Santa Fe de Antioquia

The story goes that a little town about an hour north of Medellín was the region’s first settlement, the place where Spanish fleeing the inquisition came to make their own way. Sante Fe de Antioquia was the department’s (state’s) first capital, perhaps the same way Philadelphia was once the first capital of the United States […]

Carmen: A Fun, Friendly Town in Colombia

Walk down Carrera 30 in El Carmen de Viboral, toward Parque Principal, and look to your right after you pass Calle 32. Look for a tiny bar, about the size of a walk-in closet. If it’s open, you’ll get the chance to meet one of the town’s friendliest residents. They call him Flaco. The skinny […]

Visiting a Finca in San Jeronimo

One of my roommates made Colombian coffee on a recent Saturday afternoon, to help us wake up after a long night. As we talked, I saw someone out of the corner of my eye standing in the doorway. It was my friend Juanes. “I stopped by to invite you to a finca,” he said. “We […]

Visiting a Finca in Copacabana

This is part 2 of a 2-part series.  You can read the first part here. In the morning, I awoke to birds chirping, people stirring about on the ground floor of the finca, and the gorgeous mountain and valley views I can’t get enough of. I walked downstairs, and greeted Rodrigo, his parents, and others. […]

Visiting a Finca in Copacabana

This is part 1 of a 2-part series. My friend Rodrigo invited me to his family’s finca in Copacabana soon after I had arrived back in Medellin this past February. I was focused on the relaunch of Travel Blog Success the first month or so, but I finally decided to relax one weekend, and escape […]

Girardota: A World Away

Girardota is a picturesque pueblo about an hour north of Medellin, Colombia.

El Peñon de Guatape (Monolith)

El Peñon de Guatape (monolith) – Colombia from DvD World Colombia. El Peñon de Guatape (Spanish for “The Guatape Rock”) wrongly called El Peñol Stone (Spanish La Piedra de El Peñol, is a monolithic formation located at the town and municipality of Guatape 1 km inside the city limits (86 km northeast of Medellin) in […]

Saturday Trip to Guatapé

Guatapé is a small lakeside pueblo in Colombia, a few hours east of Medellin.