We are very proud to have our first piece published in The Wall Street Journal Magazine. It’s all about the Usaquen neighborhood of Bogotá. We’re also proud to be part of a brand new website called NewWorlder.com. They’re publishing super smart stuff about food, travel, politics and more in Latin America. The site is the perfect home for our piece about our recent Breakfast with the FARC rebels in Colombia.
A diverse batch of our latest published work includes a classic of modern North American literature, drinking hooch out of a canoe in Mexico, an enormous pottery house in Colombia, a track side vantage point for some drunken horse racing in Guatemala and more. Let’s get started.
It’s hard to believe, but Karen had never read the ultimate ode to the road, Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road.” That changed with this assignment for Bio.com (the website for the Biography Channel) to explore all the ways in which “On the Road” is still able to inspire road trip fever.
Our second piece for RoadsandKingdoms.com had us remembering slimy, sour balche, fermented in a wooden canoe the traditional way by the Lacandon people Mexico.
Our latest work includes freelance travel stories about luxury diving in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, the best new hotel of the year (so far) in Colombia, why you’ll want to linger around the border between Colombia and Ecuador plus Latin food (and beer!) coverage galore. Let’s get started.
When we stumbled upon the brand new Hacienda Bueanvista Hotel in the coffee region of Colombia (thanks Aunt B!) we knew we had to tell everyone about it, so we did in this review of the best new hotel in Colombia (so far) for the Shermans Travel blog.
The only reason to stop at most borders in the world is to get your passport stamped and move on as fast as possible. However, the few miles between Ipiales, Colombia and Tulcan, Ecuador is home to a very unlikely church and a very high-maintenance cemetery. Both are worth a visit, as we explain in our very first piece for the Atlas Obscura website.
Then we moved on to Cali where we covered the NOW Hotel in our first piece for a cool hotel review site called A Hotel Life. Back in the US (intellectually speaking), we also did our first piece for Life Refined, all about unexpected comfort food in the US.
You know what makes freelance travel journalists like us happy? New outlets for our latest work and we’ve got two to tell you about this month. But first, something that makes us even happier: We’re delighted to let you know that the Selling Pablo feature we did about Pablo Escobar tourism in Colombia just won an Honorable Mention in the Foreign Travel category of the prestigious Society of American Travel Writers 2014 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards! We want to thank the awesome editors at the wonderful Roads & Kingdoms website for the chance to tell this story.
And now, our latest work
Our very first piece for the BBC Travel website is all about a stunning natural wonder in Colombia that’s been off limits for years. See why Caño Cristales, aka the “Liquid Rainbow,” is like no other river in the world.
We’re also thrilled to be contributing hotel reviews to Luxe Beat Magazine. Our first is all about the beautiful B.O.G. Hotel in Bogota, Colombia – inspired by the city’s amazing gold museum and home to the most luxurious showers in Colombia.
Speaking of luxurious, we spent four days on the Tren Crucero in Ecuador with white glove service on board and culture-rich stops along the way from Quito in the Andes down to the Pacific. See for yourself in our piece for the Dallas Morning News.
Our work for our latest corporate partner, Boiron (makers of all-natural health remedies including Oscillo and Arnicare) continues to roll out as well. Check out the video we made for Boiron from some of our favorite locations in Colombia and Ecuador. Bonus: we crash an Andean wedding…
And speaking of travel guides, we pulled together the very best of the best in luxury travel to Belize to produce a totally new Belize Destination Report for the high-end, subscription-based, online travel magazine Indagare.com. We did the same for the city of Cartagena to produce their Cartagena Destination Report.
It wasn’t luxurious, but we spent an exciting night in the rain forest of the Mindo Valley in Ecuador on a “herping” excursion in search of the Pinocchio Lizard, once feared extinct. Find out if we were successful or not in this piece we did for the Dallas Morning News.
We’re also thrilled to announce that we’ve begun contributing high-end hotel reviews to Luxe Beat Magazine’s website and to AHotelLife.com, one of the hottest and hippest new sources for global hotel information.