Exploring Colombia – Guatapé & Medellin

I’ve now been in Colombia for two full days, yesterday a day trip to Guatapé and El Peñol and today was spent doing a walking tour of Medellin.

When looking for tours of Medellin, I came across Real Tours Medellin as the number one tour in the city. So not only was it listed in the top, it was also a free tour meaning you simply make a reservation, show up, and give a tip to the guide at the end, if you feel so inclined. They offer tours twice daily Monday through Friday.

I opted for a Friday morning tour and had to book my tour on Wednesday after 6pm ET since reservations open 1.5 days before.  Continue reading “Exploring Colombia – Guatapé & Medellin”

An Unexpected Solo Trip

Last fall, I booked a flight for my husband and I to go to Medellin, Colombia (yeah, yeah I know its history, but that was a long time ago) because Delta Airlines was having an amazing sale only $275 round trip. I’d been intrigued by Colombia for sometime and when the opportunity arose I pounced on it.

Fast forward to last week, my hubby tells me he’s no longer joining mOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAe on this long awaited journey due to unforeseen circumstances. At first I began to panic that all of this anticipation would be the biggest let down of my life. Okay I’m being a little dramatic but I’ve literally been looking forward to this trip for over 6 months so not going would have crushed my spirit.

Anyway, I had a decision to make, either cancel a trip I’ve been looking forward to for months or go on my own. Continue reading “An Unexpected Solo Trip”

When Did Traveling Become Elitist?

Over the past few years, I’ve notice a number of people making comments, mostly on social media, stating that people who travel are only doing so to show off.

The debates often go back and forth with many condemning those who enjoy being frequent travelers. What’s so wrong with taking full advantage of your vacation time? Americans are known for a lot of things and not using all of their vacation time is one of them.
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