Today, We are thrilled to share some wonderful news with our cherished community.

Our esteemed board member, writer, photojournalist, filmmaker, and author, Laura Watilo Blake, has once again captured the hearts of readers with her latest article in The Plain Dealer. In this inspiring piece, Laura delves into her profound love for Colombia, sharing personal anecdotes that intertwine her family’s story with the vibrant culture of this beautiful country.

Her narrative not only takes us on a journey through Colombia’s rich landscapes and traditions but also highlights her involvement with Lonely Planet’s new guidebook on Colombia. This guidebook promises to be an invaluable resource for travelers, thanks to Laura’s deep understanding and appreciation of the country.


We are incredibly proud of Laura’s achievements and her ongoing commitment to sharing stories that resonate with people across the globe. Her work continually reminds us of the power of storytelling in connecting cultures and communities.


Please join me in congratulating Laura on this outstanding accomplishment. Her passion, expertise, and dedication are truly an inspiration to us all.

Warm regards,

Ohio Colombian Foundation