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Volcan Totumo

Last weekend, we had the chance to take a dip in the Volcan Totumo.  It's a naturally occurring mud-filled volcano, which some locals say has mineral infused healing powers.  I'm not sure about that, but how could we turn down the opportunity for such an adventure? We rolled up, two gringo girls in a minivan,… Continue reading Volcan Totumo

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A Quick Weekend Getaway

We found ourselves in the islands again, this time for a quick family getaway.  Sometimes you need to spend all day in your swim suit searching for crabs, practicing your kayak skills, perfecting your underwater pose, digging for treasure in the white sand, all while sipping fruity drinks.  Yeah, so we did that.   And… Continue reading A Quick Weekend Getaway

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Botanical Garden of Cartagena “Guillermo Piñeres”

Easter Sunday we found some time to take the 30 minute drive out-of-town to the Jardin Botanica, and I'm so glad we did.  It far exceeded my expectations.   We arrived late afternoon and nearly had the place to ourselves.  A groomed trail and a friendly tour guide and we were on our way exploring… Continue reading Botanical Garden of Cartagena “Guillermo Piñeres”

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Isla del Encanto

...and that's just what it was.  Enchanted.  A little sleepy and just what I needed for 36 hours with the girls.  That's right, we slipped away for some beach lounging, drink sipping, nap-taking enjoyment. Just one hour by boat, and you can be sitting pretty just feet from the water.  Fair warning: I am about to… Continue reading Isla del Encanto

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Blue Apple Beach House

A few weeks back, we had some good friends in town and decided to take a day trip out to the Blue Apple Beach Club.   Just a quick 20 minute boat ride from Bocagrande and we were toes-in-sand on a beautiful quiet beach.  Going mid-week seemed to make perfect sense, it was a very… Continue reading Blue Apple Beach House

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Castillo San Felipe

One of the destinations we have been waiting to visit is Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, the extra-large Fortress that looms over Cartagena on the Hill of San Lazaro.  With a nearing Sunset and the perfect breeze, we took a cab over to check it out.   To be honest, I didn't read much about it… Continue reading Castillo San Felipe