Trail Etiquette 101

Trail Etiquette 101

There is a reason the trail dwellers of the world are drawn back out into nature, time and again, despite the bug bites, blisters, and often lack of plumbing. For me? Being on the trail is freedom, freedom from everything we place so much unnecessary value on every day; the freedom from our Instagram feeds […]

Self Guided Colca Canyon Trek

Self Guided Colca Canyon Trek

Colca Canyon, approximately 160 km north-west of Arequipa, Peru. At a depth of 3270 m it is well known for being one of the deepest canyons in the world – almost twice as deep as the Grand Canyon! It is also known for being third most visited tourist destination in Peru, with approximately 120000 visitors […]

An Insider’s Guide To Hiking The Inca Trail

An Insider’s Guide To Hiking The Inca Trail

Believe it or not, the classic inca trail the world has come to know is actually only a tiny fragment of a 30,000 Kilometre trail system making up the Tahuantinsuyo Empire. This empire was the largest empire in pre-Columbian history and spans across southern Columbia, western Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and northern Argentina. Unlike […]

The Ultimate Packing Guide for South America

The Ultimate Packing Guide for South America

South America, wonderfully diverse, and a real pain in the ass to pack for. Think you could be one of those people who travels for months on end with nothing but a carry on? Well for us, the answer is simple… absolutely not. Now, depending on where you’re going and what you plan on doing, […]

Travel Apps – Tech That Makes Travelling Easier

Travel Apps – Tech That Makes Travelling Easier

As we all know, there are apps for everything these days, but what about for making life easier while travelling abroad? As you might have guessed, there are many apps for this and within this article I will mention several that I have found very useful while travelling. We will be continuously adding to this […]

Hiking At Altitude – South America Edition

Hiking At Altitude – South America Edition

Now, we’re aren’t going to pretend to be expert mountaineers, but we’ve spent more time in the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains than the average hiker. And after some time at altitude in the Andes mountains of Peru and Bolivia, I think we’ve got enough of a knowledge arsenal to let you in on […]

Everything You Need to Know About Machu Picchu

Everything You Need to Know About Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, certainly on most travellers’ bucket list when visiting Peru, and for good reason. Since it’s official rediscovery in 1911, Machu Picchu has undergone some major clearing and restoration and is now a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, and one of the New Wonders of the World. It is a true testament to the […]