Posts tagged South America
El Totumo Mud Volcano: Read This Before You Go!

While visiting Cartagena, it’s likely you will hear about this famous mud “volcano”. During our first trip to Colombia, we took a day trip to Volcan Totumo and had a great (touristy!) time, but there were a few things we wish we had known before our trip. Read our story so you know what to expect!

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Rosario Islands: Read This Before You Go to Playa Blanca

Visiting the famous white sand beach of Playa Blanca on Isla Grande is a popular day trip from Cartagena. We ventured here during our first trip to Colombia, and it was quite different than we expected. Read our story about visiting this famous Rosario Island so you are prepared!

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26 Best Things to Do in Cartagena (and What to Eat!)

Cartagena is a colorful and bustling city on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast that makes it easy to fall in love. With a vibrant nightlife scene, stunning colonial architecture (hello Instagram!) and some of the best food in the country, this city is well worth a spot on your Colombia itinerary. We’ve visited this exciting city 3 times and are sharing the best things to do in Cartagena, as well as our top tips, what to eat, and where to stay!

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Cordillera Blanca: Peru’s Most Underrated Travel Destination

If you want to get off the beaten path in Peru, look no further. The Cordillera Blanca is a well-kept secret, and the hiking in this region of the Andes Mountains is known as some of the best in the world. Come along as guest author, Daniel Daniel Caracciolo, takes you through his journey to Huaraz and a place he describes as the "most underrated place in South America".

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How to Travel the Galápagos Islands on a Budget

Everyone wants to know: "Is it expensive to travel to the Galapagos?" YES. No question about it. But lucky for you, we're going to share our best tips for traveling there on a budget because we believe it's a place that not only the rich should experience.

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7 Best Hostels in South America

During our three months traveling through South America, we stayed in many beds… thirty four, to be exact. We stayed in hostels, hotels, tents, bungalows, and even on a farm. We put together a list of seven of our favorite places (and one terrible hotel that should be avoided at all costs).

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Amazon Jungle In Bolivia

Exploring the Amazon Jungle in Bolivia was one of the highlights of our trip to South America. We choose to stay at the Madidi Jungle Ecolodge, just outside Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, because we knew there were practicing responsible tourism. Right when we met our jungle guide, Simon, we knew the Amazon experience would be unforgettable.

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