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Top 10 Places to Volunteer Abroad

Looking to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Volunteer abroad! It’s not only a great opportunity to make a difference in other people’s lives, but one that will also completely change your world forever.

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Making Friends While Traveling Solo

It’s no secret that traveling solo can be exhilarating, confidence-building, and downright fun–but that doesn’t mean you won’t also want to pick up some friends along the way.

Reaching out to complete strangers can be intimidating, trust me–I know. But remember: there are other solo travelers out there who want to find a friend just as much as you do. Read More

Tourist's Story – My Solo Trip to Lima, Peru

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… Read More

Jetset Around South America on a Backpacker’s Budget

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… Read More

Peru: The Lowdown

The Food 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. For… Read More

Top 5 Destinations for Adventure Travel in South America

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! 1) Inca Trail,… Read More

Exploring Peru!

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Very soon after my flight landed in Peru, I quickly realized there is no other country in the world that can compare. It’s a magical country bursting with life and a place that offers up diverse culture, fascinating history and mouth-watering cuisine. It’s diverse eco-systems give you endless opportunity for adventure. All the way from it’s glacial peaks in the Andes, to the surf spots on the Pacific, Peru really does have it all. Here are my top 5 places to visit in Peru:

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Machu Picchu #happyplace

Macchu Picchu, a 15th-century Inca site, was build at the height of the Inca Empire.  Although it was abandoned 100 years later during the Spanish Conquest, it now stands as a picturesque landscape and hotspot for travelers.  We wanted to give a special thanks to all of our users who sent BEAUTIFUL pictures of Machu Picchu, Peru!

Thinking about taking a trip to Peru?

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