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Colombia – The Best Place to Travel During the World Cup

I was woken up by the blaring sound of vuvuzelas and car horns.  Typically this would have annoyed me to…

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Touring Bogotá’s Street Art Scene

Colombia has a pretty bad reputation when it comes to crime.  And I’ve heard all sorts of stories about travelers…

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Traveling on a Budget: 5 Free Things to do in Bogotá

It’s no secret that I was a ball of nerves thinking about how expensive traveling in Colombia would be.  When…

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A Taste of Bogotá – Vegetarian Style

As I ventured out for my first Colombian meal I sardonically said to my boyfriend, “Screw it, I’m going to…

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5 Misconceptions About Traveling in Bogotá

I spent my first afternoon in Bogotá wandering around the historic district of La Candelaria.  I meandered along narrow cobblestone…

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Backpacking in Bogotá: Is Colombia’s Capital Worth a Visit?

After 15 hours of travel, two plane rides and one sleepless night, I finally arrived in Bogotá, Colombia.  I’d dreamt of…

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A Backpacker’s Debate: Southeast Asia vs. South America

In 2007, my boyfriend and I were scheming about where to go for a 6-week trip.  I desperately wanted to…

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My Next Big Trip: One-Way Ticket to Colombia

Last August my boyfriend and I made the decision to travel the world, indefinitely.  This decision was not made hastily –…

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The Rewards of Travel Blogging – The Liebster Award

For me, travel blogging has been rewarding on many levels – personally, creatively, intellectually.  But today the reward comes in a…

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Touring Indonesia’s Amazing Borobudur Temple

When visiting Indonesia most travelers tend to make a beeline to the tourist mecca of Bali.  However, since it is significantly…