The Struggles And Triumphs Of Hiking Volcán Acatenango In Guatemala

The challenging yet insanely rewarding experience of hiking Volcán Acatenango, near Antigua, Guatemala. Hiking Volcán Acatenango was one of the hardest things I've ever done. It was also one of the most beautiful, mesmerizing and unforgettable things I’ve ever done, so the physical and mental struggle was worth it. After spending a month in Guatemala, …

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How To Visit Semuc Champey On A Budget

How to visit Semuc Champey, Guatemala, on a cheap backpacker budget without a guide. Semuc Champey is one of the most beautiful places in Guatemala. It is located in the middle of the jungle, where the natural world flourishes free from the constrictions of humankind. Well, almost free. As Semuc Champey becomes more and more …

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15 Best Things To Do In Panajachel, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

The best things to do in Panajachel while traveling through the magical Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. Panajchel is the perfect starting point for a trip to Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. It is easily accessible from other nearby cities in Guatemala, such as Antigua, Guatemala City or Xela, and you can easily catch a local boat from here …

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How To Visit The Drakensberg On A Budget

The best way to explore the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa while traveling on a budget. Ask any South African what areas of their country they recommend to travelers, and they will almost always mention the Drakensberg. Located in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, the Drakensberg Mountains boast some of the most breathtaking views …

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Learning Permaculture in the South African Forest

The last week at Pachamama Forest Retreat has been my first true off-the-grid living experience. This little, self-sustainable community lies amidst the towering trees of indigineous forest outside Knysna, South Africa. Through eco-friendly technologies and the dedication of each person here, Pachamama exists to create a nourishing relationship between humans and the Earth. People work …

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How To See The Atlas Mountains On A Budget: Imlil, Morocco

The charming little town of Imlil is the perfect gateway to the Atlas Mountains. It’s easy to access from Marrakech, is a convenient starting point for many treks, and it can be super affordable. For someone like me, who loves nature and budget travel, and who has been living in the crazy city of Marrakech …

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6 Reasons To Visit New South Wales, Australia

As originally published on Worldpackers travel blog. Australia always intrigues travelers with its dynamic cities, picturesque beaches, vibrant English dialects, incredible nature, and interesting wildlife. But the country is so huge that many travelers don't even know where to start. The Outback? The National Parks of Western Australia? The Great Barrier Reef? The rainforest? The …

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