Tayrona National Park with Kids

We had a great day hiking to Cabo San Juan in Tayrona National Park with our kids

Colombia’s Tayrona National Park is a truly special place. Nestled in-between the captivating turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains, Tayrona National Park is home to excellent jungle hiking and many beautiful beaches. This combination was too enticing to pass up and we knew we had to visit Tayrona National Park with our kids.

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Minca, Colombia with Kids

The kids loved the family-sized hammocks at the Marinka Waterfalls

We knew we had to visit Minca with our kids; it’s simply our kind of town…  An up-and-coming backpacker haven nested in the ultra-lush Sierra Nevada mountains, home to organic coffee and cocoa farms, waterfalls with swimming holes, great hiking and more.

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Using Credit Cards in Colombia

Cartagena Clock Tower Monument - Monumento Torre Del Reloj

I love using my credit card when I travel. I earn travel points and it reduces the need to walk around with a wad of cash in my pocket. When planning my trip to Colombia, I read a variety of accounts about credit cards not being widely accepted outside major centers and cash advances from ATM’s being difficult.

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Ciudad Perdida Trek: A Comprehensive List of Tips for 2020

the famous Ciudad Perdida archaeological site

We read a ton of blog posts prior to our Ciudad Perdida, Colombia trek in December 2019. Knowing what to expect and what to bring on the Ciudad Perdida trek (also known as the Lost City trek) was important to us. We were grateful for a lot of the insights, but we found that a lot of the top-ranking posts on the subject are a little outdated, causing us to bring some items we hadn’t needed to.

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Cartagena with Kids

Kids walking underneath a canopy of brightly colored umbrellas in Getsemani, Cartagena

We didn’t have a lot of time in Cartagena, but we are so glad we had as much time as we did in Getsemani. Getsemani is a vibrant, up-and-coming neighborhood, making it an excellent base for your visit to Cartagena with kids. It’s just an easy 5-minute walk through the colorful market stalls of Parque Centenario to the world-famous Cartagena Old Town.

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Hiking Ciudad Perdida with Kids

A family with kids at Ciudad Perdida, Colombia

Nestled way up high in the jungle of the lush Sierra Nevada mountains, Colombia’s Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) hike is a legitimate bucket list item for many intrepid travelers. It’s not an easy trek to Ciudad Perdida and unlike Machu Picchu there is no train to get you there the easy way. You may be wondering, “can I hike to Ciudad Perdida with kids?”

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