How to Overcome a Fear of Flying (Part 2)

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on After only a few minutes in the air, I felt like my life was in danger. The flight started normally - the door closed, the flight attendants and pilot greeted passengers on the loudspeakers, and we gained altitude.  Moments later we hit turbulence.  For a few seconds the plane... Continue Reading →

How to Overcome a Fear of Flying (Part 1)

Do you feel anxious before boarding an airplane? I used to be horrified of flying until I started using these easy strategies to overcome my own fears.

A Californian in Huila

There are many reasons to visit Huila, Colombia. The people, the landscapes, and the food are all aspects of a what makes this place special. Here is an article sharing a Californian's experience there.

How to Prepare for a Spanish Wedding

Photo by Emma Bauso on Weddings are a special moment where two people begin a new chapter together in life. These events are unique in that they bring families, friends, histories, and traditions into one place for the sole purpose of celebration. I recently attended a wedding for my two friends Maria and David... Continue Reading →

A Gringo’s Guide to Colombian Breakfast

Photo by Flavia Carpio on Unsplash One day back in April I found myself in Neiva, Colombia visiting my girlfriend Yesi and her mom Piedad... “Are you hungry?” “I slept pretty well, thanks,” I replied to the question in a heavy gringo accent.  Yesi responded to me in English, “My mom asked if you were... Continue Reading →

So This is Neiva

Neiva, Colombia in April of 2022. It was around 2pm when my body began to feel warm. The brightness of the bedroom was inescapable because the sun was radiating with full force. I tried for a moment to hide underneath the covers of the bed, pretending that the day hadn’t started yet. It was no... Continue Reading →

Back to Colombia

In August of 2012, I found myself on a plane headed to Bogotá, Colombia. I was traveling alone and my level of Spanish fluency was equal to perhaps a six-month-old baby. A carousel of emotions rotated in my mind, mostly fear, as I left the familiarity of home and gravitated toward a new world.  The... Continue Reading →

Lessons Learned From My Old Clothes

These are some life lessons I learned after giving away a bunch of my old clothes..

The Ten Biggest Rules for Two-Person Traveling

Have you traveled with one other person before? Here are some important rules for two-person adventures!

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