The Colca Canyon Trek: A Complete Guide and What to Expect

Sunrise at Colca Canyon

One of the most popular tours from Arequipa is the Colca Canyon trek.  The Colca Canyon hike can be done quite easily unguided or guided with a tour group.  It’s quite popular to visit as a day trip, a 2 day tour, or a 3 day trek.  The Colca Canyon in Peru is a beautiful natural wonder that needs to be on your bucket list and this post is a complete guide with everything you need to know about trekking the Colca Canyon from Arequipa.  Read on for more information!

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Antarctica Photography: 9 Tips to Capture the Best of the Seventh Continent

Antarctica-Continent

For most of us, visiting Antarctica is a once in a lifetime experience so to ensure you’re able to capture great photos I thought I’d put together some Antarctica photography tips. Whether you’re shooting in manual modes or auto these tips take into account some of the unique aspects of Antarctica and will help you to make the most of your short time on the seventh continent.  I’ve also put together some recommendations on the camera equipment for Antarctica that you may want to consider if you are planning a trip.

Antarctica is a stunning place and it’s one of a kind on our planet.  The landscapes are on a totally different scale than anything we’re used to seeing in our day to day lives and the wildlife is unique and plentiful.  As such, there are numerous opportunities to take incredible photos in Antarctica.  If you’re not looking for photography tips there are a bunch of pictures of penguins ahead so read on!

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RTW Update : The Ups and Downs of Trekking in Turkey and Nepal

lycian way lighthouse

When we last left off, we had spent a couple of days stuffing ourselves with Turkish breakfasts, baklava, and döner in Istanbul before heading to Fethiye to finish gearing up for our trek along the Lycian Way. Following a couple of days in the pretty coastal city, we set off for our attempt to hike the full 540km trail along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast.

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The BEST Things to do in Sal, Cape Verde

Sal Island Cape Verde

Cape Verde (or Cabo Verde) is a stunning archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.  The island of Sal is the most popular and touristy of the islands and it is a great destination to get away from it all for a week or more.  The following are some tips for travelling to the island as well as some of the best things to do in Sal, Cape Verde no matter how much time you have to relax and explore!

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Our RTW Packing List – What on Earth do you Pack for a Year of Travel?

Our Round the World Packing List

One of the questions we were repeatedly asked prior to our trip was “What on Earth do you pack for a year of travel?”.  Even if it’s shorter, what should you pack for 6 months of travel?  If you’re planning a similar long term trip this is likely on your mind.

In this post, we’ll review our RTW packing list and the essentials for long term travel.  How do you go about packing for a long trip?  We’ll reveal what to pack to travel the world as well as what we added and cut along the way.  Since there’s two of us we’ll also talk about a RTW packing list for males and for females. Continue reading “Our RTW Packing List – What on Earth do you Pack for a Year of Travel?”

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Self-Drive Safari in Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park Rental Car and Lions

While deciding on where to go during our 14 month trip around the world, we set our sights firmly on South Africa. Its reputed beauty, delicious food and wine, scenic coastlines, world-class hiking, and of course the chance to safari in Kruger National Park inspired us immensely. Having thoroughly enjoyed our road trip along South Africa’s stunning Garden Route, we were keen to start a South Africa self-drive safari from Johannesburg to the legendary Kruger National Park.

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