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Great Places to Backpack in South America

South America is a huge continent of diverse people's, nations, and cultures. The continent is also home to some of the most picturesque and accessible nature-areas in the world, as well as many local economies centered on tourism with an emphasis on simple living and affordability. Geographically, South America also offers a wide variety of landscapes to explore. From dense jungles and rainforests to snow- ...

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2nd Day in Peru – Aguas Calientes

Our second day in Peru was filled with much excitement. We were on our way to the village of Aguas Calientes, the “doorway town” to Machu Picchu. We planned our journey from Cusco to Aguas Calientes a few months prior to the trip, but we never really anticipated how crazy this journey would end up being. Our first step was to figure out how to reach the village of Ollantaytambo, since this was the town we w ...

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1st Day in Peru – CUSCO

After 24 hours of flying our backpacking adventure of Peru had began. We got off the plane in Cusco feeling not only overwhelmed with open arms by the charming Peruvians, but also seeing the scenery of the landscape surrounding the city. We knew very quickly that we picked the perfect backpacking destination. After finally reaching our hostel called Pariwana hostel we decided to take a small stroll around t ...

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Getting back into the SWING of Backpacking…..

After all this planning and booking for Peru, I realized I have to get back into the swing of my backpacking ways. It’s been actually a long time since I have just “wing it”. It’s crazy how time passes so quickly. My last backpacking adventure was Argentina and Chile. Scary thought, knowing that was over 2 years ago! Back in the day I always kept up with the one BIG backpacking trip per year. But with life ...

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Peru… My Next Destination!

Lately, I have been hearing everyone talking about traveling and I think this has got under my skin. So in October I am going to Peru! I have decided, I need a trip and a real backpacking trip. This is my plan… well so far. First step - Flight from Toronto to Lima. I am not so excited about Lima, so I am going to go directly to Puno to see Lake Titicaca and visit the Floating Islands of Uros. I plan to stay ...

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