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GUATAPE, COLOMBIA: Eat + Sleep + Play

It’s easy to see why people love Guatape so much. And, Colombians LOVE Guatape (they always want to know if you’ve visited and what you thought of it). The tiny town is brimming with color and character (and brimming with folks from Medellin on the weekends!). In the 1960s/70s, the Colombian government flooded some fields to make way for a hydro-electric dam, making...

Traveling During COVID-19

Traveling these days takes a little extra thought + not just because it’s four of us now! Davis was born at the end of February 2020, just before everything locked down for us where we live. With a newborn + older parents who we relied on to help with the babies, I had the highest anxiety of my life trying to protect everyone + everything. We didn’t see family or...

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA: Eat + Sleep + Play

A little bit South American with a whole lotta Caribbean flavor thrown in for good measure, Cartagena feels like a totally different world than Bogota or Medellin. Behind the stone walls of the seaside city are brightly colored buildings at every cobblestones turn and the most beautiful flowers draping from every single porch. But again: the best part of Colombia is...

Tips for Family Travel

Well, friends, we’re not here to tell you that traveling with little kids is easy. It’s not. The picky eating, mood swings and foot stomping don’t just magically stop when you’re on a plane or staying in a hotel. Sorry. But, even still, instilling a love of travel in our kids is so important to us and, if you’re reading this, it’s...

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Eat + Sleep + Play

We landed in Bogota, Colombia without high expectations. Most travelers to Colombia only pass through Bogota: just landing at its airport and moving on quickly to the coast or to Medellin. There’s good reason for that. Colombia’s coastline is like a whole other culture and the countryside of Colombia is mesmerizing, truly.But there’s reason to spend a few days in...