Kate Dana

Independent Writer. International Educator.

July 10, 2017
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Burros, Dives and Chivas: Your Guide to a Quick Weekend in Playa el Rodadero

One of the many benefits of living in Barranquilla, on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, is its convenient proximity the historic cities of Cartagena and Santa Marta, and their beautiful beaches of Isla Barú and El Rodadero, respectively. While Barranquilla … Continue reading

March 28, 2017
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How Independent Teaching Fuels the Jet Setter

March has all but disappeared – faster than a plate of pimento cheese sandwiches at a Sunday porch social – making this seem like a good time to report on a recent relocation to the Deep South. Not surprising, while the … Continue reading

November 13, 2016
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Sucre’s Beachside Treasure: Santiago de Tolú

During the Independence of Cartagena, many locals indulge in travel for part of the week, returning to the city for the main celebrations as the seven days come to an end. After connecting with award-winning photographer William Zarza-Garcia, and viewing his … Continue reading

July 23, 2016
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All I Wanna is Tijuana

Departing from Sacramento for SAN via LAX on an early Saturday morning, the short American Airlines flight touched down in sunny San Diego, with travel to beautiful Santa Fe Station made easy by the city trolley. Reuniting with my awesome … Continue reading

April 1, 2016
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Semana Santa 2016: Rioha-cha-cha

Semana Santa is a magical time in Colombia when many people break from their busy lives to travel, relax at home or attend multiple church services throughout the seven days appropriately called Holy Week. Plans for my third Semana Santa … Continue reading

January 6, 2016
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2015 Air Travel: Fly the Friendly Sighs

Note: A post in October about lifelong friends brought comments and questions from the far corners of the world… mostly California. While much has changed, it appears there is always room for the relationships that matter, and the ones that … Continue reading

May 11, 2015
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La Gringa Vallenata

Y no la pasamos chatiando todo el tiempo, Me dice tu musica si me encanta Es que la tengo a la gringa en su puesto, Y yo le envío canciones Vallenatas Es que la tengo a la gringa en su … Continue reading

September 15, 2014
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Pasar para Palomino

“My life is like a stroll on the beach…as near to the edge as I can go.” – Henry David Thoreau American author and poet (1817 – 1862) TripAdvisor has it’s Traveler’s Choice Awards of Best Beaches. Condé Nast Traveler … Continue reading