How to visit Machu Picchu as a day trip (without going on a tour)

How to visit Machu Picchu as a day trip (without going on a tour!)

So we made the decision not to do a multi day hike to Machu Picchu. We didn’t fancy a tour either. With the altitude leaving us short of breath just walking around Cusco and Shaun suffering with the flu, we actually didn’t fancy doing much walking at all. So it didn’t take us long to […]

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The beginner’s guide to hiking the W- Trek, Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine is a national park located in southern Chilean Patagonia. It’s highlights include jagged mountains, brightly coloured lakes, glaciers, rivers and golden grasslands. The most famous sight of all being the incredible 3 rock towers which give the park it’s name. The first time I saw a photo of Torres Del Paine was […]

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4 Days in Rio de Janeiro – The Urban Rainforest

We began our round the world trip in the amazing city of Rio De Janeiro in Brazil. Rio is a city with a tropical rainforest inside it, how cool is that!? The rainforest is known as the ‘Tijuca Rainforest’ and is claimed to be the world’s largest urban rainforest. During our time in Rio we saw tropical […]

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3 Days in Rabat, Morocco’s Capital City

After nearly  2 weeks of travelling in Morocco we made it to Rabat, a city with a relaxed vibe that I instantly loved. Located on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast, Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and is a lot smaller than nearby city Casablanca. It’s elegant tree-lined streets give it a very European feel and […]

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A Budget Travel Guide to Marrakech

Our 3 week trip to Morocco started in Marrakech. I didn’t know what to expect from Marrakech, at all. But it was certainly not what I expected. I’m pleased to say it was better. It was dark when we arrived in the densely packed walled Medina, and it’s true when they say that Marrakech will […]

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12 Fun Things to do in New Zealand

  When I think about New Zealand it brings up memories of snow capped mountains and breathtaking scenery, waterfalls surrounded by lush green forests, picture perfect beaches and simply driving for hours experiencing the feeling of complete isolation. Mine and Shaun’s time in New Zealand was a month long road trip, across both islands with a group […]

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My Ultimate Guide to Backpacking in India

India is my favourite country in the world. Around every corner there is something new, every moment a new surprise, every day a new story. India surprises you, it amazes you, it also may scare you, but most of all, it leaves you craving for more and has the power to make you fall in […]

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The Fairy Tale Land of Cappadocia – A Budget Travel Guide

Cappadocia is a place that should be on every travellers bucket list. It’s scenery is like no other and even when you’re there, it’s weird and wonderful landscape is hardly believable. These rather odd looking geological formations are otherwise known as ‘Fairy Chimneys’ and at night, you can even sleep inside one. How to Get There A popular way to […]

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9 Cheap things not to miss in Ho Chi Minh City 

We arrived in Ho Chi Minh City (previously known as ‘Saigon’ until 1975) after a long journey from the sleepy town of ‘Kep’ in Cambodia. By contrast, as we arrived off our bus into Ho Chi Minh City we found that we had instantly stepped into a sea of scooters. Attempting to cross the road here made me feel […]

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