Is Rio Safe for Tourists?

Rio de Janeiro Brazil - Is Rio Safe for Tourists

I travelled to Brazil in 2016 and was in Rio de Janeiro for Carnival, which was incredible although we did have a couple of unnerving experiences.  I haven’t written much about Brazil or Rio yet, so I asked Yvonne from Now in Rio to share her thoughts on a question that is often asked about […]

Hiking in Peru – The Ultimate Guide

huayhuash trek - Hiking in Peru

Peru is an incredibly diverse country which has some of the best hiking and trekking routes in the world.  In this post, you’ll find everything you need to know about hiking in Peru, from where to find awe-inspiring multi-day Peru treks, top tips for hikes in Peru, what hiking equipment you might need, the best […]

Ciudad Perdida Tour: The Lost City Trek Colombia

The Lost City Trek Ciudad Perdida Colombia

The Ciudad Perdida Tour and Lost City trek in Colombia is a challenging but fascinating journey that I highly recommend.  Trekking through the Colombian jungle for 4 or 5 days is beautiful, sometimes strenuous, always sweaty and at times very wet!  See how I got on when I did the Lost City Trek Colombia: READ […]

Day Trips from Cusco Peru

Rainbow Mountain - Day Trips from Cusco Peru

Many people plan a trip to Cusco in Peru just for Machu Picchu, but there is so much to explore here!  As well of plenty of things to do in Cusco, there is also a lot to do in the Sacred Valley.  While you are in Cusco you could (and should!) take several day trips […]

What is the Boleto Turistico Cusco Tourist Ticket & Why Do you Need It?

Indigenous Art in Cusco Peru - Boleto Turistico Cusco Tourist Ticket

If you are coming to Peru to visit Machu Picchu, it is a good idea to spend a few days in Cusco to explore the city and acclimatize to the altitude before taking on any treks or more strenuous activities.  If you want to visit the archaeological sites around Cusco, you will need the Boleto […]

The Best Hikes in Peru – Hikes & Treks in Peru You Will Love

The Lares Trek Peru - The best Hikes in Peru

Peru is one of the best countries in the world for hiking and trekking.  Hiking in Peru you will discover vast mountain ranges and deep canyons, stunning snow-capped mountains and turquoise lakes as well as the ruins of ancient civilisations.  There aren’t many countries in the world which can match the variety and beauty of […]

Cusco Travel Guide: Things to do in Cusco Peru

Make sure you acclimatize to the altitude before hiking in Peru

Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire and was also known as the bellybutton of the World. Evidence of Inca culture is everywhere, but tourism is big business here and can be overwhelming!  I’ve put together this backpacking Cusco travel guide to help you to figure out what to do in Cusco to experience […]

Trekking to Laguna 69 Huaraz Peru

Laguna 69 Huaraz Peru - Hiking in Peru

I was excited about my Laguna 69 trek from Huaraz Peru.  Laguna 69 may seem like an odd name but there are so many lakes and lagoons around Huaraz that they ran out of names and resorted to numbers instead.  The name Laguna 69 may raise an eyebrow among the smutty minded, but this stunning […]

How to Get from Cusco to Ollantaytambo & Why You Should Go!

Temple Hill at Ollantaytambo Day Trips from Cusco Peru

Ollantaytambo is a fascinating place to visit, and should certainly be on your Peru travel itinerary.  Often overlooked, be sure to give Ollantaytambo, or Ollanta as it’s also known, a chance to show you just why it is so special.  Here I’ve listed my reasons to hopefully persuade you why you should go from Cusco […]