If you ask me how I managed to get eleven people to travel to Colombia, I don’t have an answer.
Rewind a few months. I’m sitting in a local rock climbing gym with my friend, Max. We’re both at transition points in our lives. He needs an adventure, I say something like
“Tell me where you want to go and I’ll make it happen.”
Right away we brainstorm. He’s a college student and I’m in no place to spend a fortune on travel. We agreed the location needs to be affordable, adventurous, and rejuvenating. Our goal at the initial planning point was to get six people to commit to the trip, and I expected to struggle attempting to fill those six slots.
Our first instinct is a tropical island, perhaps in the Caribbean. After a while, I bring up the possibility of Colombia. The country has weighed on my mind for quite some time. Although Pablo Escobar has been gone for decades, his legacy (and the legacy of FARC Colombia) has tainted the country’s tourism for years.
After a few weeks of researching AirBnb’s, flights, cost of living, etc. for a variety of destinations, we came down to two final places:
Turks and Caicos