The Basics From Medellín, there are a few options for getting to Salento. The most simple is to rent a car, though I haven't done that yet in Colombia. You may also take the bus, which runs out of the North Terminal. Many friends have taken this bus and it can be 6 hours or … Continue reading Salento: More than ‘Coffee Country of Colombia’
Cartagena on a Budget
The Basics We flew direct from Medellín on Viva Colombia. Round trip flight were about $200,000 COP each. If you haven't flown it before, this airline is the Spirit airlines of Colombia, meaning they will charge for every. thing. We did our research and planned to bring one small bag each to avoid a carry-on … Continue reading Cartagena on a Budget
Two Days in Cienfuegos, Cuba
The Basics We arrived to Cienfuegos on the Viazul bus coming from Playa Larga and heading onward to Trinidad. This route can fill up quickly during high season, so we purchased all our tickets at once (from Havana to Santiago de Cuba). We were able to walk from the bus station towards the town center and find a casa … Continue reading Two Days in Cienfuegos, Cuba
Playa Larga: Inside the Natural Beauty of Cuba
The Basics We arrived to Playa Larga using the Viazul route from Havana. This route continues on east towards Trinidad. There is not an actual bus stop at Playa Larga; the bus dropped us off on the main road. When we caught the bus out of here, we stood at the same spot and hoped … Continue reading Playa Larga: Inside the Natural Beauty of Cuba
Travel in Trinidad, Cuba
The Basics We arrived on the bus that runs from Havana through Playa Giron, Cienfuegos and on to Trinidad. Tickets were $26 CUC from Havana to Trinidad. Book early as buses fill up quick! We had to postpone our journey by one day even when we tried to book two days in advance. Taxi collectivos … Continue reading Travel in Trinidad, Cuba
Havana, Cuba: First Time Traveler
The Basics From Medellin to Havana, we took COPA airlines through Panama City. At the time we bought them (Oct 2016), they were about $450 USD round/trip. Check ahead of time for fare deals, and my solid rule is to always book flights mid-week for lower fares. A Colombian recommended the site Wingo for highly discounted flights as … Continue reading Havana, Cuba: First Time Traveler
A Weekend in Bogota
After living in the region of Antioquia for several months, a weekend in Bogota was refreshing, showing off a different side of life in Colombia. As our first venture to the capital, we took in a variety of experiences while understanding we would be returning for a more in-depth visit. Highlights included restaurants in La Macarena, a bike … Continue reading A Weekend in Bogota
About the Author
Kimber is an experienced trip leader, educator, and coordinator. Her previous travel work includes leading middle school and high school trips in the U.S. and Latin America. She has taught Spanish language, as well as cultural awareness classes to children and adults. She believes that travel connects us together.
What is ‘Honeymoon Lifestyle’?
Traveling as a couple is a special type of travel. While I appreciate the chances I get to experience a new place alone or with friends, I've realized the unique style of traveling that my partner and I have together. We love to do everything, nothing, fine dining, cheap eats, hostels, 5-star hotels, camping, spas, … Continue reading What is ‘Honeymoon Lifestyle’?