What to Do in Cali, Colombia – The Salsa Capital of Colombia

  Cali, Colombia is famous throughout the country, if not the world, as a hot spot for salsa music and dancing. One of the first things you’ll notice upon arrival though is that Cali is just plain hot. It feels almost like you’re back on the tropical coast, but the ocean is still very far away. Cali is Colombia’s third …

Overlander Tips: Long-term Vehicle Parking and Storage in Colombia

We spent the better part of a year driving across the American West, Mexico, and Central America, but due to finance constraints we needed to stop and take a break before continuing on through South America. Many overland travelers put their vehicles into storage in Costa Rica or Panama — both of which make easy and natural break points if …

D2D Monthly Recap and Income Report: June 2017

Here’s the deal: Time for another monthly recap and income report, where I share what’s new in the world of Desk to Dirtbag and offer a bit of transparency behind the blogging. On to this month’s report… Highlights Old Friends – It was great meeting up with my good buddy Jeff when he flew down to South America to join Andrea …

D2D Monthly Recap and Income Report: May 2017

Here’s the deal: Time for another monthly recap and income report, where I share what’s new in the world of Desk to Dirtbag and offer a bit of transparency behind the blogging. On to this month’s report… Highlights Visiting Ecuador We finally made it to another country, my 18th (we are slow travelers). From what we’ve seen so far in …

Armenia, Colombia – A Quick Guide to the Capital of Quindio

Armenia, Colombia sits along the southern edge of the Coffee Triangle, and is the third big city of the area along with Pereira and Manizales. Armenia isn’t exactly a popular tourist destination, being out shined by the pueblo of Salento just next-door. I’ll admit, I didn’t have much expectations for Armenia when I first visited, but I’ve traveled through twice …

Wish Every Day Was A Three-Day Weekend?

Travel, Work, and Live Anywhere In The World with the Paradise Pack

Back when I started traveling full-time in 2013, I really had no plan to turn this into a never ending journey. It was just supposed to be a year-long break. But the life was great… I felt like I was really living. Every single day. Not just waiting for the weekend or those periodic vacations like when I was working …

8 Things to Do in Salento, Colombia

Salento, Colombia sits in the heart of the Coffee Triangle — Eje Cafetero — just a short drive from the city of Armenia or Pereira. I’ve visited lots of little towns all across Colombia, but Salento stands out as one of the best — quaint and beautiful, friendly, and fun. You could easily spend a few days or even a …