Although I have become a bit of a globetrotter, I am still southern girl at heart, originally from Hueytown, Alabama, USA.
Before moving to Colombia, I volunteered in Mexico and Panama, earned my M.A. in England and traveled around Europe. I officially made Barranquilla, Colombia my "home" in October 2011 when I accepted a job as an English professor at la Universidad del Norte where I continue to teach.
When not working, I enjoy a good cup of tea, a day at the beach, spending time with my partner and two cats, blogging, reading travel journals/travel writing, and traveling any and every chance I get, both in and outside Colombia.
For those of you who don’t know, La Guajira is the northern most department in Colombia. It is an exotic peninsula bordered by Venezuela and the Caribbean Sea. It contains some of the most incredible natural landscapes I have ever laid eyes on and is home to the incredible Wayuu indigenous group. Even so, La Guajira is perhaps one of the least expl ...
Like most things in Colombia, fruits tend to be regional--that is, they are traditionally found in one region of Colombia more so than in any other or, sometimes, they are truly only found in one region of the country. That being said, on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, there are many fruits juices that may be found in other parts of the country, ...
Colombia is a diverse country in every sense of the word, and the food in Colombia is no exception to this diversity. Like most things in Colombia, food is very regional—meaning, you will likely encounter very different “traditional” food as you travel to different regions of the country. Having lived almost two years on the Caribbean Coast of Colo ...
Traveling the northern Caribbean coastline from Cartagena, Bolívar to Cabo de la Vela, la Guajira you can find an incredible diversity of beaches.
Islas del Rosario (Isla del Encanto), Bolívar
In Cartagena, you can stay on the beaches in Bocagrande and get a taste for the local beach scene, filled with frequent encounters with vendors selling ...