It's hard to say where exactly I grew up because we moved so often, but for the most part Reno, Nevada USA, is what I called home. Like many travelers today, I wasn't cut out for the corporate grind. That's when my life truly began. I sold everything, spent time in Brazil and found paradise and a new life, in Colombia.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"All things related to Coffee Country around Pereira, Armenia and Manizales. Also, the southeastern corner of the Department of El Choco where we are taking visitors into one of the most untouched regions of Colombia, for the first time! "
How did you get involved in travel?
"From my own passion for travel, adventure, adrenaline and new places!"
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"My most memorable solo journey was when I was six months pregnant. I went to Cartagena on a solo trip, spent time in the ocean, rode a bike around the Old City, ate dinner with strangers, and hiked my pregnant belly up the Castillo San Felipe. It was the serendipity, the sense of adventure - and of not conforming to the "expected", but rather following my own self-awareness, that made this trip so special."
Featured trips & expertise
Colombia's Coffee region is full of great accommodation options, from haciendas on coffee plantations to small hostels and boutique hotels in towns and cities. Use this list to find the best places to stay after a long day of biking, hiking and coffee tasting.
Coffee tasting tours and visits to coffee farms rank high in any visit to this region. But Colombia's Coffee Region also offers a number of exciting activities for outdoor enthusiasts, including hiking, horse riding, and mountain biking. When it's time to slow down you can relax in thermal baths. This list highlights the best things to do in the caffeine capital of Colombia.
Colombia's Coffee Region is dotted with small pueblos where life has changed little over the past century. Towns like Salento, Pijao, and Filandia still retain the same colonial air of yesteryear, when coffee farmers brought their product to market along old country roads. This list includes the best towns to visit, plus vibrant cities and also backcountry areas where you can experience Colombia's stunning landscapes.
Colombia's coffee region set amidst the rugged hills between Medellin, Cali and Ibague produces some of the finest coffee in the world. Besides learning how the coffee is made, you can experience stunning national parks, vibrant cities, and quiet pueblos. We're spilling the beans with some expert tips on getting around the region and the best places to visit.