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10 Reasons Why Colombia Is the Next Mexico

Here’s why former war-torn Colombia is now a safer, better, less expensive, and more genuine option for your next warm weather vacation.

For decades, Mexico has been a top beach destination for many Americans, Canadians, and Europeans, but concerns about safety and a constant spring-break atmosphere have some looking elsewhere. Here’s why former war-torn Colombia is now a safer, better, less expensive, and more genuine option for your next warm weather vacation.

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By Ashley Rossi

Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots.

After interning at SmarterTravel, Ashley joined the team full time in 2015. She's lived on three continents, but still never knows where her next adventure will take her. She's always searching for upcoming destination hotspots, secluded retreats, and hidden gems to share with the world.

Ashley's stories have been featured online on USA Today, Business Insider, TripAdvisor, Huffington Post, Jetsetter, and Yahoo! Travel, as well as other publications.

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