Airport Lounge Review: Avianca Sala VIP, Bogota, Colombia

Avianca Sala VIP is Avianca’s (Colombia’s national airline) lounge in the domestic wing of Bogotá’s El Dorado International Airport.  Priority Pass cardholders have complimentary access to the lounge, so I visited it in February 2016 while waiting for a morning flight to Cartagena.  While I generally enjoy lounges, even those that don’t get great reviews, … Continue reading Airport Lounge Review: Avianca Sala VIP, Bogota, Colombia

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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

The Brazilian Side of Iguazu Falls – The Easiest And The Best Views

Cataratas de Iguaçu in Portugese or Cataratas del Iguazú in Spanish, Iguazu Falls are incredible waterfalls on the Iguazu River, straddling the border between Brazil and Argentina, and also very close to Paraguay.  You can visit from either Brazil or Argentina.  We did both, and I much preferred the Brazilian side (although I am sure many would … Continue reading The Brazilian Side of Iguazu Falls – The Easiest And The Best Views

Casa Coupage: A “Closed Door” Restaurant Experience

A "closed-door" restaurant, or "puerta cerrada", topped my "must do" list when planning our trip to Argentina! What is a closed door restaurant you may ask?  Is it safe?  Why a puerta cerrada?  Based on my experience and research, closed door restaurants are part restaurant, part private dinner party, typically hosted in the chef's home.   … Continue reading Casa Coupage: A “Closed Door” Restaurant Experience