Medellin Marriott Hotel Review: Elegance on the Golden Mile

Thanks to my Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card (one of my favorite travel credit cards), I get one free award night certificate every year. This year, I found the expiration date fast approaching and with no other hard travel plans coming up, I decided to use my certificate locally here in Medellin as a little anniversary celebration for Andrea and me …

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2020’s Best Gifts for Adventure Lovers and Travelers

I don’t encourage people to buy more things, especially things they don’t need. But if you’re looking for the best gifts for adventure lovers or for things to give to your friends or family this year, you’re better off buying things that are meant to get them out there experiencing the world with things that they’ll enjoy for years to …

The Ultimate Guide to Envigado, Colombia

The Ultimate Guide to Envigado, Colombia

Envigado, Colombia is perhaps one of the most appealing and overlooked places to live, stay, and explore in greater Medellin. It used to feel like a world away when I lived up in Laureles, but a while back I moved to Envigado and have been exploring everything that this town has to offer. I’m pleased to report, that there is …

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10 Best Santiago Tours: Activities to Experience in Chile

Santiago, Chile is a city that exudes a cosmopolitan vibe, offering a combination of old-world charm and all the conveniences that modern life brings. Another big plus for the Chilean capital is that it has one of the most interesting landscapes, situated between the snow-capped Andean mountains to the east and beautiful Pacific seascapes to the west, with arid lands …

The ultimate guide to volunteering abroad

Volunteering Abroad: 20+ Ways to Travel the World with a Purpose

Volunteering abroad can be an incredibly rewarding experience that you will cherish for decades to come, but the very idea of how to go about volunteering abroad and sorting out the logistics can be almost overwhelming for many. Just a few of the things you’ll need to consider is which country you want to go to, deciding on which organization …

How to Avoid Cusco Altitude Sickness

How to Avoid Cusco Altitude Sickness When You Visit Machu Picchu

More than three million tourists travel to Cusco, Peru annually, the vast majority of whom are on their way to visit the fabled Machu Picchu. While there are no exact numbers or percentages, it is safe to assume that the vast majority feel the effects of altitude and a high number of those go on to develop Cusco altitude sickness. …

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The 9 Best Hostels in Cusco Peru For Your Next Epic Trip

The magical city of Cusco, Peru is one of the country’s most beautiful places to explore (and certainly its most popular). What was once the former capital of the Inca Empire is now a wonderful mix of Inca ruins, colonial architecture, and modern amenities. There are so many interesting things to do in Cusco, Peru that you’ll probably need a …