Over the course of the past 20 years I have had to help steer Wild Frontiers through some seismic events. Born off the back of 9/11, we’ve had to deal with SARS, a world financial crisis, a Russian invasion of the Caucasus, the Icelandic ash cloud, the Arab Spring and Brexit, to name a few.
After a lovely couple of days in Tayrona National Park, where we explored the thick rainforest and wandered on endless deserted beaches, we headed along the coast to one of the county's most special tourist highlights.
Colombia is the third largest producer of coffee in the world, sitting just behind Brazil and Vietnam. However, if you are talking quality rather than quantity, most people here will tell you Colombia is number one.
The tragic events in Tajikistan last week, where American round-the-world cyclists Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan were run down by terrorists claiming allegiance to so-called Islamic State, has got me thinking. Although it may sound surprising, I don’t find Jay and Lauren’s travels particularly unusual. But their tragic end, I did.