When I gave Matt the option for a trip or a fancy shmancy birthday party for his 30th birthday, he chose the trip. The place had to be close enough for a long weekend but outside of the United States. After a month long investigation, I decided Cartagena, Colombia (not Columbia) would be the best place to celebrate such a milestone birthday. JetBlue has a direct flight from New York City and for $330 a ticket (I bought them early), it turned out to be a budget friendly destination.
Accommodations (both found on AirBnB)
Dining (ordered by preference)
Sweat out that arepa at Cafe Havana
Grab a drink at El Laboratorio
Pick up a pair of emerald earrings at Elia’s