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 […]

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 […]

Rafting Colombia with Guanabana Tours – Colombia Adventures

Many great Colombia adventures involve water. For example, you have mangroves, island hopping, and surfing in Cartagena. Then there are the pueblos in the lake-locked Guatape region. But when it comes to true Colombian adventure, one of our favorites is white water rafting. Read on for our rafting Colombia experience with Guanabana Tours. We’ll talk […]

Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour Medellin – The Comuna 13 Tour with Medellin City Services

Comuna 13 Medellin was once one of the most dangerous places on Earth. Clinging to the hillsides, this Colombian neighborhood was the worst of the worst. The police had no power there. Drugs, guns, and gangs ruled. Now the area is thriving and is considered one of the best examples of urban renewal. On our […]

The Chapel of Jimmy Ray – Fantastic Art in San Miguel de Allende Mexico

Colorful, but not Christian. Resplendent but not religious. Spiritual but not sanctified. Welcome to the Chapel of Jimmy Ray, just outside of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The Chapel of Jimmy Ray I should be clear to everyone by now that we love San Miguel de Allende, the UNESCO Heritage site and cultured and cosmopolitan […]

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