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Hotel Review: Hotel Casa San Agustin in Cartagena

We have stayed in cheap hostels, luxury hotels and everything in between. After approximately 20 countries together, and countless hotels, it’s rare that we walk away from a resort or hotel thinking “wow, we want to come back.” We are the types who want to experience a different resort and country every time and we never […]


Isla Mucara Punta Faro Resort

Our trip to Colombia this summer was truly magical. After spending months planning the perfect family vacation, we had built it up in our minds to be the trip of a lifetime. We planned to spend about 4 days in the walled city of Cartagena, followed by some time spend on an island two hours […]


Five family friendly activities in Cartagena

Cartagena was, hands down, one of the best family vacations we have ever had. About a week before we left, we made our bucket list and we made it through an impressive amount. Because the city is an up and coming destination, one of the most important things to me was finding five family friendly activities […]

My interview with This is Cartagena

  We recently got back from our trip to Colombia, where we spent time in Cartagena and the little known San Bernardo Islands. Our trip was fantastic and much of the smooth sailing was due to the help of This is Cartagena, a local travel/tour operator. As a travel advisor myself, I know first hand how […]


Our Cartagena bucket list

 The family and I sat outside last night, getting excited for our trip to Colombia and we set out to make a Cartagena bucket list of things we want to do and see. We want to have a little bit of everything for everyone in the family so we all feel like we enjoyed the […]


Family vacation in Cartagena

Each time we’ve told people that we are headed to Cartagena next week, we get two questions. First, “Is it safe?”  Then people inevitably ask us…Why would we decide on a family vacation in Cartagena? Did you know that Conde Nast Traveler just named Cartagena as a “top five” city to book a last-minute vacation […]