Category: Stories

Our Auckland day trip to the West Coast!

Auckland day trip

  After spending our first week in New Zealand visiting with friends in Hamilton, it was time to head to Auckland. In search of a place to live we wanted Read more…

Our Biggest Travel Fails in 2017

As we celebrate the New Year we tend to reminisce about the year that has passed. People look at their accomplishments, scrutinize their failures, and set goals for the year Read more…

Acatenango Volcano Hike – My Story

Acatenango volcano hike

The Acatenango Volcano hike is one of Guatemala’s most famous attractions. It gives people brave enough to tackle the freezing temperatures and difficult terrain the chance to gaze in wonder Read more…

One of Central America’s Most Dangerous Borders

Chicken bus from nicaragua to el Salvador

Since entering Central America we had the impression that night buses were behind us. We could now cruise down the road to our next location in only a few hours. Read more…

Kolkata to Agra – An Epic Trip to the Grand Taj Mahal

Kolkata to Agra to see the Taj Mahal

When you have the privilege to live in a culturally diverse country like India where one state is so different than the other, it makes you a great traveler! With Read more…

Cahuita National Park – My Unique Experience

best national park costa rica

As I walked through the entrance to Cahuita National Park the forest around me sprung to life. Sloths hung from the trees not a few steps from the entrance and hermit crabs ran for cover as we made our way down the path. The canopy of trees above allowed only speckles of light through and provided shade from the hot sun above.

Robbed in Brazil – How Travel Changed 

What really happens after you get robbed at gunpoint.

Working in the Peruvian Jungle

While travelling in Peru, Daniel and I decided we wanted an authenic experience in the jungle – something a bit more in depth than an expensive and overrated tour. So Read more…

Machu Picchu, Inca City – Part 2 : Is Machu Picchu Worth It?

is machu picchu worth it

On our travels through South America, we heard mixed reviews about the “Seven Wonder of the World” – Machu Picchu. The negative reviews along with the high costs associated with Read more…

Machu Picchu, Inca City – Part One: The Salkantay Trek

is machu picchu worth it

After lots of research, we finally decided the Salkantay Trek was our best option for getting to Machu Picchu. It was affordable, easily booked, and promised amazing mountain views.  We Read more…

The Colca Canyon Tour – Our Experience and Tips

Most people don’t know that besides the famous Machu Picchu, Peru boasts the Colca Canyon which is deeper the Grand Canyon! Only a couple of hours driving from the city Read more…

​”You’re not a Mountaineer, Bianca” – How I survived Hiking Acatenango in Guatemala

We arrived at the starting point and I was so nervous thinking “am I going to make it up? Will I die up there? What if I want to turn around?”