Since Colombia's civil war has taken a back seat to open up the process of peace talks, the country has opened its arms to adventurous travelers seeking to explore many of her previously difficult to access regions.

Between November 2016 and early February 2017, the kids and I spent three months living in Colombia, based in Bucaramanga in Santander, and exploring the country including La Mesa de los Santos, Santa Marta, Tayrona National Park, Minca, and the remote Caribbean jungle beach village of Sapzurro.

Three months passed all too soon, yet we covered a lot, and it's sure to say we would go back in a heartbeat. Here is a look at our journey, in pictures.