Work Exchange: The Best Way To Visit Peru

How I lived, traveled, and worked in Peru for one month, and had the most incredible time. (As originally published on Worldpackers.)   After studying abroad in Europe for a year and traveling all around the continent, I was dying to explore another part of the world. I had just graduated university and had no …

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Conquering Rainbow Mountain, Peru

As originally published on GoNomad Months before I traveled to South America, I saw a picture of Rainbow Mountain somewhere on this vast internet. The second my eyes touched the image of the thick stripes of vivid colors plastered across the mountain’s surface, I decided I had to go there. I was determined to see this …

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How To See Baños, Ecuador in Three Days

The best things to do in the adventurous city of Baños, Ecuador. A trip to Baños is necessary for anyone looking to dive headfirst into Ecuador’s lush natural scenery. Known as both “The Adventure Capital of Ecuador” and the “Gateway To The Amazon”, Baños allows travelers to immerse themselves in the mystical beauty of nature while …

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10 Best Things To Do In Quito, Ecuador

Affordable and fun things to do while traveling in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuador’s capital city can easily overwhelm travelers on their first day. From the busy roads full of wild drivers and the constant sound of car horns, to the crowded streets packed to the brim with persistent street vendors and pedestrians, Quito can be a …

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20 Things I Learned At Lake Titicaca

Crossing things off your bucket list represents one of life's greatest joys. This week, I toured the world's highest navigable body of water, and therefore got to cross Lake Titicaca off my travel bucket list. This gigantic lake lies at the border of Peru and Bolivia, and is one of South America's largest lakes. After …

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Baños, Ecuador: Ama La Vida

Reflections and fond memories from my travels to Baños, Ecuador. "Ama La Vida" is a very fitting slogan for Ecuador, because it means "Love Life". This phrase is plastered in rainbow colors over every surface here, including buses, bridges, t-shirts, hats, street signs, bags, and building walls. But I've found that this slogan is more …

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