Where is the beach in Cartagena?! Try Isla del Encanto

Cartagena is a gorgeous, well preserved colonial city right on the Caribbean Sea.  While it has beautiful architecture, interesting history, and really delicious food, despite being on the sea, it lacks a proper Caribbean beach!  Surprising to many, the idyllic Caribbean beaches are an hour away by car or boat.  Plan accordingly if you are … Continue reading Where is the beach in Cartagena?! Try Isla del Encanto

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Colombian Wine: A Visit to the Gorgeous Marqués de Villa de Leyva Vineyards & Winery

When you think “wine vacation,” Colombia, not surprisingly, probably doesn’t come to mind.  South America has some world-class vineyards in Argentina and Chile, but Colombia has never made those those lists.  Nevertheless, Colombia boasts two (maybe three…still waiting for confirmation that the third one is working), wineries that, while not top-of-the-line producers, are decent and very interesting to visit, especially for the wine enthusiast.  Colombian … Continue reading Colombian Wine: A Visit to the Gorgeous Marqués de Villa de Leyva Vineyards & Winery

Lounge Review: Sala VIP, Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Terminal

Cartagena’s Rafael Núñez airport is a small airport about 15 minutes out of El Centro (Old Town Cartagena).  Since its so close to town and so small, a lot of people probably arrive far too early for their flight.  We did, but luckily found the Sala VIP in the International Terminal to waste away the … Continue reading Lounge Review: Sala VIP, Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Terminal

10 Tips For First Time Visitors To Cartagena, Colombia

I visited Bogota, Villa de Levya, Cartagena and Islas del Encanto last month and loved every minute of it!  Colombia is a fabulous country and an easy vacation destination from the U.S.  Located on the Caribbean Sea, Cartagena is one of the MOST popular destinations in Colombia.  Here are 10 things that first-time visitors should know before visiting … Continue reading 10 Tips For First Time Visitors To Cartagena, Colombia