Medellín is not only a great place to live but it's also an excellent city to study Spanish in.
Most of us have an underlying fear of breaking away from the norm and branching out to pastures new. Change is sometimes a little scary, so it’s only natural as a society to lean somewhat on what we’re more familiar with.
I haven't opened mail in the last 9 years. Here's how.
Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia is an amazing natural wonder that's off the beaten track.
If you are looking for a hotel in Split, Croatia I recommend the accommodations at Base Rooms.
The location is great as Base rooms is right inside the palace walls. You can't get any more central than this!
Another great restaurant in Sucre, Bolivia is Abis Patio.
After living in Argentina for 8 months, this restaurant by far has the best and friendliest service I have experienced here.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 has been one of my favorite cameras that I've used during my travels.
If you find yourself in Sucre, Bolivia you have to go to El Huerto restaurant for lunch. First off the service is excellent.
The following is a wonderful essay on what it means to be a traveler by Stephanie Dandan at www.infinitesatori.org.
A few photos from my time spent in southern Brazil including Iguazu, Florianopolis, Paraty, Curitiba, Ilha Grande and Rio.
One of the questions I get asked the most often is, "How do you travel for so long?"
Located on the coast of Ecuador, Montanita is a tiny beach town that reminds me of Ocean Beach in San Diego by day and Ibiza by night. Here are a few photos highlighting my time spent in Montanita.
I'm currently in Quito, Ecuador. I've spent the last two weeks exploring this city and wanted to share a few photos from my time here.
A new airport just opened up a few months ago in Quito and so reliable transportation information on how to get to and from the airport is still scarce.
An executive from America was walking along the beach in a small coastal Mexican village, taking a much needed vacation. It was his first in more than 10 years.
"And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end." - Pico Iyer
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.
If you are about to leave on a trip, part of your planning should include buying travel insurance. It will not only give you peace of mind that your belongings are insured but also that your health needs will be taken care of in case you fall ill far from home.
Here are my top 10 photos from 2012.
One year ago today, my friends and I sailed from Panama to Colombia, making our entrance to South America at Cartagena. Initially I was only planning on staying in Colombia for 1 month (which is still a significant amount of time when you're travelling). But one year later, I find myself still living here. So I'd like to take this opportunity to reminisce a bit on the evolution of a trip.
The following is an excerpt from the introduction to "The Alchemist" that I found helpful and maybe it will inspire you as well.
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