Its easy to become so accustomed to luxuries that you begin to think of them as essentials. Dishwashers, dryers, microwaves, ovens, televisions, vacuum cleaners, a car… the list of things that I assumed were essential was quite lengthy.
Of course you can find these ‘essentials’ while living or traveling abroad, but I recommend living without them for at least a few months.
If you have done any research into traveling to Colombia you’ve probably come across safety warnings. While Medellin is a far cry from the dangerous days of the 1990s and early 00s its still a big city with its fair share of crime.
I’ve been in the city for a month and a half and have not experienced nor witnessed any crime… until this morning.
Life is tenacious and there’s nothing like hiking in the desert to realize that fact. Despite the heat and arid climate, the path leading from the Pima Canyon trailhead is nothing short of lush. Sure, everything is covered in thorns…but there is a remarkable amount of greenery for such a seemingly inhospitable land.
Looking to camp on Cumberland Island, well then you’re gonna need to figure out which campground you want to stay at! Although some of the barrier islands seem like backcountry playgrounds that allow beach camping, everything is tightly managed at Cumberland befitting it status as a National Seashore.