Four Nights in Cartagena

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)

The Apartment in Cartagena

The Beach House in Baru

Dining (ordered by preference)

Don Juan (dinner)

Carmen (dinner)

Pasteleria Mila (We went here twice; their breakfast and lunch are delicious) 

Activities

Sweat out that arepa at Cafe Havana

Grab a drink at El Laboratorio

Pick up a pair of emerald earrings at Elia’s