Field Notes

Boracay SymmetryPhoto By: Roger Alcantara

In the Search for the Best Beaches in the Philippines

When looking at destinations for a beach vacation, it’s hard to decide between going somewhere untouched, but far or somewhere more commercial, but close. It’s the catch-22 of beach vacations. While I have many more sandy beaches to explore, my experience so far is that...

Shake off the Safari Dust in the Amazing Island of Zanzibar

Shake off the Safari Dust in the Amazing Island of Zanzibar

It’s been an amazing week. Unforgettable. Your memory cards are full of the animals of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater or the view from the top of Africa’s highest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania has taken your breath away and you’re contentedly tired. But you’re not...

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Take a Visual Tour of Street Art in Bogota

The hills are alive with the sound of …. Street art Located at 2.600 meters (8530 Ft) above sea level, Bogota is notorious for its amazing mountains visible from almost everywhere in the city, wild traffic, and exceptionally courteous people. It’s hard to believe that only 60...

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The Best Alternative Trekking Routes in Peru

The idea of hiking the Inca Trail is the first thing that comes to mind for those thinking of going to Peru. Thousands of people walk through the Inca path every year, but this is not the only option available in the country. For those...

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Where To Spend A Warm Christmas Holiday in The Caribbean

As the holidays are approaching, many of us are most likely already planning where to spend Christmas and New Years. Whether it be with the entire family, a couples vacation, or heading off to an island with friends because it’s holiday season (and you can!),...

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6 Myths About South America Debunked

Being a Colombian living in North America means that many, many times I have to listen to some of the most ridiculous myths about South America. Here's a summary of what I've had to explain: 1. All South American food is spicy. WRONG. Just because Mexico has...

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Uruguay: More Than A Pot Smokers Paradise

When considering travel destinations in South America, people might include Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina or Colombia in their list of top options. But how about a tiny country with pristine beaches, a former gun-wielding guerilla as president, and social policies that are the envy of...