Photo diary from a short trip from Lima, Peru. We spent the weekend with friends, exploring the Islas Ballestas and Huacachina Oasis.
Climbing Adam’s Peak is an important spiritual and cultural ritual for the people of Sri Lanka. Use my guide to learn all the best practices for climbing Adam’s Peak and enjoying one of the best sunrise views of your life!
Exploring Islas Ballestas, relaxing in the Huacachina Oasis, and a visit to the oldest winery in South America complete this perfect weekend trip from Lima.
Stumped on what to see in Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle? Check out my top three favorite destinations in this unique part of the country!
Want to hit the Cultural Triangle, Hill Country, beaches and Adam’s Peak all in one trip? Use this itinerary for the best way to travel through Sri Lanka!
Although tiny in size, Belize packs a big punch for tourists who want an authentic Central American experience. From beaches to wildlife, they have it all.
Miraflores is great, but you’re missing out if you don’t spend a day in Barranco. This hip arts district in Lima is full of shopping, bars, and good eats.
Medellin is famed for its amazing nightlife. When in town, don’t miss out with this guide to the ultimate Poblado bar crawl!
The ultimate list of can’t miss restaurants and craft beer in Huaraz, Peru, perfect for relaxing and refueling after a trek from the small mountain town.
This is an interesting problem, and one I encountered when I first began planning our trip to South America. Like many backpackers, I had a lot of time to spend on the continent and had done almost zero planning. That meant the best course of action was to buy a one...
Pokhara is the perfect town to relax in after your exhausting Everest or Annapurna mountain treks. The top three things to do in Pokhara, Nepal include…
Are you thinking of booking a trip to Nepal? Check out my Nepal FAQ with everything I wish I had know before I booked the trip!
Why it’s so important to schedule time in Kathmandu during your trip to Nepal, and what to do for two days in Kathmandu!
Everything you need to know about the Everest view trek in Nepal. Get the costs, itinerary breakdown, and my take on the magical experience!
Everything you need to know to ditch the tour group and solo hike Santa Cruz. Use this complete guide for transport info, food tips, trip costs and more!
Porto, Portugal has thousands of years of history for the culture lovers, a beach of the sun-worshippers, and amazing food and nightlife. Don’t miss it!
Is climbing Nevado Mateo in Peru safe for beginners? Read about my experience on the mountain and my final verdict below!
If you’re on a budget for your Peru travels, check out this beautiful one dollar Huaraz day trip for stunning mountain views from the Wilcacocha Lake.
These people take insane living places to the next level…
Colombia vs. Peru is a hard decision for any traveler to make. Use this guide from two experienced expats to make your choice a little easier!
Laguna 69 is a beautiful, magical, place in Huaraz, Peru. Explore one of the most unique places on earth with these 13 photos you have to see to believe!
The total lack of toilet seats is just the beginning. Before you plan your trip here, make sure you read the top 10 things to know before you travel to Peru!
The hike to Laguna 69 begins in Huaraz, Peru. When you plan your trip to the country, don’t miss this famous blue glacial lake and stunning mountain trek!
Our Lake Titicaca photo diary shares the diverse landscapes, people, and cultures on the world’s highest navigable lake.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is an often overlooked Midwestern destination, but it is always worth a visit. If you find yourself in the steel city, don’t miss these top five things to do in Pittsburgh!
The Motor City’s food and drink scene is definitely on the up and up. Next time you visit, don’t miss my list of Detroit’s best breweries and cafes!
Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world, and straddles the border between Peru and Bolivia. When you visit, make sure you don’t miss the top 3 Peruvian islands on Lake Titicaca!
Colca Canyon photo diary depicting the beautiful and sometimes otherworldy views from the two day, one night trek through the gorge.
Hiking Colca Canyon, the world’s second deepest canyon, is a must do when visiting Arequipa, Peru. Learn about the stunning two day trek before you go!
Did you know Florianopolis Island is the safest capital in Brazil? I had the pleasure of spending seven weeks exploring it this summer… see what it has to offer!
An epic climb deserves epic photos. The two day trek to the summit of Misti Volcano wasn’t easy, but it was definitely beautiful!
Colorado’s Garden of the Gods is a unique day trip to take from Denver. Check out all of my reasons why you can’t miss this national park!
Climbing Misti Volcano is not for the faint of heart. Almost twenty hours of hiking up to 19,000 ft definitely takes it’s toll. Read about my terrifying, exhausting, awesome experience climbing Misti Volcano!
The perfect itinerary with restaurants, shopping, hikes, and scenic drives. Everything you need to plan your day trip to Boulder, Colorado.
The photos speak for themselves. Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is one of the most stunning places on earth! Check it out & add it to your bucket list!
Kinsa Cocha in photos, Pisac’s three lakes hike outside of Cusco.
Cusco budget breakdown. Everything you need to know about the cost of living, eating, drinking, and traveling in Cusco in 2017.
Ready to step off Peru’s tourist trail? A day trip to Kinsa Cocha, Pisac’s three lakes, is the perfect easy and beautiful day trip from Cusco!
How to get to Machu Picchu. It isn’t easy and there are many different options like trains, treks, and more to choose from.
Stunning photo diary of the 5 day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
Five days in the mountains, culminating at Machu Picchu. Learn more about this perfect trek!
There aren’t a lot of parks in Cusco, so head out to Llaullipata when you ‘re craving some green space!
Had a blast at Llaulifest! Beer, food, bonfires, and good vibes… what else could I need?
Your complete guide for where to go and what to see while visiting Peru’s Sacred Valley on your vacation to Cusco.
World travel is no longer reserved for the super wealthy. Check out our five favorite cheap travel destinations for your next budget trip.
No matter what your budget is, don’t to miss out on Cusco’s vibrant food scene. Use this guide to find the best cheap restaurants in Cusco!
I love beer. I love travel. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I found that Medellin has an awesome craft beer scene. Check it out.
This day trip from Cusco has ancient Incan ruins, mountainside hikes, delicious food, a quaint town, & a colorful Peruvian market. What more could you need?
My top recommendations for what to do in Medellin. Whether you have one weekend or one year to spend exploring the city, don’t miss these must visits while in Medellin!
Should you visit these out of the way ruins? Read our guide to a half day trip to the Tipon and Piquillacta ruins outside Cusco
Step by step guide to visiting Sacsayhuaman, Quenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, Cusco’s closest ruins.
Ancient Incan ruins, mountain views, and more. Spend your day walking the Imperial Incan trail on the 11 miles Hochuy Quosqo trek from Cusco.
A must do high altitude day trek from Cusco to Mount Vinicunca – Peru’s stunning and unique Rainbow Mountain
Unguided day hikes from Cusco that you can begin right in the city center.
Our complete Colombia budget breakdown for travel, cost of living, food, rent and more during our six month stay in the country.
Visit San Andres Island, Colombia’s tropical island escape in the Caribbean.
Adventure, theft, and good eats on a long weekend trip in Bogota, Colombia
The top 8 can’t miss restaurants in Envigado, Medellin
Fresh air and lakeside living in Guatapé
Step back in time to a pueblo unchanged by the modern world.
The best day trips from Medellin. How to visit and explore the colonial towns in Medellin’s surrounding countryside.
24 hours in paradise.
Girls weekend in Cartagena!
How to escape the city and go hiking in Medellin. Visit parks, rivers, and off the beaten path waterfalls with this guide.
An exercise in luxury.