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Hiking Valle de Cocora

Hiking Valle de Cocora

We read a lot of different blogs about how to hike Valle de Cocora before we arrived... that you MUST go early to avoid rain, that although it's difficult, it's worth it to take the full 5 hour circuit, that you should probably wear rain boots because of the mud (we didn't wear them and had no problems), and that if you'd prefer a shorter route, it's possible to skip right to the grande finale.

The Real Cartagena

The Real Cartagena

A few days in Cartagena is plenty of time to see the city and eat at some great restaurants, but we were happy to have an entire week. Whether you’re excited by history, gastronomy, sailing, quaint city life, street art, or beaches, the port city of Cartagena is sure to deliver.

Shipping your Car from Panama to Colombia

Shipping your Car from Panama to Colombia

If you need a play-by-play of a pretty complicated process, here's our experience. As is the case with any border crossing or multi-day paperwork fiasco, stay positive and be patient. Read more to learn the costs and time commitments associated with shipping a car or rig across the Darian Gap. 

Booking Your Sailboat to the San Blas Islands

Booking Your Sailboat to the San Blas Islands

There are so many companies you can use to book the sailboat. Don't stress, just pick one. They all deal with the same boats and the same captains and they all seem to cost between $500-550 for the whole trip.

5 Things to Prepare for before Sailing San Blas

5 Things to Prepare for before Sailing San Blas

I guess at sea, you have to be ready for anything. We don't want to be negative, we just want you to be prepared. Life isn't all rainbows and unicorns, and life at sea is definitely no different. These are things you should know before locking yourself into 5 days at sea.

The Top 8 Reasons You Should Sail the San Blas Islands

The Top 8 Reasons You Should Sail the San Blas Islands

We had a tough time deciding if sailing to the San Blas Islands would be the right choice for us, but ultimately it felt like a once in a lifetime opportunity. Docking in Colombia on that final morning, these are the things we will remember most about our crazy adventure at sea...