Family Adventure 2018 – Colombia
Tanner Family Adventure 2018 Colombia
This year’s The Educational Tourist family adventure took us to a new continent for us – South America!
How we chose the destination:
We chose Colombia in a very thoughtful and scientific way this year! Here is our super scientific conversation!
Me – How about South America this year? A new continent would be cool!
Husband – Great! Which country?
Me – I don’t really know much about any of them.
Husband – I’ve always wanted to see Colombia.
Me – Colombia it is!
So, we booked tickets to Colombia and I dove into research. We really chose a winner with that fabulous country – though it wasn’t all rainbows and unicorns. We really hated one spot and wish we hadn’t gone there!
COMING SOON – Why we HATED this much loved Colombian spot
Colombia is gorgeous with interesting art, history, music, dancing, and food. Once notorious for drug violence, Colombia is now safe and home to the world’s most innovative city in 2014 – Medellin.
Reactions to our choice!
People have had very interesting reactions to hearing about our destination choice.
We had reactions like this:
1 – Colombia… South Carolina or Colombia, Colombia? (spoken in a very suspicious tone)
2 – Do you go to Colombia often? (What does this even mean?)
3 – You can’t go there! It is a dangerous country!
1 – Colombia – like in South America
2 – Um, no?
3 – That news is old. Like 30 years old.
My favorite reaction!
My favorite reaction to my choice of Colombia comes from a very open-minded friend. She said, “Cool! You always plan such wonderful adventures!”
Mind you, these reactions aren’t random strangers.
These are people that know me and my family. They know we’ve traveled all over – Canada, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Turkey, Greece and cool US destinations – and these are trips we took WITH the kids. We traveled even more before they came along.
Beyond London or Paris, what destinations get a ‘positive’ response from your friends and family?
What do YOU say to the naysayers? Do you smile and ignore? Do you try to educate and persuade?
I’d love to hear your tips!
Colombia was wonderful and surprising! Coming soon – Articles all about our trip!
Natalie, The Educational Tourist