A Complete Road Trip Guide to Salta, Argentina: Itinerary & Driving Tips

This Salta road trip itinerary is a sample of the many amazing experiences to be had in Salta province in Northwest Argentina, which include dramatic landscapes, deep colorful canyons and wine producing valleys. Even though I visited the neighbor province of Jujuy many times (I’m from Buenos Aires but my father is jujeño), I had never had a chance to visit Salta. I was naturally intrigued to see what “Salta La Linda” (Salta the beautiful one) as they call it,…
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2018 in Review: My Top Travel Highlights in Photos

2018 was probably the most memorable and fun-filled year of my life. It has always been a dream for us to take a year off and travel the world and it feels unreal that we were able to make this a reality. We experienced living in California, visited our beloved Sri Lanka again and had the trip of a lifetime in South America. I found a new passion for travel blogging and had so much fun documenting our adventures in…
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Traveling to Colombia on a Student Budget (Interview)

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Travel Chats! Travel Chats is a monthly interview series where I invite fellow female travelers and bloggers to share their latest adventures. The goal is to inspire you to discover new destinations and get to know our contributors through their stories. The best part? They share their practical tips & advice (the good stuff you won’t find in a guidebook) to help you plan your trip. In this interview, fresh graduate Kayleigh shares her…
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Best Things to Do in Tilcara on a Day Trip | Northwest Argentina

Tilcara is one of the most popular hubs for travelers exploring Quebrada de Humahuaca. Compared with Humahuaca and Purmamarca, Tilcara is the “cool cousin”: definitely the most lively and hipster out of these three towns. Tilcara offers a myriad of boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars while preserving the feel of a typical Andean town with its cobblestone streets and colonial architecture. Considering it provides easy access to the attractions in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, there’s no doubt it will continue…
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7 reasons to visit Salinas Grandes Salt Flats in Argentina

Most people know about Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, but did you know that Argentina has its own salt flats too? The vast Salinas Grandes (Great Salt Flats) is the 3rd largest salt flat in the world, stretching over Salta and Jujuy in northwest Argentina. During our stay in Quebrada de Humahuaca, we went on a full day trip to Salinas Grandes from Purmamarca and we absolutely loved it! Whether you’ve already been to a salt flat or you’re planning…
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Diving and Wildlife Adventure in Borneo (Interview)

I’m so excited to introduce a new interview series called Travel Chats, where I invite fellow female travellers and bloggers to share their latest adventures The goal is to inspire you to discover new destinations and get to know our contributors through their stories. The best part? They share their practical tips & advice (the good stuff you won’t find in a guidebook) to help you plan your trip. In this first interview, my friend Vania shares with us her…
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5 awesome things to do during a layover in Quito, Ecuador

Wondering how to spend a day in Quito before or after you continue your Ecuador travels? On this guide, I share some unique things to do during your stopover. From well-preserved colonial architecture, to world-class art museums and awe-inspiring views, this city is full of surprises. We certainly didn’t expect to love it as much as we did! Here’s what to do when you only have 24 hours in Quito, Ecuador. 7am – 10am: Treat yourself to a microstay at…
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5 reasons to book a hotel microstay in South America

Travelling in South America is a true adventure and sometimes not a comfortable one – there are many long-distance bus rides involved, the quality of hotels is inconsistent, there are language barriers and more. For us, after a couple of weeks, the constant checking-in and out of cheap hotels (almost on a daily basis) started to take its toll. Even more challenging was arriving into a new city at 6am and having to wait until hotel’s 2pm check-in time or needing…
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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 travelers choose to go on a full-day boat tour to Uros, Amantani and Taquile islands, but did you know that you can also book a homestay with a local family through Airbnb? On this post, we share our 2-day homestay experience in Uros – our honest thoughts and what to expect in terms of activities, interaction with the host family, accommodation facilities and…
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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 the days that followed). If you enjoy hiking and beautiful countryside then coming to Colca Canyon should not disappoint! Here…
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