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Cartagena City Guide: Vivarium del Caribe

A new Vivarium opened just outside Cartagena last month.  I didn't even know what a Vivarium was.  We had the chance to check it out last weekend. Thanks to Wikipedia:  A vivarium (Latin, literally for "place of life"; plural: vivaria or vivariums) is an area, usually enclosed, for keeping and raising animals or plants for… Continue reading Cartagena City Guide: Vivarium del Caribe

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Magdalena, Colombia – Cayena Beach Villa

I almost don't want to write this post, because we have found our gem and I don't want it to change when I book it for next year. But really, I couldn't wait to write this post, because I want to relive the magic that we had in this beautiful little beach villa.  We set… Continue reading Magdalena, Colombia – Cayena Beach Villa

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Traveling with Kids: Airplane Edition

I can't tell you how many blogs and websites I read when we first starting traveling with kids.   I wanted to know everyone's tips and tricks to prepare for a better all around traveling experience.  What I learned along the way has come from trial and error and has constantly evolved from 1 kid… Continue reading Traveling with Kids: Airplane Edition

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Tuesday Coffee Date

Our 2nd stop for Tuesday Coffee was in the trendy neighborhood of Getsemani.  Lots of hostels and beautiful street Art, there really isn't a bad photo to be taken. We came across a little hole in the wall spot called Beiyu. We had fancy coffee and my first Colombian Acai bowl!!  I had been searching… Continue reading Tuesday Coffee Date

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The Esmeralda

Our apartment looks out over the bay and one of our favorite pastimes is watching all the different ships and boats that come to visit Cartagena.  This past weekend we had the chance to tour the beautiful Chilean Navy boat, The Esmeralda. She is only visiting Cartagena for a few days, so we hopped over to… Continue reading The Esmeralda

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Travel Bucket List

I really like the idea of a bucket list.  I used to do seasonal goals, (summer, winter, etc.) but haven't gotten into the habit here since everything felt so new this past year.   Survival was the goal.   Now that we are back into a familiar routine, we can make some adventure plans. So… Continue reading Travel Bucket List

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Cartagena Ghost Tour

This may be a little early for Halloween, but I had the chance to take the Ghost Tour in El Centro and couldn't pass it up.   Cartagena at night is a beautifully different experience.  The cooler temps and charm from all the ambient lighting really makes a feast for the eyes. We used Cartagena… Continue reading Cartagena Ghost Tour