Category Archives: South America

Destinations to South America

A Trip Around the World: Preparing

So, you’ve decided you want to (literally) see the world. From the penguins of Antarctica to the Inca ruins of Peru and the foodie treats of Europe, there’s no part of this great planet that you’re willing to miss. Awesome! It’s going to take effort and dedication (and a lot of saving), but if you … Continue reading A Trip Around the World: Preparing

“Untranslatable” Expressions

If you’ve been travelling long enough, chances are you’ve picked up how to say a few crucial phrases in at least one other language. It comes in handy to know “Dov’è il bagno?”, or “Was kostet das?”, or understand that when someone asks you to turn on the “custard and jelly” in London, they’re not … Continue reading “Untranslatable” Expressions

Sweet Treats Around the World

What do you associate with Thanksgiving? For some of us, it’s the train ride home. Others, the relatives we rarely get to see. In our opinion, one of the BIG universals is pumpkin pie. What would a Thanksgiving dinner be without that wonderful, kind of weird mix of fruit (we Googled – pumpkin IS a … Continue reading Sweet Treats Around the World

How do you see the world?

It’s no secret that we love travel. We’re pretty much obsessed with it. But the one thing we love even more than travelling ourselves…is seeing all the AMAZING adventures we’ve helped you take! And we wanted to find some way to showcase all those amazing stories and adventures, to inspire even more people to see … Continue reading How do you see the world?

The top 4 reasons YOU need your ISIC (and one bonus for non-students!)

1) Amazing travel deals One of the best ways to see the world is with a small group trip, like those offered by Contiki or G Adventures. We also know that, between tuition, rent, food, and other day-to-day expenses, it can be hard to save for one of these great trips. That’s why we offer … Continue reading The top 4 reasons YOU need your ISIC (and one bonus for non-students!)

Long term travel / short term moves

Even though January technically marks the start of the year, many of us will always see September as the beginning of the year. Maybe you’re moving to take an international job, moving for a semester or two abroad, or taking on a backpacking adventure. Whatever the case, these tips will help you out for your … Continue reading Long term travel / short term moves

Trekking the Trail

Even though it’s just one among a multitude of paths across the Andes, the fabulous treasure of Machu Picchu at the end of its 43km path makes the Inca Trail the world’s most famous trek. If you are reasonably fit and can dedicate at least four days to the experience, arriving on foot along the … Continue reading Trekking the Trail