2017 is almost over. It is time to begin planning your 2018 outdoor adventures. I asked my fellow travel bloggers to share their recommendations for a 2018 outdoor adventure. I had a tremendous response and had to break up the responses by region. Keep a look out of my other 2018 region adventure lists. Here are 18 travel bloggers recommendations for South and Central American Outdoor Adventures in 2018.
I sit at Gate B32 in the Atlanta airport waiting for my flight to Bogotá, Colombia. Time seems to drag. I start to feel nervous. Four days ago, I laughed when people said how Colombia was dangerous, warning me about cocaine, cartels, and guerillas.
I walk along the path and study these large statues. I keep looking at them and wondering, why were they made? Why were they buried? Who made them? I wasn’t at the statues on Easter Island. I was in southern Colombia exploring hills and valleys where the statues of San Agustín Archaeological Park.
Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my trip to Colombia. The highlight of the trip was the couple of days spent hiking in Tayrona National Natural Park. Tayrona National Natural Park is a highlight on any trip to the Caribbean coast of Colombia. The park is a short 30 min and 21 miles from the city of Santa Marta. The park is a biologically diverse park. It ranges from the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to the arid region by the sea.
I don’t like plans and reservations. They mean I am committed to an committed to being at a certain place at a certain time. My travel style is free flowing and a desire to follow the whim of the moment. Travelling without hostels and activities pre-arranged is scary and has some risk. I generally plan as I go. I will book hostels and tours the night before. It’s a good day when have stuff booked two days in advance. Sometimes places are full and things can go wrong but I have never been completely in over my head. I have never been left to sleep without a roof over my head. Here are my tips and tricks to prevent complete disaster while travelling with no plan.