Nashville: A Long Weekend in Music City

Every few years, my college girlfriends get together and pick a city to explore. So when we were throwing out ideas, Nashville hit the radar. I’m a country music fan, so this was a no-brainer for me. Enter the most fun I have had in a long time. Nashville has a very laid back down […]

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Pack for a Purpose

Have you heard of Pack for a Purpose?  This past weekend, I had to the chance to learn firsthand what their program was all about. From their website, you search out your vacation destination and find a list of non-profits that you can choose to help.  You will then be able to find a list […]

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The Story of Cartagena Door-Knockers

It doesn’t take long to notice the many amazing doors in Cartagena’s old city.  They are either brightly colored or pastel, weathered or new, but always grand in size and style.   They frame out the beautiful Spanish colonial architecture and tell a story of the social and professional history of the families that lived […]

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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 in no particular order:   From Thanksgiving to lazy island beach […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Tuesday Coffee Date: Cafe Stepping Stone

This week we visited the tastiest cafe is the neighborhood of Getsemani.  What makes this place so special, besides the most amazing Cold Brew I have had in Colombia, is that they employ at risk youth in Cartagena. So you can not only order lots of food and drinks, you can feel good about supporting […]

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