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The World Cup Comes to South America

From the dusty plains of Nigeria to the countryside of England, from the ancient streets of Prague, from the modern edifices of Sydney, the world is ready for some football. Even people in the United States, a notoriously football and baseball-focused nation, are ready to watch some soccer. The long-awaited 2014 World Cup in Brazil … Continue reading

The Reality of a Place

Stereotypes and preconceptions about a place are a funny thing. What you can expect from a place comes from a variety of places: friends and family, guidebooks, photos, videos, movies, and more all affect what we think we can expect from a place. Reality of places are rarely what you expect. (Of course, if you … Continue reading

The Road Less Traveled

I’m Moving! (Thoughts on Nomads, Wanderers, and Sojourners)

I’m moving again. This does not come as a surprise to my parents, friends, or old colleagues whose first question when we catch up is always “and where are you living these days?” But I am not sure I have the classic disease Wanderlust. Despite what my grandmothers think, I can stay in the same … Continue reading

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All You Need to Know about (Colombian) Coffee

There is one stereotype of Colombia that has persisted for over a century that is actual positive (and true): coffee. Why is Colombian coffee so famous (and delicious)? And why is Colombia such a great place to grow coffee? And what type of coffee to Colombians actually drink? (The answer might surprise you…) Originally coffee … Continue reading

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What to Pack for a Trip to Colombia

Colombia offers a lot to the traveler (no matter what type of travel you are) and I highly recommend Colombia as a travel destination to almost everyone. Not sure where to go? Check out this entertaining flow chart which can help point you in the right direction. But whether you’re planning a trip to Colombia, … Continue reading

Where to Go in Colombia Flow Chart

When You First Think of Colombia, What Do You Think Of?

Traveling to Colombia can be exciting (and not in all the stereotypical ways you might think). The country offers a variety of climates and scenery, as well a diversity of amazing cities. So what is one to do when trying to figure out where to go in Colombia? This handy and entertaining flowchart might help. … Continue reading

Young students near Cartagena, Colombia

Celebrate a Day of Happiness, and Learn More About the Happiest Country in the World

Happy International Day of Happiness! (What, it wasn’t on your calendar? That makes me a little unhappy…) It’s a day to recognize the fact that being happy is one of the most important human conditions to strive for. Because if we’re happy it probably means that the worrisome parts of life such as having enough … Continue reading

Would You Travel to Colombia?

Colombia has quite a negative reputation, I know. I had the same negative stereotypes about the country before I lived there that many of my friends and family still have. So, with what you know about Colombia in this moment, would you go? I am biased, but I think Colombia is a great travel destination … Continue reading

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Why Do I Write?

I had a writing professor in college once asked my class if we wrote because the world had something to tell us or because we had something to tell the world. That day in class, I stared long and hard at the blank piece of notebook paper I was supposed to be answering this prompt … Continue reading

Books on Colombia

Misspelled Paradise Published!

After the many months (years) of writing and editing, Misspelled Paradise: A Year in a Reinvented Colombia is finally available for sale! Currently, the book is for sale exclusively at amazon.com and the paperback and Kindle versions are available for purchase here. On the Amazon page you can also preview the book online or on … Continue reading

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