Your Backpacking Mexico Itinerary: Best Places for Backpacking in Mexico

Backpacking in Mexico: if you’re looking for a backpacking Mexico itinerary, then let us help. After five years on the road, our travel in Mexico has been some of the most fun and fascinating we’ve had. And safe. Yes, backpacking in Mexico is safe and easy in most of the country— with kids, with friends, […]

Motegi Twin Ring: A Kids Park for Fans of F1 & Moto GP in Japan

Motegi Twin Ring is a great place for Formula One (F1) and Moto GP racing fans in Japan. But if you have kids, it’s a great place to visit year-round. In my Japan Times column this week, I talk about some of the best things to do at Motegi Twin Ring, and all the family […]

Best San Miguel de Allende Hotels – Where to Stay in SMA Mexico

There are so many great San Miguel de Allende Hotels that it will be hard to choose the best San Miguel de Allende Hotel for you. In fact, hotels in San Miguel de Allende Mexico are about as unique and varied as you get anywhere in the country. In other words, you are spoiled for […]

Best Fanny Packs for Travel: Choosing the Best Travel Fanny Pack

Considering a hip pouch, lumbar pack or other types of best fanny packs for travel? Here we break down the pros and cons of using a travel fanny pack. Then we discuss what to look for in a fanny pack for travel and some of the best on the market today.  Best Fanny Packs for […]

Paragliding Medellin with Freak’n Creek’n: Best Medellin Paragliding in Colombia

Paragliding in Colombia is one of the best things to do in the country, and paragliding Medellin is an extra special treat. The views are breathtaking, and it’s actually a bigger thrill than we were expecting! We tried Medellin paragliding with Freak’n Creek’n in Cocorná, in the countryside just outside of Medellin city, and it […]

Traditional Colombian Food: Cartagena Cooking Class & Bazurto Market

Traditional Colombian food is delicious, healthy and filling, and we enjoyed learning about it during our Bazurto Market tour and Cartagena cooking class with Duran Duran Tours. Read on for highlights on an exciting and educational day out. Traditional Colombian Food Tour: Cartagena Cooking Class & Bazurto Market Tour We love diving into the local […]

Skydiving in Colombia with Guanabana Tours – Our Experience Skydiving Colombia

Skydiving Colombia…would you let your teenage son try skydiving in Colombia? We did, and I’m pleased to report that he loved every minute of it! Skydiving in Cartagena Colombia means you’re looking down at the Caribbean Sea as you jump, and it’s a beautiful setting. Read on to find out more about our experience skydiving […]

Baru Island Tour with Taroa Adventures – Life in the Cartagena Islands

Sitting southwest of the city, Baru Island is one of the most interesting Cartagena islands on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. There are beautiful beaches, dense mangrove forests and plenty of flora and fauna on each Cartagena island. Yet Baru Island has something other Cartagena islands don’t have. Sure, there are tourists and beach bums at Playa […]

Kitesurfing Cartagena with En Colombia Kitesurf – Riding the Wind

Kitesurfing Cartagena: many travelers visiting Colombia think about Cartagena kitesurfing. After all, this region of the Caribbean has the ideal wind and climate. Our kids had their first kitesurfing lesson there with En Colombia Kitesurf. Read on for more details. Kitesurfing Cartagena with En Colombia Kitesurf When we started making our Colombia travel plans, the […]

Radisson Cartagena Ocean Pavillion Hotel – Radisson Cartagena Review

Out of the best beach hotels in Cartagena Colombia, Radisson Cartagena is an exceptional option for families. Known formally as Radisson Cartagena Ocean Pavillion Hotel, we found it to be one of the best Cartagena hotels on the beach. It’s an even better option for traveling families. Read more to find out why. Radisson Cartagena […]

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