Colombia travel Archive

New Casa San Agustin Boutique Hotel in Cartagena, Colombia

There are plenty of luxurious boutique hotels in Cartagena de Indias of Colombia as this is clearly the top destination in the country for upscale travelers. There’s a new kid on the historic blocks of the center now that’s a clear contender: Casa San Agustin Boutique Hotel. Located in a prime spot in the UNESCO […]

5 Things I Learned About Good Coffee in Colombia

A few weeks ago I visited the Coffee Triangle region of Colombia for the second time and drank lots of coffee of course. Colombia is one of the world’s largest producers of coffee and the best beans from here are praised as some of the best available anywhere. Many travelers come back underwhelmed by what […]

Will Luxury Come to Venezuela Someday?

As you’ve surely heard by now, Hugo Chavez went to join his comrades in the afterlife this week. The downtrodden and those who worked for him are mourning, while the opposition and the business community are quietly cheering. Time will tell how long it will take to undo the damage he did, the economy tanking […]

A Cathedral in a Salt Mine in Colombia

As a veteran travel writer and editor, I don’t get surprised and awed very easily anymore. I wasn’t expecting much when on a tour through Colombia, the guide said we would be visiting a “salt cathedral” outside of Bogota. I’d been to the giant Salar de Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia a few months earlier, […]

Gold and Flesh in Bogota

I made my first visit to Bogota earlier this week on a tour through Colombia. Some aspects of the city are definitely holding it back (it may have the trashiest Plaza Principal in South America), but it is home to two great museums worth visiting. Bogota Gold Museum The Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) is […]

Heading to Cartagena Next Month

We’ll be attending TravelMart Latin America in Cartagena, Colombia next month to report on what’s new and exciting in the tourism world. This is the premier trade event for tourism boards, hotels, and travel companies operating in Central America and South America. I’ll be looking for new luxury hotels I hadn’t heard about yet and […]