The Most Beautiful Place in Colombia

As we teetered across a cable suspension bridge with missing boards and rotten connections between our feet, I held onto the cable rail and felt giddy with excitement.  I had been looking forward to this hike for months now.     We followed a trail leading us past verdant farmlands and beautiful foliage next to... Continue Reading →

I Ate an Ant and Flew Off a Cliff: Chicamocha Canyon & San Gil area

We all took one on the palm of our hands, looking at it like it was an alien curiosity.  These ants were huge.  We popped them into our mouths as if we were taking tequila shots. ...After about 20 minutes of flying my pilot said, "Ok we are going down now to land." We continued to ascend.  After a few minutes my pilot said, "Um, we are still going up." I laughed and said, "I see that."  We were in a strong updraft.

Can a Recluse Live a Life of Travel?

  As a child I dreamed of building my own dwelling in the woods and living alone, self-sufficient off the land.  I like people, I really do.  I love a good party and I revel in great conversations, but a part of me longs to be secluded.  I love my alone time. Does that make me... Continue Reading →

Our First Step in Colombia, Cartagena to Tayrona

Cartagena is hot, I mean really hot, but it is still worth a visit.  I need to remind Jen, my BFF from where we used to work, to take an umbrella on her cruise to Cartagena. It will help shield some of the heat from the sun. This town was our first stop in Colombia.  It's... Continue Reading →

House Sitting, a Nomads Vacation

Something about getting on a bus headed to a place I have never been with all our belongings on our laps or in the bin overhead simply excites me. I get a giddy feeling and a goofy grin on my face.  However it can also be exhausting moving constantly from place to place.  Sometimes it... Continue Reading →

The Valley in Shadows Villa de Leyva

A beautiful mountain range runs along the side of town. Behind our house the mountains split and provide a glimpse of a dark valley beyond it.  There are always ominous clouds resting in this crevice making the mountain beyond them appear to be always in shadows. This dark mountain has been calling to me since... Continue Reading →

Comuna 13, Medellin Colombia

"A friend of mine, when he was a child, he walked out the front door one morning and found a dead body laying in a pool of blood in the street,"  Tatiana said as we sat around the living room in her apartment in San Javier.     She grew up in the neighborhood known as Comuna... Continue Reading →

On Noise and Peace, Arvi Park

We wanted to get an early start today, to get a full day at Arvi park.  I was up by 6AM enjoying the tail-end of the overnight window of peace and quiet, making my coffee, preparing today's packed lunch, aware of the ephemeral nature of this reprieve. The loud speakers from the street below started... Continue Reading →

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