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Forget Narcos – these are the real reasons you should visit Colombia
November 30, 2021 marks exactly five years since the signing of the landmark peace agreement between the Colombian government and the infamous Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a guerrilla group which had wrought havoc across the country for decades. With the deal ratified, a renewed sense of hope surged in Colombia, as the much-maligned South American nation left its traumatic history behind, ushering in a new era of development, prosperity and hope.
In the years since, Colombia...
Meet the chefs putting Medellín on the culinary map
Colombia’s second city is developing a reputation for gastronomy that pays homage to the country’s biodiversity and Indigenous culture. You’ve probably heard about and salivated over foods from the likes of Mexico, Peru and Argentina. But now’s the time for Colombia – and particularly its second city, Medellín – to step into the limelight.
Eat local in Bogotá, Colombia
The hotspots to know in Bogotá's Chapinero distrist. This article acts as a guide to one of the most lively and affluent areas of the Colombian capital, showcasing the best places to eat, visit and stay.
The language of travel: Is it time we stop ‘discovering’ and ‘doing’ countries?
For centuries, people have been ‘discovering’, ‘conquering’ and ‘doing’ countries and lands that are not their own. But does the language we use when talking about travel encourage an extractive approach to the actual act of travel? Laura Field finds out.
The best restaurants in Colombia
From street food to refined haute cuisine, the best restaurants in Colombia will please anyone in search of a good meal.
Think you know Colombian food? Think again. The humble corn arepa, dozens of potato varieties, Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, and biodiversity that spans multiple biomes and altitudes are all core contributors to Colombia’s ever-inspiring food scene.
The 53 best cities in the world in 2022
Every year, we quiz thousands of city-dwellers worldwide about life in their hometown right now. We want to know about the restaurant scene and the bar circuit. The theatre and the art galleries. The nightlife and the dating apps. What the neighbours are like and which neighbourhoods are actually cool. These are the best cities of 2022.
The 14 most underrated travel destinations in the world
Want to make 2023 the year you travel somewhere new? Well, we’ve got some pretty spectacular suggestions for you. We asked our global network of travel writers and editors to tell us what they think is the world’s most overlooked travel destination. The resulting list spans everything from tiny islands and seaside towns to massive lakes and whole countries – and makes for some serious travel inspo.
The 23 best things to do in the world in 2023
Music, art, food, nature and the year’s biggest parties – these are very best things to do and see in 2023, anywhere in the world
Almost three years since the you-know-what put all our plans on hold, it’s set to be a pretty big year for getting out and doing things. 2023 has come through with an absolutely loaded cultural calendar – we’re talking the biggest summer for live music since 2019, a bunch of new museums, some pretty epic outdoor adventures, and much, much more.
10 gorgeous hotels that are as sustainable as they are stylish
From Mexico to Germany, these eco-friendly and gorgeous properties making sustainable travel easy. Luckily, the days of sustainable travel being a little, um, crusty are way in the past. These days, green properties are as stylish and luxurious as everyone else.
How to Avoid Overtouristed Destinations: Alternatives for a More Impactful Journey
A look at some exceptional regenerative properties doing important work to conserve, preserve and regenerate their local ecosystems. We want to shed a light on these incredible places from Italy to Mexico and Tanzania to Nepal. We suggest that they would be a much better alternative to visiting traditionally overwhelmed and overtouristed destinations. We’re not saying to avoid visiting the other destinations entirely, just that it’s important to always consider our impact and choose our destinations accordingly.
How to Combine Travel and Philanthropy, a Lesson From Jamaica
Committed to responsible travel since its opening in 1994, the boutique Rockhouse Hotel sits on Jamaica’s glistening Negril coast. It’s perched atop cliffs overlooking the aptly-named Pristine Cove, the same cliffs enjoyed by Bob Marley and The Rolling Stones in the 70s.
Red Hand Day: Ending the Recruitment and Use of Children in Armed Conflict
While many children around the world enjoy running through the playground and giggling with their friends, elsewhere thousands of boys and girls are being torn from their families and forcibly recruited into armed conflict. The recruitment and use of children by armed forces is still a serious issue affecting children in 14 countries ranging from Colombia to Somalia and Afghanistan.
International Women’s Day 2023: Key Lessons from Leading Women Striving to Further Regenerative Tourism
To mark International Women’s Day 2023, we caught up with some of the women leading the way in the travel industry, from hoteliers to travel advisors, to hear about their key learnings and what advice they want to impart on others working towards the paradigm shift to a more regenerative, climate-friendly approach to travel.
Rediscovering and Prioritizing Traditional Foodways on Fogo Island, Newfoundland
Getting away from it all is Fogo Island’s speciality. An island off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada in the North Atlantic Ocean, Fogo Island is a place guided and dictated by nature.
With seven seasons, the island shifts and changes depending on the time of year but what remains constant is its power to connect people with what is essential.
COVID in Latin America: A guide to travel restrictions and lockdowns by country
Getting anywhere internationally in 2021 requires a mix of meticulous research, patience, and occasionally a bit of luck. Travel across borders now comes with the need to be entirely up to date on the COVID-19 requirements of both the country you’re leaving and your destination.
Latin America is no different. With multiple variants, fluctuating case numbers, and the easing or tightening of restrictions all on the cards, it’s important to keep track of the landscape if you’re planning a trip. ...