Why Colombia should be on every budget traveler's list

Colombia might not be at the top of many Americans’ destination lists, but in my opinion, it should be. We tend to associate Colombia with the drug trade and assume it’s unsafe to travel there. At one time, that was the case — but no longer so. As long as you’re staying in cities and avoiding rural jungles near Venezuela, you’ll have little to worry about. Colombia is a beautiful, incredibly friendly country with a lot to offer. Here are my top reasons why Colombia is indeed a budget traveler’s paradise.

Note: In 2014, I wrote a weekly blog series on budget travel for eHow. This post is from that series, so you'll have to head over to their site to read it in full. Thanks for reading!

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