Cartagena is a hot, colorful, lively city filled with history, creativity, and culture. Check out the 10 things you don't want to miss in this exciting city.
Ready for a feeling of accomplishment and a view that takes your breath away? You must stop in Wanaka and make the trek to the summit of Roy's Peak during your New Zealand road-trip!
I have just recently returned from a trip to Honduras where I visited the orphanage I lived and worked at for 3 years. This was my first time back to the orphanage in over a year and a half. I could hardly hold back the tears upon arrival as I embraced the young girls that used to call me "Mama China."
Latin America has a special place in my heart, since my love for travel began there. I have enjoyed exploring several countries in both Central and South America, including Ecuador. A friend and I spent a week in the country's capital, Quito, during a backpacking trip in 2015. There are many popular tourist attractions in and around the city, including the famous "Mitad del Mundo" (equator line) and the Basilica del Voto Nacional, but one of my favorite travel experiences was at the edge of the city - the summit of Cruz Loma.
Apple pie, football, country music, Thanksgiving, pickup trucks, PB&J sandwiches, Cadillacs, baseball.... Some things are just SO American. However, not everything we do is as obviously "American" to us as it is to the rest of the world. Are you guilty of these 5 dead-giveaways?
The San Blas Islands is a beautiful archipelago of 350+ tiny islands between Panama and Colombia. I have visited these incredible islands twice, once for an island-hopping day trip from Panama City, and a second time to travel from Panama to Colombia.
I am excited to announce that Pages of My Passport has won its first award. A big thank you to French blogger Celine at ‘Tween Here and There for her nomination. The Liebster Award celebrates and recognizes up-and-coming blogs, given to and by fellow bloggers.
Following nomination, winners are prompted to respond to 11 questions posed by their nominator. My questions from ‘Tween Here and There are:
There are many options when it comes to deciding where to sleep during your adventures! I myself have used a combination of resources, rather than sticking with one “go-to.” This article will feature the pros/cons of various accommodation options for the budget traveler.
I have to admit that prior to traveling, I had never really possessed a strong interest in art. That gradually began to change, first while experiencing the political nature of Bogota's street art scene. I grew more passionate when some Italian friends began explaining to me the symbolism behind the religious paintings in Tuscany. I'm not by any means an art expert, but I do enjoy learning about it, and I've been fortunate to have visited some of the world's most beautiful and creative cities.
I believe in God's grace through Jesus. I love to learn, in a variety of contexts - reading God's Word, interacting with people from diverse backgrounds around the world, and as a student of Linguistics and Foreign Languages at Western Washington University. Pages of My Passport is dedicated to sharing this journey of learning through written and visual content.