Category Archives: Colombia


Minca – Mountain top jungle with a view

With our rehabilitation and relaxation complete in the Santa Marta hostel, it was time to move on to our next destination, the tiny mountain town of Minca. I must admit when Krista told me about this little town that she had read about up in the hills where there is apparently a lot of bird watching, I had my doubts...

Relaxing in Santa Marta

After Tayrona National Park, we returned to the nearby city of Santa Marta. After 3 nights in a hot tent, we were looking for two things in our accommodation: air conditioning and wifi. We found both at The Emerald Hostel, which opened only a few months before our stay and had hardly any guests...

Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Our next stop was the beautiful Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona - Tayrona National Park. A must see for travelers along Colombia's Caribbean coast. Nearly every traveler we have encountered has either been there already or is going there. This huge 12,000 hectare unspoiled wildlife refuge along the coast offers an escape for the hustle and bustle of the cities with beautiful beaches, jungle hiking, camping, and ancient ruins to explore.

Cartagena, Colombia!

Our first stop outside of the United States was beautiful Cartagena, Colombia in South America. Cartagena was founded on June 1, 1533 as a seaport in Spain's growing empire in the New World, and quickly became one of the more important and most successful seaports in the Caribbean...