Kate Dana

Independent Writer. International Educator.

June 8, 2017
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The Snorkel Mask Debate: Traditional Tube or Full-Face?

World Oceans Day, June 8th, is a “global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future,” according to The Oceans Project. Although it’s not known exactly who started World Oceans Day, it has been promoted and supported around … Continue reading

June 3, 2017
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Travel Colombia Tres B’s: Barú, Bogotá, and Barranquilla

The last two weeks of May blasted by in a proverbial heat wave of beach bliss, air travel and relocation to a new city, making this one of the most focused, life-changing months since the start of 2017. Mid-May brought … Continue reading

May 3, 2017
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Why Flavorful, Vibrant Colombia Feels Like Home

The first week of April 2017, I returned to the land of futbol, arepas and stifling hot weather on the Caribbean coast of South America. After a brief stay in the US, where several once-familiar things somehow seemed off-kilter, it is now … Continue reading

December 7, 2016
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From Abundance to Arguments: How to React in Playa Blanca

While some places in the world are currently experiencing the cold of winter, December on the coast of Colombia continues to have sunny days and balmy nights, perfect for a weekend getaway. With the sheer beauty and natural abundance found on Playa Blanca … Continue reading

August 18, 2016
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Steady-Growing Sands of Playa Blanca

Living on the Caribbean coast of Colombia has it’s advantages, like being less than an hour from paradise, notably the white sand beaches of Playa Blanca on Isla Barú. Each visit to this magical island often reminds the visitor of … Continue reading

August 27, 2014
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Playa el Rodadero – Lanchas y la Gente

Weekend getaways in Colombia are often inexpensive and easy to do, especially last-minute. When a festivo hits on a Monday, you can bet much of the country is planning to travel, even if it’s just to the next municipio. Following the locals, I packed … Continue reading

August 9, 2014
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Cumpleaño en Cartagena

Celebrating a birthday in Colombia? Fantastic. Celebrating a birthday with 5 days and nights in beautiful Cartagena, Colombia? Priceless. Or at lease well worth the cost of my hostel, meals, bus fare and sightseeing. Arriving on a Friday after a long … Continue reading

March 28, 2014
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Planes, Plazas y Pasacaballos

And when all’s been said and done It’s the things that are given not won Are the things that you earned -“See the World” by Gomez Cartagena Dia 1 It’s no coincidence, accident or stroke of luck that I am … Continue reading