More than 50 years of war left Colombia with a bad reputation. Cartels and cocaine are often the first images that come to mind to most foreigners. But this South American country is rebuilding, and in the process is showing the world that a bright future is possible. Today, tropical beaches, dense jungle, vibrant cities, and warm people have put this country at the top of many travelers’ lists. Whether its moving your hips at a salsa club in Cali, strolling the impecable colonial streets of Cartagena, or tasting some of the best coffee in the hills of Salento, you are in for a treat.