Wine, Women, and History (Including Budapest Wine Festival)

Building at night

Wine, Women, and History (With Budapest Wine Festival) Destination: Budapest, Hungary Tokaj, Hungary Krakow, Poland Date: September 8-19, 2022 Price: $3,800 (based on single occupancy) Sign Me Up! Did you know that Hungary has 22 wine districts scattered throughout six wine regions? The country is only about the size of the state of Indiana. That’s […]

Wine, Women, and History – Tour A

Building at night

Wine, Women, and History Destination: Budapest, Hungary Tokaj, Hungary Krakow, Poland Date: July 7 – July 18, 2022 Price: $3,800 (based on single occupancy) Sign Me Up! Did you know that Hungary has 22 wine districts scattered throughout six wine regions? The country is only about the size of the state of Indiana. That’s a […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Gracias's – Colombia

Here I am! Yeh, I know it’s been a bit too long. I left you without a Drop Me Anywhere ending. I seemingly went under the radar and, for all you knew, decided to go live with a lost tribe in the Amazon (would you be surprised?). Or, perhaps Tarantulina Jolie decided she no longer […]

Fifty Shades of Green

Hector

Following yesterday’s long hike, I wake expecting to feel more sore than I do. With just a little tenderness in my quadriceps, I choose to have a relaxing morning hanging on the farm and writing. A light on-and-off rain is falling and the various chairs scattered on the porch surrounding the building are very comfortable. […]

How Green Was My Valley

Wax Palm Trees

Stop what you’re doing! Seriously, stop right now and get on your computer – oh, I guess you’re already on it. Ok then, leave this page and immediately book a trip to Salento, Colombia. You can fly into Periera or Armenia (yes, Armenia, Colombia) or, if you want, you can fly to Medellin or Bogota […]

The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round

Salon Malaga

It’s my final day in Medellin and I don’t want to leave. Then again, I didn’t want to leave Cartagena, or Minca so I guess you could say I love Colombia. I spend the day exploring some different areas with my new friend Marcela. We begin by visiting the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana where Marcela went […]

It's News to Me

New Friends

I had to switch hotels today. I didn’t want to as the Estelar Blue is wonderful and equal to what would be a four-star hotel in the U.S. And no, I’m not a rockstar who got drunk, smashed the headboard, threw a TV out the window and was banned from the place. I got a […]

When Good Triumphs Over Evil

Mural

Today I finally get to know Medellin. I’m taking a walking tour of Comuna 13, notorious in Medellin’s recent history and the center of the Medellin Drug Cartel headed by Pablo Escobar. I walk down to the meeting point at the Poblado Metro Station via Carrera 43A, a main boulevard here in Medellin. Opened in […]

It's a Gamble

Following my Minca jungle adventures, I take an early-morning cab ride to the Santa Marta airport from where I have a 9:00 am flight to Bogota for a quick connection on to Medellin. After a really smooth and on-time LATAM Airlines flight, I land in Medellin at 12:15 pm. I’m incredibly impressed with Colombian airports […]

Chasing Waterfalls

Waterfall

There’s nothing like relaxing in the jungle and today is proof of that. I came down with a cold last night and, between that and the really hard beds of Colombia, sleep was difficult to come by. As I’m in Minca for four nights, which seems a bit longer than most who come (though I […]