A Unique Homestay on Peru’s Lake Titicaca

Uros Islands are one of the most popular attractions on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. Most tourists choose to go on a half-day boat tour that takes them around the Uros, Amantani and Taquile islands, but did you know that you can book a homestay with a local family through Airbnb? On this post, we share our 2-day homestay…
Peru
View Post
Share:

Travel Essentials

9 things to know before hiking Peru’s Colca Canyon without a tour

Hiking the Colca Canyon was definitely not on our original itinerary in Peru. Frankly, because we had never heard of it! But as we got to planning our Arequipa stay, the prospect of dramatic scenery, Andean condors and a physical challenge became quite appealing. We completed a self-guided 3 day trip and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves (minus the muscle pain in…
Peru
View Post
Share:

Fall Fashion: Knitwear under $100

How to plan a day trip to El Hornocal in Quebrada de …

The mountains of El Hornocal are slowly but steadily becoming the major attraction in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, overshadowing the widely popular Mountain of Seven Colours (Cerro de Siete Colores) in Purmamarca. You would be surprised to know that this geological wonder has only risen in popularity in the last 10 years or so. Before that, not even the locals…
Argentina
View Post
Share:

1 bi-weekly newsletter with travel inspiration, tips & more!

Uquia Travel Guide: Why it deserves more than a quick stop (Argentina)

Uquía is a small town in the Quebrada de Humahuaca located just off RN 9 between Tilcara and Humahuaca. Tour buses usually drop off tourists here for an hour or so, just enough time to let them see the handicraft market and take a few pictures of the colonial church in the main plaza. But Uquía has so much more…
Argentina
View Post
Share:

My Wardrobe Staples

A complete guide to Humahuaca – Northern Argentina

Quebrada de Humahuaca (Humahuaca gorge) in Jujuy province is one of the most spectacular tourist attractions Argentina has to offer, with a rich blend of inspiring natural wonders and pre-Incan cultural heritage. Declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2003, Quebrada de Humahuaca is a must see stop on any South America itinerary. One of the most important towns in this…
Argentina
View Post
Share:

How to plan the perfect day trip to Bristol, UK

Bristol is an artsy, characterful and exciting city that you’ll fall in love with after you discover its rich history, eclectic architecture and trendy restaurants. We recently drove to Bristol from Oxford and we were overwhelmed by the number of places to see and things to do. On this post, I will be sharing our itinerary and top recommendations to help…
Bristol
View Post
Share:

What to pack for your Sri Lanka trip

Packing for Sri Lanka can be overwhelming, I know! Depending on which region and what time of the year you visit, your travel essentials will be different. The first time we went to the tea plantation region of Nuwara Eliya years ago, I remember it was quite chilly and found myself having to wear the same jacket every day because…
Sri Lanka
View Post
Share:

Bundala National Park in Sri Lanka – is it worth it?

When it comes to wildfire safaris in Sri Lanka, Bundala National Park is not as famous as Udawalawe or Yala, but it can be a rewarding experience to those who decide to give it a go despite not being a popular choice. Keep on reading to find out if this park would be a good option for you. About the…
Sri Lanka
View Post
Share:

Tangalle (Sri Lanka) as a digital nomad destination

After a few months living in the USA, my husband and I decided to take one month off as digital nomads to work on our personal projects. After considering a few options, we quickly narrowed it down to Sri Lanka. We had visited back in 2013 and immediately fell in love with the beautiful landscapes, food and friendly people. We…
Sri Lanka
View Post
Share:

A guide to Tangalle, home to Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches

Golden sand. Emerald waters. Unspoilt beaches. These are some of the reasons we chose Tangalle for an awesome 20 days of beach bumming, yoga and Sri Lankan cuisine (and a bit of work). Having already visited Galle and Mirissa in the first week of our 1 month South Sri Lanka trip, we were looking forward to settling down in a…
Sri Lanka
View Post
Share: