South America has always been on my radar as a place to travel and when the opportunity came to sail along her northern shores it took less than an instant to say ‘yes!’

While the northern coast is known for strong winds and rough seas, once you make it to the mainland there is a world of wonder to explore: The high mountain ranges, remote national parks, quaint shoreside villages and bustling cities. While crime used to keep any but the wayward traveller away, Colombia has become a highly desirable holiday destination. Having spent time here, I can only concur. “Cruising Colombia” was part sailing through pristine isolated bays, part rustic inland travel, and part exploring thriving metropolises.