If you’re thinking of traveling to South America any time soon, you’ve probably been interrogated about the Zika virus. As a woman of childbearing age living in Colombia, I had family members asking if I was concerned because they heard it could cause birth defects up to two years after infection. Evidence After a thorough

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We all know St. Augustine’s timeless declaration that, “the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page,” but I would add to that that if you travel to a destination without exploring its history, literature, and culture, you’re also only going to read a page. Whether you pick up a novel, memoir,

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Avoid Bottled Water According to National Geographic, there are currently 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic litter in our oceans. Sustainable travel ensures that number doesn’t keep rising by avoiding bottled water. Many people do this at home but accept it as a necessary evil while traveling, but there are options such as the SteriPen or LifeStraw Bottle

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Despite being a mere three to four hours travel from the chaos of Bogotá, the department of Boyacá remains one of Colombia’s lost hidden treasures. A primarily agricultural region, a wealth of hearty dishes, calorific desserts, cobbled streets and incredibly friendly locals await you – not to mention the chance to explore some stunning scenery

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The resiliency of my 12-year old Colombian students was evident as they brainstormed which pressing issues were facing their world, one emerged again and again: guerilla warfare. I couldn’t help but ask…raise your hand if you personally know someone in your family or a family friend who has been impacted by guerilla warfare. Some hands shot straight

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