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South America: 6 Things to know before you go

South America: 6 things to know before you go

South America is not for the faint hearted. It’s different than any part of the world I’ve ever been to in complicated and beautiful ways. Depending on your travel style, making your way through South America could be a piece of cake, or it could be a challenge. Like going to any new and exciting […]

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The Northern Highlands loop: Exploring some of Peru’s lesser-visited towns

Not many tourists make it to Peru’s Northern Highlands – an area that stretches from the western foothills of the Andes to the Amazon Jungle – simply because the region is so far away and so inaccessible from the country’s major tourist attractions (Cusco, The Sacred Valley, the desert oasis of Huacachina and Lake Titicaca) towards the south of […]

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7 of the World’s Most Picturesque Desert Landscapes

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

My eyes grew so wide with childlike wonder the first time I saw a desert in real life. Deserts are the one type of landscape that always amazes me. I initially thought they were only found in places like Africa or Asia. As I’ve been traversing the globe, I’ve visited a few remarkable deserts that are all […]

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Three months in Peru: My top seven highlights

In 2014 my boyfriend and I took a career break to travel through South America independently.  We flew to Peru from the UK and subsequently spent a whole three months (two of those illegally, but that’s another story!) exploring the country’s diverse and beautiful landscapes, enjoying its delicious array of culinary options, and experiencing the vibrance and […]

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Celebrating Reveillon In Rio De Janeiro

Where is the best place you’ve ever celebrated New Year’s Eve? Around this year, it’s a common question to ask fellow travelers, and bond over shared stories of awesome escapades abroad. For me, the answer is simple – the place I spent last New Year’s and look forward to celebrating again in just a few […]

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A Day Trip In France – Saintes and Saint-Jean-d’Angély

After weeks of cloud and rain, I took advantage of the first hot and sunny day and set out on […]


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