Category: tourist

Gulf Coast Alabama

We had some very personal reasons to make our way over to Gulf Shores, Alabama 2 weeks ago and they were 7 years in the making.    Across the Caribbean pond from Cartagena, I was eager to check out this part of our country….

All Things Aruba

When we had the chance to take a trip to Aruba sin our Niño’s, believe me, we jumped.   Thanks to wonderful friends who took great care of them, we set off on a worry free long weekend to discover the Caribbean island just…

Medellin: Part 2

After Guatape, we headed into the city for a few days.   The drive in is such a stunning mix of mountains and city scape, and I couldn’t quite get a shot that is really representative of how beautiful it really is from the…

Medellin, Day 1: From Endless Summer to Eternal Spring

A quick one hour flight from Cartagena and we landed in the beautiful city of Medellin.    I gladly welcomed the cooler temps and mountainous terrain.  It was gorgeous to see all the finca’s on our way in and just drive with the windows…

The Logos Hope in Port

It’s no secret, I miss a good book-store.  Maybe it’s the Portlander in me, but browsing all the latest books, sipping coffee and the quiet murmur of people is one of my top 5 favorite things.   Haven’t been able to find that here…

Nomad Christmas: Part 2 – Santa Cruz, CA

Our road trip north was a trial run for an epic national parks road trip I hope to have sometime soon.   Leaving from Malibu, we made our way towards Santa Cruz.   I put together a travel guide for both my kids for…

Playing the Tourist

With family visiting, we got the change to revisit some of our favorite places in Cartagena.  The list is getting longer and it’s so fun to show off some of the special places we love…..  Here is a photo recap of our past week…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…