It would be a crime to leave Scotland and not trek along one of the thousand of epic hikes this beautiful country is known for. We were given a number of recommendations from friends and locals, and after some peer-pressure, we decided on conquering the Anoch Eagach Ridge, the most legendary Grade 2 scramble in Scotland.
Isle of Skye.
Situated off the west coast of Scotland, Isle of Skye is a popular tourist destination, known for it’s rich history, stunning scenery, and challenging hikes.
Cotswolds Weekend Getaway.
We took a weekend trip to The Cotswolds with our dear friends, Dougal and Sophie, and it was absolutely perfect. We had thoughts about flying somewhere tropical for a little getaway, but with it being a long weekend, everything was expensive and booked so we decided to keep it local. We jumped on a train to Oxford, rented a car and drove through the English countryside for two days. It was so picturesque and the perfect way to experience England. I highly recommend a trip out here if you have the time.
London was the first international destination (besides Mexico) that I traveled to when I was 15 years old. Now 15 years later, I’m finally back! To be honest, I don’t remember particularly liking London all that much when I was younger; but I must admit, I’m in love now!
All I can say is, “MEDELLIN IS AMAZING!”. Multiple people we’ve met on the road have raved about Medellin, but it wasn’t until I experienced it for myself that I truly understood why. So big, so beautiful, so historical, and literally something for everyone. Not to mention, the most gorgeous countryside I’ve ever seen!
If you’ve ever wanted to be a pirate, Cartagena is the town to do it. A great colorful city and colonial atmosphere — the culture is amazing, and the exploration through the Old Town is endless. The people are helpful, friendly, welcoming. Each narrow street with colonial style balconies, colorful walls, and the feeling like you just stepped into an episode of Black Sails. Personally, Cartagena is one of my favorite cities in all of South America.
I must be honest. At first, I was pretty unimpressed with Santa Marta. During the day, it looks like a quiet, dirty, port town. However, as the sun sets, all the streets open up and restaurants spill out into the plazas, salsa music pumping from every club – nightlife is alive! Good restaurants, street performers, and fun Salsa dancing bars! I guess Santa Marta isn’t so bad after all.
We flew from Bogota to Santa Marta on a quick hour and a half flight and stayed in Los Cocos Beach at Villa Maria. Tayrona presents a variety of climates and geography that range from arid landscapes, lush rain forest to 900 meters above sea level and is the second most visited national park in Colombia.
Colombia wasn’t on our original list of South American destinations, but after traveling for the past three months, everyone kept telling us how incredible Colombia is. Keeping with our travel fashion, we planned a last minute ten day trip to the Northern country to wrap up our South American tour.