Stairway to Heaven: La Piedra del Peñol

Stairway to Heaven: La Piedra del Peñol

Heaven on Earth Colombia’s Piedra del Peñol “The Best View in the World” Just outside of Medellín lies the legendary Piedra del Peñol, a massive granite rock with rewarding views of the surrounding lakes. With an entrance fee of 18,000 pesos, you can...
Guatapé: Colombia’s Most Colorful Town

Guatapé: Colombia’s Most Colorful Town

Guatapé Colombia’s Most Colorful Town Only 90 minutes by bus from the bustling city of Medellín, Guatapé is the perfect getaway for backpackers and Colombian natives alike. Take a walk down the colorful streets and admire the town’s brightly painted houses...
The Unspoken Rules of Staying in a Hostel

The Unspoken Rules of Staying in a Hostel

The Unspoken Rules of Staying in a Hostel As told by experienced backpackers Staying in hostels is by far the most popular choice of accommodation for backpackers. Not only is it usually the cheapest option, but you can also meet fellow travelers to explore the city...
Hiking the Cocora Valley in Colombia

Hiking the Cocora Valley in Colombia

Colombia's Cocora Valley A trip to Colombia wouldn’t be complete without checking out the Zona Cafetera, Colombia’s coffee region, and after a few days taking in the hustle and bustle of Colombia’s massive capital city, Bogotá, it was...
Off the Beaten Path in Portugal

Off the Beaten Path in Portugal

What better way to stray from the tourist trail than to take a local bus to a town you can’t pronounce? After a few days in Lagos, I felt this was the best way to discover a more authentic side of Portugal. An hour and a half later, I hopped off the bus at this random...