Blog posts

About The Editor

About The Editor

Travel, Lifestyle, Manizales, Pereira

Erin Donaldson is an American migrant to Colombia who loves photography, journalism and the Colombian Coffee Axis! About the Editor: She travels frequently to Manizales and Pereira helping others to connect with the services, contacts and resources they need to feel comfortable while living or traveling in this region. 

Erin’s mission is to promote Lifestyle, Gastronomy and Travel in this region to readers from all over the world!

Click on the below video to learn my story, en Español…or keep reading for the English version!

About The Editor

In 2012, Erin I began her first website with (OMT). OMT was designed to capture her best travel experiences, memos and ideas that maybe wouldn’t be as professional or constructive for what later became Coffee Axis Travel. Over time, she published a series of articles about the Conflict zone and later Dating in Colombia which to this day still receive a lot of attention.

Coffee Axis Travel was created as a more focused venture for a more niche audience with a more professional image. The person who reads this website is a 40+ professional, retiree or digital nomad who enjoys quality food and restaurants, unique cultural travel experiences, and wants to live a quiet but interesting life abroad in the Coffee Region (Eje Cafetero)! 

About the Editor

Erin works to provide information about Manizales, Pereira, and the outlying pueblos.

Topics include lifestyle, gastronomy and tourism in the departments of Risaralda, Caldas, Quindio and Valle del Cauca in the north. Anything and everything you need to know to either live or travel can be found on this website – and she is always updating and adding new articles too!

Over time as her work has gained attention, Erin has been called upon to travel and discover new places in the Coffee Axis. 

She offers personalized services for Lifestyle Consulting, Buying or Renting a Home, Finding information or commodities, and Lifestyle Tours of Pereira and Manizales.


VIP Expat Lifestyle Consulting

Pueblos and cities all over the Coffee Axis are receiving attention but lack the detail or information which visitors want and need. Little by little, Erin is putting it all together here, in one place. The biggest need, funding! Since the pandemic began, everything has been tight. We no longer turn a profit. If you want to help ensure our survival, please take a moment to donate to Erin’s Go Fund Me, or become a monthly subscriber on Patreon.

For the cost of a cup of coffee you can help support the creation of content for YOU and the foreign resident/traveler community! 

In reality the Coffee Axis consists of 3 cities, and surrounding areas which are all equally important and relevant to my investigations.


About The Editor

Here at Coffee Axis Travel, it is my deepest desire to create a space where expats, visitors and English speaking locals can find fun, interesting and thought stimulating information about this region.

If you represent a small locally owned business, but you want to capture the attention of foreign visitors and residents, then this is for YOU.

If you are a foreign visitor looking for lifestyle, tourism, gastronomy or local culture tidbits – then bookmark this site now! We will be publishing insights into Expat Lifestyles, Coffee Axis Travel and Local Products and Culture.

Connect with me on Facebook: Coffee Axis Traveler

Follow me on Instagram:

For more information, to contract my writing and photography services, or to simply suggest a topic which you feel is needed, then feel free to contact me at or via WhatsApp: +57 312 794 8245


About the author

Coffee Axis Adventures and Expat Lifestyles meet Wit and Wordpress! I have been writing my whole life in one form or another, and blogging since 2012. My career as a professional writer began in 2013 and this is what I have been doing ever since! My personal mission: Create love and appreciation for local brands, products and entrepreneurial projects of value and quality. Do my part to participate in and help create, a strong local economy that supports local people and their families!


    Leave a Comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *