Bus Travel in Colombia

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We’ve been in Colombia for two weeks now and have just arrived in our 4th city (5th if you count a day trip to Guatape) so we have a bit of experience traveling around Colombia by bus, so I thought I would pass along a few tips we have picked up along the way. Getting to the bus terminal in Colombia First, find your way […]

Colombia by Bus

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in bus travel, Colombia, RTW, South America, travel

The bus careens around another hairpin turn and I’m met with a cold blast of mountain air from the window in front of me. Behind me, a child continues happily banging on my headrest and I consider pulling on my headphones to listen to a guided meditation for patience. Or at least Jack Johnson. Something — anything — to pass the next two hours quickly. […]

Where to Stay in Cancun: Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

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From the moment that my plane touched down in Cancun, I was bracing to be disappointed. I’m not sure why, as I’m generally quite enthusiastic about travel in general, and in new locations in particular. But something in me was just not all that excited about checking out another beach destination (perhaps I was missing Hawaii already?) and I was on guard for scams and […]

Where to Eat in Portland: Food Carts

Posted 9 CommentsPosted in destinations, food, foodie, Oregon, Portland, things to do, travel, travel tips

When I mention to people that I’ve never been to Portland, they’re always surprised. It’s one of the great food cities of the West Coast, and it’s been on my radar for years but I had never gotten around to making an actual stop there for one reason or another. My cousin Daniel moved up there five years ago, so I even had a place […]

Amtrak Coast Starlight: Portland to Los Angeles

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The first time I can remember catching a real train (the Sugar Cane Train and the Pearlridge Monorail don’t count) was the summer after I graduated from high school, when I spent three months backpacking around Europe before heading off to college. My friend Meghan and I bought the Europass option that allowed us 8 days of train travel over a 2 month period and […]