Category Archives: South America

Choquequirao Trek, Peru: Everything You Need to Know

Choquequirao Trek, Peru

This is my complete guide to everything you need to know about the Choquequirao trek – from someone whose been there and done it! Yup, brave the most formidable hike around Cusco I have and come out the other side successfully and lived to tell the tale I have too! So if you’re wanting to […]

21 Top Things to Do in Cusco… 9 of Them Free!

Top Things To Do in Cusco

Let’s start with a small disclaimer… I spent over 3 weeks in and around Cusco alone! Which is not hard given the amount of things there is to do here. Yup I spent more time in this city than I reckon most people spend in the whole of Peru and that’s because it’s a) amazing […]

Best Alternative Colca Canyon Tour: Get Off the Beaten Track!

Best ALTERNATIVE Colca Canyon Tour

If you’re looking to dodge the typical Colca Canyon tour and experience something far more culturally authentic and immersive, then this is the perfect article for you! The thing I loved most about Peru, and probably the thing that surprised me about this country was that, despite being a wildly popular country with travellers, it’s […]

Travel in Huaraz, Peru: All You Need to Know!

Huaraz, Peru - Full Travel Guide

Before my arrival into Peru, I have to admit I’d never even heard of Huaraz, let alone considered travelling there. As such a huge country and with a tight travel timeframe, I’d already pretty much mapped out my time in Peru before my arrival into Lima in September as I fled the impending winter in […]

9 Best Budget Places to Stay in Arequipa, Peru

9 Best Budget Places to Stay in Arequipa, Peru

Known as the white city, Arequipa is Peru’s second biggest metropolis and an absolute must on any South American itinerary. From strolling the colonial streets to hiking the nearby canyon, there’s no end to the amount of great things to do and see here, meaning the only real choice left is … where to stay?! […]

Top 13 Things to Do in Arequipa, Peru

The 13 Best Things To Do in Arequipa, Peru

One of Peru’s many UNESCO World Heritage sights, the stunning city of Arequipa in the south of country is a delightful spot to explore, with tons of amazing things to do. Renowned for its charming colonial architecture, Arequipa’s famous use of sillar, a white volcanic stone, is what gives many of its buildings such a […]

19 Super Things to Do in Lima, Peru

19 Super Things to Do in Lima, Peru

It was my first arrival point back into Latin America after almost a decade and I’ve got to say, Lima didn’t disappoint. In fact, it far exceeded my expectations because, I have to admit, I was expecting a crime-ridden, dirty, dangerous place! And I’m sure while Lima still has it sketchy parts, the vast majority […]

Ultimate South America Packing List for Backpackers

The Ultimate Backpacking South America Packing List

  The best thing about travelling in South America is that fact that it’s one heck of a diverse continent. And one of the worst about travelling in South America is that it’s one heck of a diverse continent. That’s because packing for such a broad range of climates, altitudes, terrains and activities can be […]

The 5 Epic Places to Visit in Argentina


Tango, empanadas, glaciers, the Andes, and spectacular wineries – those are just some of the many things that will tempt you to come to Argentina. And on top of that, the country’s diverse landscape and varied climate make it a great place to visit at almost any time of the year. Head to some of […]