Author: Juliette Micallef | Last Updated: 30 Dec 2019
John and Susan Pazera are U.S. expats currently based in Medellín, Colombia. In 2001, after many years living in San Francisco, they took their last sail out under the Golden Gate Bridge and set off on the trip of their lives: a three-year journey down the Pacific coast and through the Panama Canal. The sailing trip ended in 2004, but it ignited a passion for travel and new experiences that even today informs almost every major decision they make.
For John and Susan, the decision to embrace the expat life was in the works for almost a decade – and finally, in April 2015, they moved with their two canine kids to Panama. With six pieces of luggage, two big dog crates, and not much more, they couldn’t wait to find out what lay around the next bend. And Panama did not disappoint: they spent three unforgettable years in Boquete, high in the cloud forests and coffee country near the border of Costa Rica.
A year ago, the Pazeras and their fur kids made another move from Panama to the dazzling city of Medellín — the jumping-off point for their South American travels. The beautiful country of Colombia is a perfect home base for visiting South America and the Caribbean, and so far, John and Susan have experienced Uruguay, Argentina, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Peru, Curuçao, Cuba, the Bahamas, and some new destinations in Mexico. They’ve just scratched the surface of destinations in Colombia, but have discovered several amazing colonial cities near Medellín as well as Bogota, Cartagena, Jardin, and Santa Marta/Tayrona National Park.
After their expat dream came to fruition, John and Susan started “Latitude Adjustment,” a blog for sharing their experiences as world travelers and expats. Their hope for their readers: “That you too will be inspired to jump out of your comfort zone and find the thing that floats your boat — and perhaps even plan an escape of your own!”
- Travel Blog: https://latitudeadjustmentblog.com
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/latitude_blog
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/latitudeadjustmentblog/
- Pinterest: https://co.pinterest.com/latitudeadjustmentblog/