Hands down, my favorite trip of all time was to Cartagena, Colombia! The music, culture, people, and food are beyond words. I was there for only 10 days, but I came back with so many Colombian friends who I still talk to today. I will definitely be back there in the near future.
—Jules Hunt, wellness blogger behind Om & the City
I fell in love with South America when I first stepped foot in Rio de Janeiro. Its vibe, culture, and carnival atmosphere were captivating right away. When I visited Cartagena in particular, it had me from the very first moments. Traditional horse carriages gently trot through cobbled streets adorned with beautiful hanging baskets in the brightly lit old town. The locals are friendly, and the squares come alive at night with dancing and live music.
It's no wonder the romantic, passionate city was a favorite for authors, poets, and artists like Hemingway and Gabriel García Márquez. As if one of the most beautiful and vibrant old towns in the world wasn't enough in itself, stunning beaches are a stone's throw away. This place ticks every box for me.
—James Asquith, youngest person to visit every country