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[Interview] How They Did It: Mike And Kat From Unearth The World

[Interview] How They Did It: Mike And Kat From Unearth The World

Name(s) Kathryn (Kat) and Mike Pisco Where are you from? Kathryn is from Columbus, OH and Mike was born and raised in Boston, MA. We live in Chicago now. Why do you travel? Mike and I travel to see the world, experience unique cultures, and learn. How do you decide on where to go? Choosing […]

May 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Panama ATM Problem: Machine Takes Money, But Doesn’t Dispense Cash

Panama ATM Problem: Machine Takes Money, But Doesn’t Dispense Cash

Panama has had problems with several of their ATM machines throughout the country. When you try to make a withdrawal the machines will deduct the money from your account, but it won’t dispense the cash. An error message will appear instructing you to contact your financial institution. The has happened to me numerous times during […]

April 23, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Exploring Medellin Through The World Urban Forum

Exploring Medellin Through The World Urban Forum

The 7th World Urban Forum (WUF7) organized by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) was hosted in Medellin, Colombia on April 5 – 11, 2014. The World Urban Forum is a conference about cities to examine problems with rapid urbanization, communities, economies, climate change, and policies. This event has been going on every two years […]

April 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mobility Innovation: Outdoor Escalator In Medellin

Mobility Innovation: Outdoor Escalator In Medellin

Prior to living in Medellin I read the news about innovation happening in the city with improving mobility and learned that one of the poorest neighborhoods got an outdoor escalator. It’s actually free to use. The climb is about 1,260 feet or 28 stories high. The escalator cuts the walking time down from 35 to […]

March 2, 2014 | By | 8 Replies More
[Interview] How They Did It: The Guy From Flights And Frustration

[Interview] How They Did It: The Guy From Flights And Frustration

There are so many people traveling the world in all kinds of ways from backpacking to business class and everything in between. Here on Curious Nomad, I’m starting an interview series “How They Did It” to show you how others made the dream to travel possible. There are many travelers who are doing so many […]

February 4, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Kids, Computers, Colombia, Volunteering In Medellin

Kids, Computers, Colombia, Volunteering In Medellin

After cycling through Costa Rica and Panama, what’s next? I moved to Medellin, Colombia! I didn’t end up sailing like I had planned because I got sick. Plans change. I was okay with not seeing the San Blas Islands on this trip. I took the easy and expensive way by flying over the Darien Gap. […]

November 25, 2013 | By | 15 Replies More