Medellin Marriott Hotel Review: Elegance on the Golden Mile

This article may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks!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 …

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 …

Street art in Moravia Medellin

The Incredible Transformation of Moravia Medellin (Barrio Transformation Tour)

Medellin is not your typical tourist destination. You don’t come here for the sightseeing or to marvel at centuries-old buildings or plazas that feel like Disneyland. You come to Medellin for the story it tells. A story about resilience, recovery, transformation, and progress: of how it can be home to some of the world’s happiest people in spite of so …

A Tour of Deliciously Exotic Colombian Fruits

Colombia is a land of superlatives and extremes, still full of poverty but so very rich in biodiversity and natural resources. One thing that immediately strikes most travelers on their first trip here is just how many incredible, delicious, colorful, and strange exotic Colombian fruits there are, whether they are sold on the streets, in the markets, or served up …

Why the Medellin Free Walking Tour is the First Thing You Should Do

Medellin, Colombia is skyrocketing in popularity among tourists, expats, and digital nomads… And for good reasons! There are a ton of awesome things to do in Medellin, the city is super affordable, and the weather is pretty great. One of the very first things that I recommend all new visitors to the city do, is to immediately get reservations for …

Is Colombia Safe? The Reality of Safety and Danger in Colombia

Perhaps one of the most frequent questions I get as a travel writer who has been living in Colombia on and off for more than three years in total is: “is Colombia safe?” It’s a valid question, rooted in the decades of insecurity that Colombia suffered first at the hands of warring political factions and then exacerbated by the drug …

The Ultimate Guide to Almost All the Museums in Medellin

Medellin is one of the most amazing and vibrant cities in South America, a place that has turned its tumultuous past into one of the hottest tourist destinations on the continent. Not only are there dozens of awesome things to do in Medellin, but this city is also a hotspot of art, culture, and even museums! After exploring virtually every …