartagena is the most popular tourist destination in the country; a historical resort town on the Caribbean Coast. Medellin might be Colombia’s most liveable city; it’s incredibly popular with expats (particularly men, for reasons I’ll get to later). Walking [...]
Posted on 27. Nov, 2011 by Guest Poster.
Okay so I didn’t love Australia- but some people really do! Here Christine Amorose shares what makes Australia such a special place. It’s no secret that after eight months of living and working in Melbourne, I’ve fallen in love with Australia. I’ll forgive the lack of Wifi, the inclination to shorten every word, the lack [...]
Posted on 24. Nov, 2011 by Guest Poster.
Like many island destinations, Maui is a popular spot for luxe honeymoons and ritzy second homes. Namely, it’s a place built on tourism dollars—and those exclusive resorts and million-dollar view vistas don’t come cheap. Even though Hawaii holidays are choice for the richest of the rich, Maui doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s a [...]
Posted on 22. Nov, 2011 by Steph.
Camping in Tayrona, perched on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia, has been the highlight of my travels in Colombia so far. It’s a gorgeous swath of jungle and beaches that’s totally removed from the real world. Like so many things in life though, it’s a reward you have to work for. It’s not easily [...]
Posted on 21. Nov, 2011 by Steph.
So you know how I have more things going on than I could possibly have time for? Well, maybe you don’t, but let me assure you I’m a busy, busy bee. So I’m not sure how Mike talked me into taking on another project. Maybe because it’s such a fun one: our very own series [...]
Posted on 17. Nov, 2011 by Steph.
So this is a little embarrassing to admit, seeing as I’m a self styled travel expert and all, but here it is: I’ve never been to Paris. Or anywhere in France actually. I’ve been to Spain, Italy, Holland, I’ve even spent a year living just across the channel in England, but I somehow never made [...]
Posted on 15. Nov, 2011 by Steph.
When I was 19 I had appendicitis. Only nobody believed me. It was my first semester in college, my first time living away from home. My solution to homesickness was to keep myself crazy busy with classwork, activities and volunteering. I was busy but it felt good. It was on my way back to school [...]
Posted on 13. Nov, 2011 by Steph.
In many cities, ugly scribbles of graffiti are a sign of decay and neglect. This isn’t true in Bogota, where dozens of colorful “street artists” are repainting the city in creative ways: The street artists of Bogota all have serious day jobs. They are college professors, graphic designers and authors. They don’t alway work under the cover [...]