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Why Travel?

A few of my favorite quotes on travel mixed with a few of my favorite travel moments from my first four and a half months on the road… “I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old […]

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Sailing the Deep Blue Sea

I stand under the clocktower–respite from a warm evening rain. I try not to look as uncomfortable as I feel, with $500,000 pesos and my passport hiding in my shoulder bag. It’s just after eight, and I’m scanning the plaza for a stout Austrian and his much younger Turkish Girlfriend. In less than 2 days, that stout Austrian–called Fritz–will be my […]

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Why Colombia is Amazing

Selento, Colombia

There is something undeniably special about Colombia. Anyone who’s travelled in South America, who’s spent time in Colombia –will agree. It feels like a secret as juicy as the incredible selection of fruits found in an average Colombian market. A secret for the select few who were brave (or adventurous) enough to ignore her bad reputation and tumultuous history and […]

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Leaving Santa Marta

I’ve officially (barely) survived over 5 weeks in the Santa Marta vicinity–it was a relentlessly hot, beach and sun filled, rum soaked, late nights & early mornings… exhausting, mind numbing, ridiculously fun 5 weeks. I had a sort of love hate relationship with Santa Marta–on one hand she was hot, noisy, persistent, covered in a gritty coat of dust or […]

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