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Destinos: Redefining Time In Jardín, Colombia

By Joanna Marracelli

[Laurent Lhomond]

[Laurent Lhomond]

One of my favorite things about traveling in Colombia is the impression that time has come to a standstill.  In our modern world filled with notifications, constant updates and the ability to message anyone anywhere in the world at any time of the day, instant gratification has never been so easy.  We are connected more than ever and those connections indeed spread far and wide but yet they remain quite shallow.  Whiling away the day chatting over a cup of coffee is nearly absent, something only reserved for special occasions like getting together with an old, dear friend.  It’s become something we add to our calendars rather than a way of life. These opportunities for deep connections are often eschewed due to a perceived ‘lack of time’.  Our schedules are constantly filled up with things to do and even a real phone call can seem like another thing to add to the list.

The Best of 2014: Travel

By Patrick Hieger

[Laurent Lhomond]

[Laurent Lhomond]

Since 2014 was our first full year as a website, we had the chance to stretch our legs farther than ever and cover a lot more ground than we had in the previous six months.  This included our expansion into more countries, like Brazil and Colombia, and a lot more feature content, like Burger Week (which, obviously, was a huge success), Drinks Week, and Street Food Week (which we’re still dreaming about).  A whole year also meant 52 different chances to dig into the travel aspect of South American gastronomy, which when you’re talking about nearly ten different countries, is an absolutely essential element of the boom that’s been happening here. 

Destinos: Vale Do Capão In Chapada Diamanta National Park

By Joanna Marracelli

[Laurent Lhomond]

[Laurent Lhomond]

Beaches are undeniably one of the biggest draws for visitors to Brazil.  With a coastline that stretches up and down this vast country offering up some of the world’s best beaches with powdery, white sand, it’s easy to see why many people stick to the coast when traveling in this area.  However, one look inside might make you reconsider the inland as a destination spot.  If you are planning to visit Brazil and only have time for one inland adventure, make the Chapada Diamantina National Park located in the state of Bahia, your choice for the ultimate trip, amid surreal landscapes and thundering waterfalls. This area can command much of your time (the park is the size of Holland) so give yourself at least five days to really be able to appreciate the nature found here.