It’s easy to get caught up in the daily hustle and bustle of our busy schedules. I often find myself thinking that everything would be better if I could just freeze time for a moment; to fit everything I needed to into a day then take a deep breath and relax. I found that moment of pause and stress- free feeling during my travels to Chile and Argentina.
Alexis Anthony, The Young, Broke Traveler, spent her spring break traveling solo through South America. As with many travelers, at first she was a little hesitant to travel by herself, but figured she was up for the challenge and took it head on! See why Alexis vows to return to the colorful, ethnic city of Lima, Peru, situated on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
South America is the newest destination for backpackers who want a different experience than the traditional European route. With some of the best natural wonders and authentic cultures in the world, you’ll want to experience this up-and-coming continent firsthand. One of the biggest perks of traveling to South America is that it’s affordable! Check out our itinerary for a cheap way to explore Peru and Colombia on a backpacker’s budget, plus save an extra $30 off intra-Latin flights. (more…)
The year-round temperate climate in Peru produces some of the ripest fruit you will ever taste. To fuel up for a full day of exploring, you can start by ordering some decadently rich espresso. If you are looking to try some delicious local dishes, you should consider the lomo saltado or some fresh ceviche. (more…)
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro 2015 falls between Friday, February 13th and Wednesday, February 18th and is an unforgettable event you have to experience at least once in your lifetime. This world-famous festival is considered THE biggest carnival in the world and consists of parades, street parties and balls, with over two million people per day filling the streets of Rio in a celebration of dancing and music. Picture you and your friends partying for five days straight amid crowds of locals and tourists alike, all looking to have a great time! (more…)
12 Days of Travel: G14GALAPAGOS
There’s a reason why Charles Darwin was able to come up with his ground-breaking theory of natural selection when visiting the Galapagos Islands: this is probably the most famous wildlife-watching destination in the world. This small archipelago of islands in the eastern Pacific Ocean are becoming more and more popular as people have to see if the stories of this wonder is true; and not surprisingly, they almost always are. (more…)
We know that not everyone is itching to see the well-known landmarks, but would rather seek out the less-than-typical spots. We’ve gathered a list of our favorite hidden gems throughout Central & South America. After you check out these places, we know you’ll have a tough time deciding which to visit first. (more…)
Sweet, sweet summertime. It’s all about making unforgettable memories and there’s no better way to do that then to travel to some absolutely beautiful locations around the world. Although you probably won’t be able to make it all of them (unless you suddenly win the lottery), take a look at the most beautiful places to visit in the world and if you pick one, you will have an unique experience that will make your summer like no other. (more…)
When some people go on vacation, all they want to do is sit around and relax. If this ISN’T you, then South America just might be the perfect place for your next trip. Check out my top five destinations for adventure travel in South America and get ready to make unforgettable memories!