Browsing Category SOUTH AMERICA

BEST RESTAURANTS IN MIRAFLORES, LIMA, PERU

I don’t know about you, but whenever I travel to a new city I am most excited about all the new eating and drinking possibilities. Especially when traveling to a new country/culture! After spending five weeks living in Lima (studying Spanish), I thought I knew what the best restaurants in Miraflores were. But boy, after chatting with some fellow travel lovers, turns out I have…

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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING BOLIVIA – 21 INCREDIBLY HELPFUL TIPS

Planning a trip to a new destination, while exciting, can also be a bit stressful! You don’t know what you don’t know, and that can lead to making avoidable mistakes. But learning a few things to know before traveling Bolivia can help avoid potential misfortune. TOP THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING BOLIVIA English is not widely spoken You would think this goes without saying, but…

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HOW MUCH DOES A TRIP TO BRAZIL COST?

“How much does a trip to Brazil cost?” An important question for anyone planning a trip to this amazing country. Like many countries in South America, Brazil is likely more affordable than you’d think! Brazil is a HUGE country. And while some areas may get a bad rep when it comes to safety, with proper precautions you can still safely explore all Brazil has to…

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WHAT DOES A TRIP TO EASTER ISLAND COST?

Easter Island is one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands, sitting over 2,000 miles off the coast of Chile. For many people, that remoteness adds to its allure, and it’s a destination that bucket list trips are made of. But when considering a trip to Easter Island, cost is likely to be the #1 question burning in people’s minds. Spoiler alert: it’s not cheap….

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WHAT DOES A TRIP TO PERU COST?

Peru is an adventure traveler’s dream destination. You can hike Machu Picchu, sandboard in a desert oasis, or visit the amazon rain forest…all in the same country. Filling your itinerary with amazing activities is an easy task. However, when planning that dream trip to Peru, cost may be a bit of a question mark. Which is why I’m here with another cost report from my…

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WHAT DID MY BOLIVIA TRIP COST?

Many of you have heard me say how affordable Bolivia is. So you may be asking yourself, “well, what did your Bolivia trip cost really?” And today, I’m here with some answers! If I’ve piqued your interest in visiting the country (which I hope I have!), now you can get an idea of what you may need to budget to make it happen. HOW MANY…

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UYUNI SALT FLATS TOUR WITH TUPIZA TOURS

Bolivia seems to be one of those countries that doesn’t top many people’s travel bucket lists. Maybe it’s the annoying and documentation intense visa process for US citizens. Or maybe it’s that people just don’t know enough about the country. Which was the camp I belonged to, until I found out about the Uyuni salt flats tour with Tupiza Tours. UPDATE As of January 2020,…

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FUNNY TRAVEL STORIES (SOUTH AMERICA EDITION)

I’ve currently been traveling full-time for just over three months now. And while it’s amazing in SO many ways, it also has its downs. So what better time than now to share some of my funny travel stories?! The times where shit. went. wrong. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my frequent travels it’s this: reality loves to smack you right in the face…

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BUS PUNO-COPACABANA: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TRAVELING FROM PUNO TO COPACABANA BY BUS

Planning to travel between Puno, Peru and Copacabana, Bolivia? Unfortunately there are no direct flights or trains available to travelers. That means in order to get from Puno to Copacabana, bus is your best option. It’s always a good idea (though not required) to purchase tickets for the Puno Copacabana bus route in advance if possible. This way you can avoid a sell-out situation that…

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