Category Archives: Travel Tips

Crossing the Darien Gap

Crossing the Darien Gap

The infamous Darien gap is one of the most notorious stretches of land in all of Latin America. Only the most foolhardy of travelers have attempted to cross over from Panama to Colombia on land and as brave as I thought I was I had no desire in doing so. This part of the world… Continue Reading

Colombia Travel Tips

Colombia Travel Tips

I often receive questions here on my blog about traveling Colombia.  I do my best to answer any questions I get and that’s usually the last I hear from them.  But recently an old Army buddy of mine reached out to tell me he’ll be in Colombia soon.  Although he is Colombian, he hasn’t been… Continue Reading

Spanish learning tools review

Spanish learning tools review

Let’s start off with the fact that I am absolutely horrible at learning languages.  The six years I spent trying to learn French proved to be a complete waste of time the first time I was stuck trying to get directions from a French guy.  Spanish hadn’t proven to be much easier for me until… Continue Reading

Using Maps and Technology for Traveling

Using Maps and Technology for Traveling

Over the last few days I’ve had several people ask me how to do this or that with online maps (and offline). A sense of urgency struck me today when I came across a Canadian couple who were lost under my favorite bridge.  They were carrying around the oh-so-worshiped Lonely Planet Travel Guide and trying… Continue Reading

Unique Trip Planning; start YOUR vacation now!

Unique Trip Planning; start YOUR vacation now!

Trip Planning With Photos My number one go-to while trip planning is Pinterest.   While there are plenty of photo websites out there, I like Pinterest because I can build a board of the place I plan to visit next and really dive into it.  You can create a board of places you want to… Continue Reading