San Antonio de Pereira: La Rumba en Rio Negro

The pueblos of Antioquia are as much a part of living in Medellin as the city itself. Last Saturday, I escaped to San Antonio de Pereira in Rio Negro.

Ciudad Bolívar: A Worthy Alternative to the Coffee Triangle

One of the first things you notice is that tourists rarely come here. You don’t see them in Ciudad Bolívar and you see the way the locals look at you, like you’re obviously out-of-place, like they’re wondering why you chose to travel to their town instead of the most popular Colombian coffee destination, the coffee […]

Jardín: A Sweet Journey In Colombia

Ryan’s adventures in and around Jardin, a colorful pueblo three and a half hours south of Medellin, Colombia (by bus).

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 […]