Collected by Jenna Mulligan
Km 11 Vía al Valle del Cocora Salento, Salento, Quindío, Colombia
You never know when you’re in the moment how you’re going to look back at it years later, but I think this picture sums up the exuberant, freewheeling joy and sense of aliveness that sometimes comes with travel. And I think I felt it at the time....
East of the city of Santa Marta on the Caribbean coast of Colombia lies the gorgeous, rugged Parque Tayrona, a true feast for all of the senses. The park doesn't have roads--you have to hike or go by boat in order to get past the entrance--so we...
Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
There’s nothing quite like whiling away a warm afternoon by sipping on a silky coffee in the company of a loved one. Head to the upper reaches of Parque Lleras and you will find independent, chic coffee shops lining the streets. Me Late Chocolate...
Vereda El Purutal, San Agustín, Huila, Colombia
St. Agustín is a village of stone beings. Beings, not statues, as the locals like to say. The Double Me, with two heads. The Midwife, with a child hanging from her hands. The Eagle, A Snake Biting, the Shaman with headdress, and Children are...
Minca, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
One of the highlights of my time in Colombia was actually getting away from the beach and into the mountains. At Casa Loma in Minca the sun sets almost 180 degrees in front of you while you're perched up on the hill looking all the way down to the...
Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
Colombia lays claim to producing some of the finest coffee in the world. For those wishing to see first-hand the secret behind the process head to the biggest coffee region in Colombia. Caldas, Quindío and Risaralda all make up what is known as...
Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
The rumors you have been hearing are true: Colombian coffee is sumptuous, robust and highly addictive. And Medellín is the perfect place to explore its culture. Dotted around the city are the iconic maroon canopies representing Juan Valdez coffee...
Calle Quero 9 58 Sandiego, Cartagena De Indias, Bolívar, Colombia
A bustling eatery next to a hostel that feels very vibrant. Young and hip, a lunch break spot for working Colombians and tourists alike. They keep things casual and good. 4 daily dishes, breakfast and lunch only. Patio in the back. Get the coconut...
Cl. 39 ##7 14, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Many will have heard of La Cevicheria thanks to a visit by Anthony Bourdain in 2009. The location has not lost any of it's charm in the last 4 years. In our very warm July trip to Colombia for a close friend's wedding, La Cevicheria was an oasis....
Avenida de la Asamblea Edificio El Comendador No 29A42 apto 201 A, Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar, Colombia
Getsemani, the oldest neighborhood of Cartagena, is receiving attention for its transformation from a dangerous area into a still semi-undiscovered (I spied no other tourists there) gem. I thought it was the most interesting and photogenic part of...
Calle 2a #16-18 Manga, Fuerte San Sebastian del Pastelillo, Distrito Turístico Y Cultural, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
A perfect little spot to have lunch and watch the sailboats go by. Read their about below - charming, isn't it? "They have a place where it seems heard the mermaids singing, where the stars and the breeze caresses suggest to visitors that their...
Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
By far, one of the coolest and most memorable things about Bogota is its eye catching, impressive graffiti art. Covering the majority of the wall space in the Candaliaria district of the city, you can’t help but notice nearly each wall as you walk...
Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Every Sunday since the 1970s, Bogota shuts off its streets to traffic and opens them up to the people during an event called the ciclovia. More than one million bikers, pedestrians and roller bladers take over 60-plus miles of highway. From 7 am...
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