South America

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 […]

Travel Safety: Scary Encounters Abroad And What I’ve Learned From Them

Traveling isn’t always a picnic. Sometimes, we encounter situations that threaten our safety and make us second guess our security. The important thing when something like this happens to you is not let it scare you into not traveling, but […]

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 […]

What It’s Like To Be Threatened In Rio (And What I Learned From The Experience)

Two Reais and seventy-five cents. That should cover the bus ride back to my hostel in Gloria. It wasn’t a lot of money — about $1.25 USD; however, it was enough for one man in particular to notice me and […]

A Tour Gone Wrong In Torres del Paine, Chile

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“Do you see the Paines?” I was currently on a guided tour of Torres del Paine in Chile, and my guide was pointing out the iconic triple-horned mountain of the park. It was bizarrely beautiful, the shark peaks draped in […]

10 Ways Argentina Surprised Me

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Argentina has been one of my favorite countries to date that I’ve visited for many reasons: The juicy meats, the sultry tango, the passionate street art, the challenging hiking opportunities. Probably the main reason I loved the destination so much […]

How To Visit The Galapagos Islands On A Budget

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While the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador are known for being extremely expensive, once you pay for the flight and $100 entrance fee, it is possible to explore this beautiful area on a budget. After going there myself, I discovered these […]

Free Adventures In Patagonia: Trekking Martial Glacier In Ushuaia

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Hiking in Patagonia should be on everyone adventure traveler’s bucket list. One great budget-friendly hike when visiting Ushuaia in Argentina’s Patagonia region is to Martial Glacier. While travelers typically opt to take on the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares […]