Medellin 3: Downtown and Outskirts

Note: It is currently 2:08 in the morning. As I write this, caffeine is coursing through my body faster than Usain Bolt at the Olympics. I am at the night shift of my hostel again, in Prague, and I will be at this desk until eight in the morning, meaning I have drunken enough coffee to down …

Medellin 2: A Very SASsy Reunion

Note: As this post progresses, please note the circumstance of its creation. I am currently sitting on the night shift of the hostel in Prague, working as drunken guests stream back into the hostel after the bars. A lovely Canadian girl named Lisa gave me a bottle of Bombay Gin, which is why this post …

Medellin: The City of Eternal Spring

Life is full of small little coincidences. Serendipity, in fact, is one of my favorite words, mainly for its many syllables and the way it just flies out of your mouth like a hummingbird after a wild night out in the nectar pubs. When traveling you oftentimes find yourself saying “oh wow, what a small …

Minca 2: Gecko Walls and Waterfalls

Traveling is an absurd amount of fun. One day, you are at your parent’s house in Southwest Florida, sitting on the couch watching YouTube videos and snacking on stale tortilla chips while attempting to suppress sobs of boredom. The hours’ drift by like a thick fog, days merging into each other until before you know …

Minca: A Magical Misty Mountain

Describing a place that is indescribable, by definition, is pretty difficult. When people ask you to talk about Santorini, lets say, during sunset, or maybe Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, oftentimes its very hard to put those feelings and thoughts into words. Trying to sum up the sights, smells, emotions, all of the senses into …

Cartagena 3: The Cartagena of Colombia

It seems like when you travel, you often fall into the honeypot of associating every place you go with one you’ve already been. “Oh my this city is so beautiful, it reminds me of a European Denver!” “Wow honey, its like an Asian Albuquerque isn’t it?” “My god Steven, this is almost like the Brainerd …

Cartagena 2: The Venice of Colombia

Located in the crux of Italy’s eastern expanse off their peninsula, situated directly on the coast, is the city of Venice. Known as “The City of Bridges,” or “The City of Canals,” or “That City that Keeps Sinking into the Ocean,” Venice is by all accounts a magical city, one that feels as if it …

Cartagena: The Koh Phi Phi of Colombia

In Thailand, theres an island called Koh Phi Phi. Essentially, there are no adults, it’s like the Neverland of South East Asia, an outcrop of land populated with wild tourists, boat parties, mushroom shakes, and a whole mess of other insanities that are too numerous to list here now. The toll it takes on your …

Bogota 2: Enter the Montanans

Sometime during this past summer, our glacier dogsledding camp was drinking beers together in a tent. That was pretty standard affair, living on a large chunk of ice for months at a time leads even the strictest teetotaler to Banquet Beers. At some point during the chatter, Renae, a musher and good friend, mentioned she …