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Colombia is a country on the rise. And now is the time to visit, as tourism is on the rise as well. Our Colombia travel guide will take you through the country's electrifying cities, and quaint pueblos. From snow-capped volcanoes to the steamy beaches of the Caribbean coast, Colombia has it all. Bienvenido a Colombia!

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Planning 101

Here's a dirty little travel secret: you can show up at almost any popular tourist activity in the world and save serious cash by booking your trip at the last minute. Whether it's hiring a Nepali guide and porter for a trek to Everest Base Camp, or going on safari in Africa, rare will be the occasion you can't get started within a few days of arrival.

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Recent Blog Posts

y time in Ecuador was running out, and I’d yet to eat a meal that really blew me away. I looked up the best restaurants in Cuenca on Trip Advisor, and Tiesto’s Restaurant was ranked #1, complete with glowing reviews. It was a Saturday afternoon, and I walked over from my hostel without delay. Despite [...]

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Hiking El Cajas National Park

by Dave on November 1, 2011 · 1 comment

first drove through Parque Nacional Cajas (or El Cajas National Park) on the bus from Guayaquil to Cuenca, however because it was in the early evening, I couldn’t see a thing. All I could tell, judging from the sharply colder air coming through my window, and the altimeter on my watch, was that we were [...]

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Falling for Cuenca

by Dave on October 31, 2011 · 7 comments

spent two weeks in Cuenca, but it could’ve just as easily been two months. The center of Ecuador’s third largest city, listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, feels small and safe like a pueblo, yet offers a much wider variety of dining and nightlife options. Architecturally, it looks like Cartagena was transplanted into the mountains. [...]

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