Cali: Salsa dance capital of Colombia

Learning to Salsa Dance in Colombia: What if Your Hips DO Lie

My previous encounters with salsa always included a side of Tostito tortilla chips, which I masterfully conquered without a hitch. So allow that to set the stage (hah, dance pun) for the impending shitstorm, casually disguised as salsa dance lessons. As if speaking Spanish wasn’t mortifying enough, I opted to bring an entirely new level of embarrassment upon myself while…

The metrocable in medellin

13 Things You Should Do in Medellin Colombia

In all of my travels, this is the first time I have stayed put for this length of time. Two months! The verdict? Amazing! I have an apartment, I have a gym, I take Spanish classes, I take salsa classes, I have a routine, I AM NORMAL! I haven’t felt like this since the summer…

What To Do in Cartagena Besides the Expensive Day Tours

Cartagena, Colombia is a beachy, Caribbean paradise. It is famous for its Old Town, a UNESCO world heritage site, and stunning beaches. The catch is, these beautiful beaches are not part of Cartagena at all! They exist on small islands off the coast, which require you to book a trip in order to reach them.…

12 Helpful Tips for Attending Carnival in Rio

With Carnival fast approaching (beginning February 24), you may want to start making preparations. If you have not yet made any arrangements, be ready to shell out some serious cash, or maybe start thinking about next year.  If you already have your plan in place, here are a few things I would have liked to…

Man with all the meat Buenos Aires

4 Dining Establishments You Must Try in Buenos Aires

I love food.  I love drinks.  And I am always down for an experience that combines the two when I am traveling.  Argentina is surely known for its meat and its wine.  While you probably can’t go wrong regardless of where you decide to eat, I have decided to list four of my favorites in…

Me and a giant tortoise galapagos

How to Budget for a Trip to the Galapagos Islands

Is it really possible to travel to the Galapagos Islands on a budget?  This would be a pointless article if I said no!  So yes! First of all, there are two expenses that there is no way around. Flight There are airports on two of the Galapagos Islands.  You can either fly into San Cristobal…