Articles Tagged ‘Colombia’

Emerging Bike Capital: Bogotá

Emerging Bike Capital: Bogotá August 23, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Think of bike-friendly cities and the list might include many European, and possibly some North American metropolises. But a developing South American capital? According to Treehugger, over the past ten years the city of Bogotá, Colombia has quietly invested in its bicycle transportation infrastructure....

Villagers of Nazareth in Colombian Amazon Ban Tourists From Visiting

Villagers of Nazareth in Colombian Amazon Ban Tourists From Visiting March 28, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Sometimes it seems that we, as travelers, take things for granted. Like the “freedom” to just waltz into almost any country or town or, in this case, village. Too often we fail to try to comprehend the effect our presence might have on a foreign culture. While we snap pictures with reckless...

Ciclovía: Making Cities Healthier, One Weekend At A Time

Ciclovía: Making Cities Healthier, One Weekend At A Time June 3, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
If you’re planning on spending a weekend or holiday in Colombia anytime soon, leave the car at home and pack up your bike. The phenomenon is known as Ciclovía, and you can check out some video-coverage of it here. The popularity of Ciclovía, or ‘bike path’ has its origins in Columbia, and though...

The World’s Most Underrated Destinations

The World’s Most Underrated Destinations December 23, 2009 | Around the World | Read More
For those of you who follow our regular NileGuide 5 interview series, you know that for the last half year we’ve been interviewing noteworthy travel writers and bloggers about their best travel tips, weirdest experiences and most underrated destinations. Looking for a vacation inspiration in the...

NileGuide 5 with David Lee of Go Backpacking

NileGuide 5 with David Lee of Go Backpacking December 16, 2009 | NileGuide 5 | Read More
This week’s NileGuide 5 interview features blogger David Lee. In his words: “In late 2007, I left my customer service management job of five and a half years at a health insurance company to travel around the world. I spent the following 20 months on the road, visiting the countries I always...

NileGuide 5 with Matador Network’s Julie Schwietert Collazo

NileGuide 5 with Matador Network’s Julie Schwietert Collazo November 10, 2009 | NileGuide 5 | Read More
This week’s NileGuide 5 interview features Julie Schwietert Collazo, managing editor of the Matador Network, an online travel magazine and community. Though she currently calls New York City home, she has lived in Puerto Rico and Mexico City and is most at home in the latter. In addition to her...