The Perfect Day

Editor’s Note: “A Day in the Life” is a new series in which we chronicle a specific day in the life of a long-term traveler. If taking a big trip is something you’ve always dreamed about, experiences like these are what is possible

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Imagine waking up, throwing on some trunks, walking outside of your room, and turning a corner…

 

Turning the corner

 

Imagine walking 50 feet to a nearly abandoned beach…

 

Empty beach

 

Then imagine walking down the one main street in the town and ordering a jugo de frutas mixtas (mixed fruit juice smoothie) and receiving a concoction of fresh, tropical fruit…

 

 

Juice vendors

 

Imagine taking your fresh fruit smoothie breakfast and sitting down on the beach and taking in the views…

 

Beach in the morning

Perfect water

Boats in the bay

 

Imagine walking down this small beach with crystal clear waters and climbing on and over the rocks to get a better view of this idyllic small little town…

 

The Sea

Caribbean

Across the bay

 

Imagine finding the perfect rocks for skipping on this calm, beautiful little bay…

 

Skipping rocks

 

Imagine laying your towels down for the day, just mere steps away from the perfect Caribbean waters, flagging down the man selling cups of fresh shrimp and squid, waving for the man selling recently homemade coconut cookies, checking out the various crafts and jewelry being sold by the nicest, not-at-all pushy vendors (non-pushy touts, only in Colombia), and spending the day reading and swimming and relaxing.

Imagine ending your day with the perfect sunset…

sunset

This is Taganga, Colombia.

When you travel long-term, there are plenty of days just like the one above. What is your idea of the perfect day?

Does Taganga, Colombia sound like a place you want to visit? Check out the following articles and resources to add it to your trip:

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