How to Manage the Altitude in Cusco and Altitude Sickness at Machu Picchu

Sunrise at Machu Picchu Peru

Peru is on many people’s bucket lists, and for good reason.  The Inca Citadel at Machu Picchu has graced the cover of countless South American guidebooks and travel magazines, and this iconic UNESCO site is certainly a worthy entry in the New Modern Wonders of the World.  However, for many visitors to Machu Picchu and […]

7 Essential Tips for Backpacking in South America

Christ The Redeemder in Rio de Janeiro Brazil - Is Rio Safe for Tourists?

Ah, South America! The fourth-largest continent in the world comprised of twelve sovereign states, replete with ethnic, linguistic and geographical diversity. Whether this be your first backpacking trip, or you are already a seasoned traveller in other parts of the world, it’s always useful to read up on a few tips and tricks to consider […]

What Would You Do With £5k?

Anarctica - A Dream Destination

What would you do with £5000 to spend on travel?  Hmmmm what would I do with £5000?  I am thrilled to say that I have been shortlisted in the Affordable Travel category of the Post Office Travel Blogger Awards 2018, and the prize is up to £5000 from Post Office Travel Insurance to spend on […]

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 […]

La Paz: What to do in La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz from the Cable Car Mi Teleferico

A sprawling city, La Paz is the highest capital city in the world.  At 3640 metres above sea level, it really does take your breath away!  Technically the constitutional capital remains Sucre but holds the seat of government so they still manage to claim the top spot.  I came to spend a day and night […]

Cotopaxi Volcano Ecuador

Beautiful Cotopaxi Volcano in Cotopaxi National Park Ecuador

Cotopaxi National Park was on my list of places to visit in Ecuador, but sadly when I visited the park was closed as Cotopaxi volcano was erupting!  I will have to save it for the next time I visit.  Until then, I asked Eran Hayoun from Gulliver’s Expeditions to share his favourite ways to experience […]

Backpacking Bolivia – Your Ultimate Bolivia Backpacking Guide

Backpacking Bolivia - Cholitas in Sucre Bolivia

Bolivia is a sadly underrated country in South America, although that is gradually changing.  Less commercial then neighbouring Peru, and one of the cheapest countries in South America, backpacking Bolivia means you can pack a whole lot of incredible experiences into a small budget.  Bolivia really is one of the best countries to backpack in […]