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Trip: South America on a shoestring

There are [10] stories from my trip: South America on a shoestring


Guatemala--Lake Atitlan

GUATEMALA | Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | Views [713]

I'm sitting on a huge boulder on the shore of Lake Atitlan, a high sitting lake in Guatemala surrounded by volcanic mountains. Its rim is dotted with a mix of both local and touristy Mayan towns. It's Sunday and I'm in San Pedro. Today seems to be a ... Read more >

Tags: america, atitlan, central, guatemala, hiking, lake, lake, travel


Peaks and Valleys--Dealing with Loneliness as a Solo Traveler

ECUADOR | Saturday, 4 Mar 2017 | Views [579] | Comments [1]

A lot of people ask me how my travels are going. They see my social media posts on Facebook and Instagram and can't help but assume that I am high on travel fumes and adrenaline twenty four hours, day in day out. This, I can assure you is not the case.... Read more >

Tags: america, budget, ecuador, south, travel


How I'm Traveling for Free in Colombia, and How you can, too

COLOMBIA | Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 | Views [871]

Hola all! I'm still traveling in the Zona Cafeteria in Colombia and it has treated me well. I expected to be in, or close to entering, Ecuador by now... But nope, not yet- the green has got me. I have found the coffee landscaped mountain views align ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, budget, colombia, free, travel


My thoughts on Medellin, Colombia & la Zona Cafeteria

COLOMBIA | Saturday, 11 Feb 2017 | Views [256]

Now outside of Medellin, Colombia...what can I say about Medellin, Colombia? I've thought about it for a while, trying to formulate an opinion of the city. Complex, industrial, and the most modern of all Colombian cities--now growing fresh atop memories ... Read more >


5 Things I Didn't Expect Before Traveling to Colombia

COLOMBIA | Friday, 3 Feb 2017 | Views [503]

Here, a few things I've learned in my several weeks traveling in Colombia... 1. In Colombia, locals will be patient with you, but generally do not cater to English speakers In my naive gringo head, everyone speaks at least a bit of English, no? ... Read more >


Photos: Colombia

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 29 Jan 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Tayrona & beyond

COLOMBIA | Friday, 27 Jan 2017 | Views [676]

It all happened pretty quickly. One minute, my friend and I were hiking- about an hours walk into the jungle of Tayrona National Park, the next- a man is dead on the ground next to us. Yeah- pretty crazy. But to be an asshole and back track a bit…... Read more >

Tags: adventure, colombia, hiking, tayrona


Cartagena to Taganga

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 24 Jan 2017 | Views [751]

I'm on a diet. No, no, it's not what you're thinking. To the contrary, actually. In fact, the food in Colombia is mostly fried, crunchy, and not without some kind of meat. What's more, I ate my first street food today-- an Arepa. These steaming cheese ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cartagena, taganga, travel


THIS is Why You Should Trust in the Universe

USA | Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017 | Views [516]

It was approximately 2pm. I sat adjacent my mother at the bar in a cozy & quaint café in downtown Lansing--The Soup Spoon Café--it’s always been a favorite of ours, especially on dreary Michigan winter days. The rather accentuated ... Read more >

Tags: alright, be, colombia, everything, going, is, to, travels


ahora que?

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017 | Views [400] | Comments [1]

Hola! Hello family. Hello friends & acquaintances. Hello random surfer internet dude who anticipated watching “cute kittens in overalls spooning,” but somehow ended up on this page…hello! I will first start out by explaining ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, ecuador, hiking, kerouac, on the road, peru, south america