Ikigai

  • Comuna 13, Y Mas Medellin
    The end of the month was filled with tourist things, given as the beginning had a lot of local touches and a taste of home (complete with an island vacation). Getting back to reality (or whatever it is that I live) meant catching up on work for the rest of ... read more
    Source: Lauren Bernal – Your Travel Blog SucksPublished on 2017-06-09By Lauren Bernal
    4 months ago
  • Side Trip City: Santa Marta, Cartagena, Casa en el Agua
     Bein' real straightforward  on this blog post because it entails SO. MUCH. A jam-packed little portion of this month features islands, beaches, and betches, oh my! Let's begin, shall we?This week I:went to a really weird bar. And I'll show you why it's weird. I won't explain, won't go into ... read more
    Source: Lauren Bernal – Your Travel Blog SucksPublished on 2017-06-05By Lauren Bernal
    4 months ago
  • Lovely Lima & Beyond
    If the third time’s the charm, then my third visit to Lima, Peru really charmed me. I had visited the city eight and six years ago, first for a wedding and then to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Lima didn’t leave much of an impression on me back then. ... read more
    Source: Erica Brooks – Unraveled TravelsPublished on 2017-05-27By Erica
    4 months ago
  • You Guys! I’m Habla-ing…ish!
    Yesterday I arrived in La Paz, Bolivia, all by myself for a couple days of solo travel. For the first time ever, I spent more of the day speaking Spanish than speaking English. It was one of my proudest days on Remote Year. It was basic Spanish, but it was ... read more
    Source: Erica Brooks – Unraveled TravelsPublished on 2017-05-25By Erica
    4 months ago
  • Keen on Medellin
     My mom came to visit the first week of Medellin and everyone liked her more than me.We had planned a romantic vacation to San Andres together, one of the most beautiful places with water that I've ever been to.  We also tested her boundaries by getting her to jump off ... read more
    Source: Lauren Bernal – Your Travel Blog SucksPublished on 2017-05-22By Lauren Bernal
    4 months ago
  • 13 Reasons Why You Should Spend Your Food Budget at Maido
    No, I didn't make 13 cassette tapes; this isn't a post about the popular Netflix TV series (that I just happened to finish and honestly, what a tease that last episode was, ugh).Recently, I went out to dinner with three fabulous foodie friends to Maido, the number 8 restaurant in ... read more
    Source: Lauren Bernal – Your Travel Blog SucksPublished on 2017-05-15By Lauren Bernal
    4 months ago
  • That Time I Spent An Entire Week’s Food Budget on A Single Meal #worthit
    This weekend I saw a sign that said (in Spanish), “I want to be the lime in your ceviche.” Considering how much it resonated with me, I realized that Peruvian food might just be my love language. So when I had the opportunity to join some friends for a dinner at Maido, ... read more
    Source: Erica Brooks – Unraveled TravelsPublished on 2017-05-11By Erica
    4 months ago
  • QUIZ: Sex or Food: Which was I talking about?
    Take this handy quiz to find out. Stay tuned - follow up post to come (no pun intended).  ... read more
    Source: Lauren Bernal – Your Travel Blog SucksPublished on 2017-05-11By Lauren Bernal
    4 months ago
  • Chicha, chivas & “Chingao, I missed my flight”
     The "last week in a city" post is usually one filled with a ton of stuff. While recovering from the weekend that entailed a muddy music festival wasn't ideal to explore the entire city, I said, "I'm not normal" and continued to do everything normally, as if my Blood Alcohol ... read more
    Source: Lauren Bernal – Your Travel Blog SucksPublished on 2017-05-09By Lauren Bernal
    5 months ago
  • Te Amo Medellin
    I fell in love with Colombia last month. With the city of Medellin, the mountains that surround it, and the generous and kind people I met along the way. If you’re like me, you binged on Narcos in less than a week and you probably have a pretty specific impression of ... read more
    Source: Mai Hanoon – whereammaiPublished on 2017-05-02By whereammai
    5 months ago
  • 35 in 35
    I celebrated my 35th birthday in my 35th country, which seemed quite fitting to me. It was quite the full birthday week. Nearly 20 of us traveled to/met up in the beach town Cartagena over Easter weekend. My birthday was that Saturday, and it started with a lazy brunch at a ... read more
    Source: Erica Brooks – Unraveled TravelsPublished on 2017-04-28By Erica
    5 months ago
  • Bogo-TADA
     Man oh man. This week was a WEEK. A week of music, mud, and mischief. This week I (how many times can I say week? Week week week.):chilled in my apartment way too much. Like, the most I've ever chilled in an apartment before. But guys. This apartment was SO ... read more
    Source: Lauren Bernal – Your Travel Blog SucksPublished on 2017-04-23By Lauren Bernal
    5 months ago
  • Dessss…paaaaa…cito
     Really feeling the Latin music lately, y'all. Colombia's put a spell on me and all I can do is dance. This week was jam-packed with events, dancing, and aguardiente. Let's keep it short n' sweet, shall we? This week I:attended a Zumba class in which I sweat profusely at. If ... read more
    Source: Lauren Bernal – Your Travel Blog SucksPublished on 2017-04-19By Lauren Bernal
    5 months ago
  • New Month, New Continent
    I’m currently sitting on the floor of the Fort Lauderdale airport and I’ve officially been here for eight hours, so I hope my state of delirium and the alcohol don’t affect this post. I’ll start at the end of my month – my visit home. The first visit home I’ve ... read more
    Source: Mai Hanoon – whereammaiPublished on 2017-04-07By whereammai
    6 months ago
  • Plata o Plomo o Paintball
    I’m feeling a little conflicted about how much fun I had yesterday. It was our first full day in Medellin, Colombia, and to celebrate Kara’s birthday, 31 of us headed out to the picturesque Lake Guatapé: We weren’t headed out there just for the vistas, though. Our destination was La Manuela, ... read more
    Source: Erica Brooks – Unraveled TravelsPublished on 2017-04-04By Erica
    6 months ago