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3 Misconceptions About Colombia: Forget Them and Just Go!

3 Misconceptions About Colombia: Forget Them and Just Go!

When I started telling friends and family that my next nomadic venture was going to be to Colombia, I was met with a lot of sideways looks and not so enthusiastic comments. And while I genuinely appreciate that these comments come from a place of love, let’s be honest, I’m gonna go anyways.  I’ve been to…

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By echmelik, May 19, 2017
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Cafes of Cartagena: A Digital Nomad’s Guide to Working in the Walled City

Cafes of Cartagena: A Digital Nomad’s Guide to Working in the Walled City

Cartagena is the beautiful coastal city of Colombia. Perfectly set on the Caribbean sea, Cartagena is a lovely combination of Spanish, Colombian and Caribbean influences. Its energetic vibe, colorfully decorated buildings and the cutest little laneways I’ve ever seen all come together to create a city like none other. Cartagena has a personality all its…

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By echmelik, May 15, 2017
6 Cafes in Medellín That Make the Perfect Workspace

6 Cafes in Medellín That Make the Perfect Workspace

I’m in no way a coffee connoisseur which is why I’m writing about the cafes in Medellín that make good workspaces not about which had the best slow drip, double filtered, served in a Chemex (no clue) cup of coffee. What I will say is that Colombians take their coffee very seriously, so you would be hard…

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By echmelik, May 1, 2017
Digital Nomad: What Is It And How Do I Become One?

Digital Nomad: What Is It And How Do I Become One?

If someone had told me 5 years ago that there would be a lifestyle that allowed me to travel and work, I probably would’ve laughed. It took me a while to understand that the norms we are presented everyday are only norms if we accept them as such; that you can truly dream up any…

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By echmelik, April 25, 2017
5 Things to Know Before You Travel to Iceland

5 Things to Know Before You Travel to Iceland

To round out my series of posts on Iceland I wanted to include a practical, yet fun list of 5 things to know before you travel to Iceland. If and when you do travel to Iceland, enjoy! It’s a truly magical place! Prepare for everything…weather related The weather is all over the place. If they…

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By echmelik, April 21, 2017
Campervan Life: A 10 Day Itinerary Around Iceland’s Ring Road

Campervan Life: A 10 Day Itinerary Around Iceland’s Ring Road

A lot of people ask me, what’s the best way to see Iceland? In my previous post I highly recommend the campervan option because it’s by far the cheapest option. What could better than enjoying lunch with a view like this? Here is our 10 day itinerary around the Ring Road. Get comfortable because its…

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By echmelik, April 11, 2017
The Cheapest Way to Get the Most Out of Iceland

The Cheapest Way to Get the Most Out of Iceland

I have to admit that when I agreed to go to Iceland, I had very little idea of what Iceland had to offer. Iceland, that sounds cold. For the record, it was cold, but I’d freeze my butt off a million times over to see the amazing sights Iceland has to offer. When I visited…

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By echmelik, April 10, 2017
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Hey there! I'm Erin.
Welcome to Have Compass Will Travel, an adventure and lifestyle blog that follows me from one adventure to another while I share the tips and tricks to living a life of more with less. I'm Erin, a Chicago native who has traveled to over 20 countries. In the last two years I set myself free of material commitments such as rent and car payments to live a flexible lifestyle that allows me to travel, work and save money!
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