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Piranha Fishing in the Amazon

Before my trip to South America I'd have told you I had no interest whatsoever in fishing. Who wants to sit at the bank of a river all day, come rain or shine, waiting and waiting for something, anything, to bite your line? Not me that's for sure. I'd rather be out doing something. It's fair to say I wasn't exactly that enthusiastic about going piranha fishing in the Amazon. Especially given that we'd failed miserably ...

11 things you should know about Brazil

Back in 2014 Thom and I spent some time travelling in Brazil as part of our three-month South American adventure. Brazil gets a pretty bad rep sometimes and whenever we tell people that we went to Brazil during the World Cup, everyone inevitably asks "was it safe?"  But that's not the only thing people don't realise about Brazil when they go to Brazil for the first time. Every country has its differences and things that ...

How To Get To Machu Picchu – Your Definitive Guide.

So, you’ve decided to visit the Lost City of the Incas; Machu Picchu. You know you want to see it and get one of those photos in front of Huayna Picchu, perhaps even a #selfie with one of the free-roaming llamas and alpacas? Just don’t get tempted to run through the Lost City without your clothes, okay? BUT once you’ve looked into it a bit more you find that there’s just SO many ways to ...

How to Travel to Iquitos by Boat from Yurimaguas

One of the absolute highlights of our three months backpacking South America was taking a cargo boat to the Amazon in Peru. We went from the small town of Yurimaguas, Peru, to Iquitos in Peru. Sure, we could have got a Lima to Iquitos flight but where's the fun in that? This Amazon boat ride was a fantastic experience and if you're planning to visit Iquitos and aren't in a rush, then I'd highly recommend ...

Galapagos Islands on a Budget

  If you know one thing about the Galapagos (aside from the fact there's a tonne of cool animals) it's probably that it's really, really expensive. Well, what if I told you it didn't have to cost you an arm, a leg, three fingers and a toe? Yes, that's right, you can visit the Galapagos on a budget! Thom and I spent around one week in the Galapagos while we were backpacking for three months ...

Our 3 months in South America Itinerary

Our first big trip together, besides a couple of weekends away, was to South America. We planned our 3 month South America travel route together, something I'd been wanting to do for years but was saving until after graduation. If you're hoping to spend some time backpacking South America, I've put together our South America itinerary for 3 months below. We visited Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay (well, we got the stamp!), Ecuador and ...

Best things to do in Lima, Peru

The city of Lima is a sprawling one. With 43 districts and a population of around 9 million it’s not always the calmest place to be. But, it is beautiful. As is the food. And there are plenty of things to do in Lima too. The city is usually surrounded in fog but don’t worry, you won’t often see rain clouds. Lima is the second driest capital in the world after Cairo in Egypt. There’s ...

Things to do in Whistler in winter for non skiers

If you'd ever told me growing up that one day I'd live a couple of hour's drive away from Whistler I wouldn't have believed you. Whistler was that big ski resort I'd heard of that I dreamed of visiting one day. I was lucky enough to go skiing in the Alps and spent the best part of the year living in Grenoble in France near the Alps too. Now that I live in Whistler we ...

A One Week Itinerary for New South Wales

Planning a trip to Australia and looking for an Australia holiday itinerary? Consider this your guide to one week in Sydney and the surrounding area. This itinerary is a copy of our 1 week in Sydney that we took when I won two free return flights to Sydney. Despite the fact that I was weirdly embarrassed to tell people I was going on holiday to Australia for a week, it turned out to be one ...

MedSailors Greece Review

Ever dreamed of sailing the Mediterranean Sea? Planning a sailing trip in the Med is easier than you'd think thanks to tour companies like MedSailors. I spent a week sailing around the Saronic Greek Islands with MedSailors and had a fantastic 7 days in Greece sailing, cliff-jumping, swimming, paddleboarding, quad-biking and more! MedSailors gave me exactly what I was looking for for a trip exploring the Greek Islands by boat. So, if you want to ...