The Ultimate Backpacker’s Guide to La Paz, Bolivia

Where does one even begin with La Paz? Bolivia’s largest city might be one of the most unique cities that I have ever visited. Seriously, this city is weird. I say that with the intention of it being as big of a compliment as possible. I’m not talking artificially weird like Portland or Austin where… Read More The Ultimate Backpacker’s Guide to La Paz, Bolivia

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The Backpacker’s Guide to Arequipa, Peru | The Partying Traveler

Arequipa is one of my favorite cities in South America. The beauty of the colonial center is rivaled only by three volcanoes towering over the city in the background. While quickly becoming more and more popular among travelers, Arequipa is still a bit of a hidden gem among international travelers. Backpackers quickly find themselves falling… Read More The Backpacker’s Guide to Arequipa, Peru | The Partying Traveler

The Best Hostels in Ecuador | The Partying Traveler

As far as South American destinations go, mainland Ecuador goes largely under the radar. I’ve met hordes of backpackers that opted to fly from Peru to Colombia or vice versa just because they thought Ecuador was worth skipping over entirely. Thankfully, those of us that manage to stray off the beaten path can get rewarded… Read More The Best Hostels in Ecuador | The Partying Traveler

The Backpacker’s Guide to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Wow. Where do I even begin with San Pedro de Atacama? This remote village in the heart of the desert is one of the most incredible destinations that I have ever traveled to. The natural beauty of this region can feel otherworldly at times, and is almost unfathomably beautiful at times. The small town feels… Read More The Backpacker’s Guide to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile Photo Gallery | The Partying Traveler

The desert heat hit me immediately as I got off of the plane in Calama. Looking around, the landscapes were far different than anything I had encountered in the last few months of traveling throughout South America. Despite having a window seat, I didn’t actually get a chance to survey my surroundings from the skies.… Read More San Pedro de Atacama, Chile Photo Gallery | The Partying Traveler

The Best Hostels in Peru | The Partying Traveler

Peru sets the gold standard for backpackers. This country is brimming with incredible adventures, ranging from the Amazon to the Pacific Ocean to vast deserts and the Andes Mountains. It is a paradise for travelers of all types, especially budget backpackers. The hostel game in Peru is top-notch, with some jaw-dropping properties at unbelievably cheap… Read More The Best Hostels in Peru | The Partying Traveler

Hiking From Chinchero To Urquillos | Best Day Trips in Cusco

One of the lesser-known activities that one can take on in Peru’s Sacred Valley is the stunning hike from Chinchero to Urquillos. With its starting point in the archaeological complex of Chinchero, the views and adventure are constant throughout. Along the way, I hardly encountered any other travelers, making this hike one of the best… Read More Hiking From Chinchero To Urquillos | Best Day Trips in Cusco