S. America




6 Cities to visit in Colombia 9
Colombia is at the top of everyone’s travel bucket list these days, especially when visiting South America for the first time. Flights from North America won’t break the bank; neither will expenses while traveling within Colombia. The biggest pull to Colombia is the stunning landscapes, cities, and of course the [...]

6 Cities to visit in Colombia



Lost in Quito 2
For a woman who typically travels solo, I often find myself surrounded by other travelers and rarely spend time alone. Quito, Ecuador was probably the first city where I was truly alone during the entire 9 months I traveled through Latin America. There’s nothing wrong with being alone, but I did [...]

Lost in Quito


A walk through La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires 3
As I entered the gates of La Recoleta Cemetery, it was as if I was walking through a smaller city within central Buenos Aires. I realized immediately that this is not your average cemetery, at least not one that I’d ever visited. Who visits cemeteries as tourist attractions, anyway? I [...]

A walk through La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires




If you’ve ever visited cities like Delhi, Ho Chi Minh City or Beijing, you’ll know only too well that not only are they incredibly overwhelming places to navigate your way around, but also that – due to the sheer amount of traffic on the roads – they can be incredibly [...]

Introducing the Dancing Traffic Zebras of La Paz!



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 [...]

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




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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, [...]

Three months in Peru: My top seven highlights