Is it Safe to Travel in South America?

Is it Safe to Travel in South America?

This is by far one of the most frequent questions that we get asked about travelling. We receive regular messages online and when people we meet find out we spent 6 months travelling from Argentina to Colombia taking in every country in between, it’s usually the...
7 South American Countries, 142 Days, £33 Per Day

7 South American Countries, 142 Days, £33 Per Day

Let’s talk money! Since we left the UK the planner and organiser in me has been dutifully recording every penny that we have spent. To do this I use an App on my iPhone called ‘Trail Wallet’. It’s super easy to use as you can categorise each...
Who Needs Sleep Anyway?!

Who Needs Sleep Anyway?!

Knowing we like a few bevvies you may be thinking this post will be about partying the night away. It’s not. We were flying from Lima in Peru to Bogota in Colombia with Viva Colombia which is basically Colombia’s equivalent of Ryan Air. Only much shittier...
Machu Picchu: An Ugly Underbelly

Machu Picchu: An Ugly Underbelly

Let me start by saying that hiking the Inca trail and visiting the ruins of Machu Picchu was, for me, the realisation of a dream that I had held from a very young age. Walking along the 45km of hand laid stone path built high into the mountains, culminating in...
A Journey to Machu Picchu

A Journey to Machu Picchu

Six months ago when we booked the Inca trail to Machu Picchu we didn’t have a clue what we were letting ourselves in for. Sure we are used to camping (we love it in fact) and the cold (we are from England after all) but hiking? It’s just like walking up...
21 Tips for Surviving the Inca Trail

21 Tips for Surviving the Inca Trail

Trekking the Inca trail is not to be underestimated! You’ll be battling with steep climbs, high altitude and long days that start before sunrise. Here’s our top tips on how to survive the Inca trail hike: 1. Mentally prepare – don’t think it...