Colombia Taxi Scam with Counterfeit Colombian Pesos

Colombia Taxi Scam with Counterfeit Colombian Pesos

I love Colombia, but like any other country, the taxis in Colombia aren’t always the greatest. I was the victim of a taxi scam in the early morning hours of December 1, 2015, in Medellin. The driver gave me counterfeit Colombian Pesos (COP) for my change. I...
Don’t Pack All Your Travel Photography Equipment

Don’t Pack All Your Travel Photography Equipment

I love photographing the world, specifically landscapes during the twilight hours. But damn, trekking around with travel photography equipment is challenging. It’s like a socialite packing six pairs of shoes for a one-week trip. I traveled through Central America with...
Baseball Cap Robbery in Granada – Safety in Nicaragua

Baseball Cap Robbery in Granada – Safety in Nicaragua

I was finally robbed on my travels in Central America. I had my hat stolen in Granada, Nicaragua. My German friend Rena and I arrived in Granada, a city with 125,000 people. We were going to the Momento Hostel. It was 11 a.m. on a Thursday. We walked west on the south...
Barranquilla Carnival Through Photos and Safety Advice

Barranquilla Carnival Through Photos and Safety Advice

I was traveling around Colombia in February and made my way to Barranquilla Carnival. Between the street meat, concerts, and cervezas during carnival, I took some photos. When is Barranquilla Carnival? Barranquilla Carnival is usually held in February and lasts about...
Safety Tips for Women Travelling Alone

Safety Tips for Women Travelling Alone

Whether fearless or apprehensive about travelling alone, all women should consider the safety of their next solo vacation. To avoid any mishaps, follow some of these safety tips for women travelling alone: 1. Call Ahead – Double-check prices, currency accepted,...