Monthly Archive: November 2016

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Top 10 Presents for the Female Traveller

This time last year we were considering embarking on this amazing adventure, and I wish that my letter to Father Christmas (that’s Santa Claus to you US readers), had contained the following items.  The...

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The Incredible Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Part 2

(Choosing a tour operator for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu can be a confusing business – there are so many options.  We wrote an article here on how to choose one.  We settled on Alpaca...

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The Incredible Inca Trail Part 1

(Choosing a tour operator for the Inca Trail can be a confusing business – there are so many options.  We wrote an article here on how to choose one.  We settled on Alpaca Expeditions...

Machu Picchu in the morning showing the mountain ranges around the ancient site near Cusco Peru 0

How to Choose the right Company for the Inca Trail

With only five minutes of internet research or half an hour of walking around Cusco you will soon see that there are hundreds of different options available to you.  Choosing the right tour company...

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The Stunning Rainbow Mountain, Cusco, Peru

The very early start to the day We had booked the Rainbow Mountain trek after seeing a photograph on STA’s Instagram account, with limited (read ‘no’) research.  But gosh it sure does look preeeddy!...

Sea Lion on a beach in the Galapagos looking like he was the island 0

10 Useful Things to Know before you Travel to the Awesome Galapagos Islands

  Let’s start by stating the obvious.  The Galapagos Islands are an awesome place to visit.  There is so much diversity in the wildlife on offer, and so many interesting things to see and...

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The 7 Essential Items from our Packing List

We see a lot of packing lists across the web, and they were invaluable to us as we prepared our own items for our own 4 month journey across South America.  And we will...