Climb Every Mountain: The 5 Best Mountains for Beginners

Everyone has a reason why they’re getting cabin rentals in Colorado. Some might be renting one just in time for the skiing season, while others might be there for the X games. You, on the other hand, might be there to embark on a whole new experience: mountain climbing. Of course, with hundreds of mountains […]

Exploring Parque Arví, Medellín, Antioquía, Colombia

Parque Arví is a large eco-park easily accessible from city of Medellín via the metro cable. Exploring Parque Arví was the last thing on my “must do” list before leaving Medellín. I went there solely for the hiking. I had read on the internet that it was really busy, which I wasn’t looking forward too, […]

Hiking in Parque Cerro El Volador, Medellin, Colombia

I decided to check out the university museum, but it was a Sunday so it was closed, so I went hiking in parque Cerro El Volador instead. Featured Image: SajoR [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons Hiking in Parque Cerro El Volador I didn’t really know what to expect when I went hiking in Parque […]

Jardin Botanico de Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

I went to Jardin Botanico de Medellin on a public holiday Monday, which was also the last day of one of the biggest annual festivals in Medellin, La Feria de Flores. I’m not sure if this means my timing was good or bad. There were definitely more people in the garden than there would have […]

Pueblito Paisa and Cerro Nutibara, Medellin Colombia

Pueblito Paisa and Cerro Nutibara are actually one place, i.e., Pueblito Paisa (Little Town) is a replica of an old school Antioquia town which is located on top of Cero Nutibara (Nutibarra Hill). Most people go to Pueblito Paisa to look around the small town and check out the awesome view of Medellin, but it […]

Hiking in the Valle de Cocora, Salento, Colombia

On my last day in Salento my friend came up from Armenia and we went hiking in the Valle de Cocora. I hadn’t been on a nice wilderness hike in a while, and this one was great. Hiking in the Valle de Cocora is a big tourist draw and for good reason. It is beautiful, […]

Getting to La Martinica Parque, Ibague, Colombia

This post is about getting to La Martinica Parque because that is all I did. I got there, and I don’t think I even did that really. La Martinica is a ecological park where you can hike up high and get a spectacular view, apparently. Truth is I wouldn’t know because I never actually made […]