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A Quick Guide to the Thai Islands

Thailand is perhaps best known for its islands.  Boasting some of the most paradisiacal stretches of beach in the world, the stereotype of crystal clear waters, white sands, and swaying palm trees come to life in Thailand’s seas.  Not all of the islands are created equal, however, so here’s a quick overview of the islands […]

Weekend Beach Escape

We’ve spent the last month or so relaxing in and exploring Buenos Aires (which I will be sure to expand upon in another post or two), so we haven’t been moving around as much as we’re used to.  To cure our encroaching restlessness, we decided to take a weekend trip to nearby Mar del Plata, a […]

A Weekend at Tayrona National Park

With Bridgette laid up with an unfortunate pool-related foot injury in Santa Marta, I was flying solo on our planned trip to Tayrona National Park, located 45 minutes or so outside of the city.  Still a bit leery of the public transportation options, I took the direct shuttle from our hostel for 12,000 pesos, which […]

Playa Blanca

Envision paradise.  White sand, palm trees, thatched roof huts, and hammocks.  Nothing to do but sit back with a book, sip a beer, and occasionally hop in the water when the beating sun becomes too much.  You’re picturing Playa Blanca, a beach tucked away 20 miles from Cartagena, the paradise that other paradises are based […]

Five Days up the West Coast

We’ve done a lot of driving over the last five days.  About 1500 miles over a total of approximately 34 hours spent in the car.  For those of you doing the math, you might notice that it averages out to less than 45 miles per hour.  The reason for the lazy pace is the fact that […]

The Year Has Arrived!

I’ve been planning this trip for almost five years.  That’s a long time to stay focused on one thing.  When you’re planning for something that far in the future, it can sometimes seem like it’ll never come.  Your life gets suspended in this in-between state where your future is known, but distant.  The date has […]

4 Things We’re Looking Forward to in Colombia

Colombia will be our first stop, so whenever I get the itch to do some research, it tends to be at the forefront of my mind.  As a result, I probably have a better idea of what I’ll want to do there than most of the other stops we’ll be making.  Here’s a few of […]