Ziplining in Mindo, Ecuador

Ziplining in Mindo Ecuador extreme sports

Mindo is a beautiful little town, a couple of hours’ bus ride from Quito.  If you are looking to escape from the city and get back to nature, Mindo is definitely the place for that.  However, don’t expect Mindo to be boring.  There is plenty to do here, not least a ziplining adventure!   I’m […]

Death Road Bolivia – The World’s Most Dangerous Road

Biking down Death Rpad La Paz

The first time I went to La Paz in Bolivia I didn’t want to bike down the world’s most dangerous road.  I mean, who would want to ride down “Death Road”?!  The second time I went I still didn’t want to do it, but for some reason, I thought it would be character building or some […]

Lucha Libre in Mexico City – Your Guide to Mexican Wrestling!

Lucha Libre Mask - Watching Lucha Libre in Mexico City

A visit to the Lucha Libre in Mexico City is an essential part of your visit to the capital, and is great fun – especially if you go in a group and have a few drinks beforehand to really get in the swing of it!  Here’s all you need to know about going to watch […]

Horse Riding in Salento & Colombian Coffee Tasting

Organic Coffee Plantation in Colombia

Salento is a pretty Colombian town, colourful and friendly, and slap-bang in Colombia’s coffee region.  Horse riding in Salento is the perfect way to explore the area, and there are various options on offer.  My friend Jen and I chose to visit a nearby coffee plantation and waterfall – around five hours in total.   […]

Huacachina – Sandboarding in the Desert of Peru

Huacachina - an Oasis in the Dessert of Peru

Huacachina’s reputation precedes it.  An oasis in the Peruvian desert, surrounded by sand dunes, where Limeños flocked to escape the city.  Sandboarding and drunken debauchery in the tiny town close to Ica, and 4 – 5 hours drive from Lima. I had heard Huacachina was crazy at the weekends.  The usual Peru Hop hostel, Casa […]

The Trek to Machu Picchu

Me on the trek to Machu Picchu

When I decided to book this trip back in June, the traditional Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu had already sold out. However, I had read online that it was often busy, felt over-crowded in places, and there was a mad rush to get through the Sun Gate first. So I wasn’t that upset about […]

Exploring Catalunya: An Adventure at Campdevánol Waterfalls

One of the Waterfalls at Campdevanol near Barcelona

If you follow my blog regularly you will know I am a fan of social networks as a way of meeting people and doing things I might not normally do.  So, feeling a little restless and in need of adventure I decided to get back on the Meetup wagon as I hadn’t done anything with […]

Colibri Camping & Eco-Lodge in La Paz Bolivia

Colibri Camping, near La Paz Bolivia

After my experience in Santa Cruz, I wasn’t looking forward to another Bolivian City.  I spent some time looking for quiet and peaceful places instead of party hostels in La Paz, and was thrilled when I found Colibri Camping!  Just outside the city, it was a perfect place to escape the crowds and relax in […]