Is it Safe to Visit?

Danny offers his thoughts on a question he’s received since his teenage years I’m Colombian, so let’s get to the point. I have been asked for the longest time whether or not visiting Colombia is safe. They heard from the news that the drug cartels are doing things, that people are being kidnapped, that you … More Is it Safe to Visit?

Palenque – The First Free Black Town of the Americas

Discovering the earliest struggles for freedom in Colombia Why is Palenque Important? – Palenque is the first Free Black Town of the Americas, a designation earned by the first Palenqueros led by Benkos Bioho. They escaped from Cartagena in 1599, founded Palenque, and declared themselves free from slavery. For more information, please visit Colombia’s Official … More Palenque – The First Free Black Town of the Americas

The First & Only Marriott in Cartagena: A Review of the Ermita Cartagena, Tribute Portfolio

A Solid Hotel Choice Right Outside the Old City Summary: The Ermita Cartagena is the only Marriott property in the city of Cartagena. Located right outside the walls of the Old City, the hotel is only 15 minutes away from the airport via taxi and a short 5-minute taxi ride into the heart of the … More The First & Only Marriott in Cartagena: A Review of the Ermita Cartagena, Tribute Portfolio

Travel-Hacking while Working in a Nonprofit Organization

Don’t think you can’t travel-hack your nonprofit work travel! I (Danny) have been working in the nonprofit sector in the United States for over 10 years. During that time, I’ve had various experiences with traveling for work. Some experiences were great, as I was able to explore different parts of the United States that I … More Travel-Hacking while Working in a Nonprofit Organization

How to Travel to Mexico City on Points and Miles

We saved $1000! ✈️ Flight from IAD to MEX on @united with @aircanada miles from American Express and Capital One. We transferred a total of 50,000 Amex and Capital One miles to our AirCanada loyalty account to book our original seats. We then decided to use additional Capital One miles to “purchase erase” our seat upgrades, which came in … More How to Travel to Mexico City on Points and Miles

Why the BILT Card Might Not be Built For You

We are witnessing many IG travel-content creators promoting a credit card without providing transparency on its potential drawbacks. We have been aware of the BILT Credit Card for over a year now, having been invited to a special Clubhouse Room to ask questions about the credit card last spring. We shared our concerns about how … More Why the BILT Card Might Not be Built For You