South America

Check out these articles for travel tips and inspiration for your next trip to South America.

Things to do in Paracas Peru
This blog is a quick guide to Paracas located on the coast of Peru. Paracas is commonly visited by those planning to tour the Ballestas Islands. If you are planning to head to the Galapagos Islands I would skip this altogether as the Galapagos has much more to offer. I […]

Backpacker Guide to Paracas Peru

9 reasons why you should start saving for travel now
I spent three amazing months backpacking around South America. I spent my first-month hiking around Peru, Machu Picchu and camping in the Amazon. I then flew to Columbia where I camped on the beach in hammocks and explored the beautiful walled city of Cartagena before sailing north to Panama. Reflecting […]

12 Tips for Backpacking South America

Tips for Backpacking South America
Knowing what you need and what you don’t need can make a huge difference when packing for South America. As you will be moving around and lugging your bags with you, it is important to pack light, which is much easier said than done, but the advantages are beyond belief. […]

Packing for South America – A Minimalists Guide

Tips for Backpacking South America
Cartagena is a city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. At its core is the walled city, with 16th-century plazas, cobblestone streets and colourful colonial buildings. I absolutely adored Cartagena and spent my days walking around the streets admiring and photographing the colourful buildings. This blog is a quick guide to […]

Backpackers Guide to Cartagena – Colombia

The Best of Peru
Huacachina is a village in the Ica Region of southwestern Peru. Huacachina is built around a small natural lake or oasis and is a popular destination for sand boarding and dune buggy tours. From Huacachina you can also take tours to the Ballestas Islands (poor mans Galapagos). This blog covers things […]

Backpackers Guide to Huacachina – Peru

Getting around Peru - Safe options for solo travellers
Cusco was the first city I visited in South America, and what a delight it was. Cusco often spelt Cuzco is a city in southeastern Peru and is the historic capital of the Inca Empire. It is located nearby to Machu Picchu, the Urubamba Valley and the Andes Mountain ranges, offering […]

Backpackers Guide to Cusco – Peru

Backpackers Guide to Cartegena
This blog highlights the best of Colombia through photos of my trip. Cartagena  The streets of Cartagena are full of vibrant colours and energy, just like the people who reside there. I spent my days in Cartagena walking around the walled city, admiring and photographing the beautiful buildings and streets. […]

The Best of Colombia – South America

The Best of Peru
Nazca is a city on the Southern Coast of Peru. Tourists visit Nazca to fly over the famous Nazca Lines, world heritage listed by UNESCO in 1994. There aren’t really any other things to do in Nazca Peru, other than fly over the Nazca lines. Things to do in Nazca […]

Backpackers Guide to Nazca – Peru

Things to do in Arequipa
Arequipa is a gorgeous colonial-era city found in the South of Peru. Arequipa is surrounded by 3 volcanos creating stunning views as you explore the historical town. The city is without a doubt, stunning, but there isn’t a great lot to do in Arequipa. I found you could see most things […]

Backpackers Guide to Arequipa – Peru

The Best of Peru
Manu Biosphere Reserve is a sprawling national park in southeastern Peru, spanning the Andean highlands, cloud forest and lowland jungle. Manu National Park is well known for its rich biodiversity, notably hundreds of bird species, including macaws, which feed at clay licks at sites such as Blanquillo. Getting into Manu […]

Manu National Park – Peru

The Best of Peru
Peru is truly amazing. The landscapes and culture are what really makes Peru so special. This blog highlights the best of Peru through photos of my favourite spots. Arequipa Arequipa was a beautiful little town and a great place to stay if you plan to hike into Colca Canyon, which […]

The Best of Peru

Getting around Peru - Safe options for solo travellers
Because Peru is so vast and full of diverse landscapes: mountain terrain, long stretches of desert coast, and extensive rainforest, it is complicated to navigate. Many travellers, especially those with limited time choose to fly between destinations.  Another popular way to get around Peru is by bus. Bus travel is […]

Getting Around Peru – Safe Options for solo travellers