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14 Essential Tips For Backpacking South America

Backpacking South America is a worthwhile adventure that I believe everyone should experience. Before I arrived on the continent, I was unsure of what to expect. To help you prepare, here are some things I wish I had known before I […]

5 Budget-Friendly Health And Wellness Getaways

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Wellness retreats offer the chance to clear your mind and escape your problems for a bit. They allow you to get back in touch with yourself, strengthen your relationship with the earth and eat healthy meals. The problem is these […]

My Most Ridiculous Bus Encounters Backpacking South America

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I’ve been skydiving, bungee jumping and paragliding; however, I’d have to say my most adventurous escapades are from my bus rides through South America. The characters, the questionable facilities, the otherworldly landscapes and the feature film-worthy situations made for incredible […]

Ask Jessie: Is South America Safe For Solo Female Travelers?

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This question was submitted by a Jessie on a Journey reader Kaitlin from Washington, who is planning a trip from Cuzco, Peru, through Bolivia, and ending in Argentina. Here is my reply: South America is possibly the most popular destination […]

Notes On Responsible Tourism And Inca Trail Porters

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“But I already paid $600 for the tour. Now I have to give more money? I don’t have it.” “Can I maybe give $20 instead? I know they suggested more, but I think this is fine.” “I already paid $70 […]

Unedited Super Shots Of The Inca Trail, Peru

During my three-month backpacking trip through South America, hiking the Inca Trail was a top experience on my bucket list. The only reason I questioned whether I would do it or not is you need to book six months in […]