The surf village of Montañita is a sleepy little town by day and then a raucous display of debauchery at night. For a town with a population of only 4,500, the booming nightclubs rival those of much larger party cities. The beach parties felt like a smaller-scale version of Thailand’s belligerent Full Moon Party. Life… Read More The Backpacker’s Complete Guide to Montañita, Ecuador
While I advocate for traveling solo whenever I can, I have to admit, I was a bit nervous going into South America. It was my first ever solo backpacking trip and I decided to kick it off in the country of cocaine and cartels: Colombia. While decades of improvement and progress have passed since the… Read More What’s It Like To Travel Solo In South America?
When someone asks me what to expect going into Peru, the answer is everything. You literally do not know what can happen in Peru or what you’ll see. Machu Picchu? Yeah. Rainbow-colored mountains? That too. A desert oasis? Why not. Gigantic drawing carved into the ground? Would you expect anything less? Backpacking through Peru remains… Read More New Video: Backpacking Through Peru
Man, I really struggled in Bolivia. Being sick the entire time, terrifying transportation experiences, and more rude locals than I’d met in all of South America up to that point certainly didn’t help. After having a glorious fairy-tale time in Peru, I decided to cross the border and give Bolivia a try. It can’t be… Read More In Hindsight, Maybe La Paz Wasn’t As Terrible As I Thought
10. Bogota, Colombia The bustling capital of Colombia is a city full of excitement and wonder. The city has many diverse neighborhoods, many of which feel like entirely new cities. The ubiquitous street art adds some spice to the already colorful city. While I did not like Bogota as much as the other cities in… Read More My 10 Favorite Cities In South America
The size and chaos of Peru make it a country that can be quite overwhelming if you show up unprepared. It doesn’t help that Lima might be one of the craziest cities in South America. Lima is the main entry point for most travelers flying into Peru, but let’s be honest, all the good stuff… Read More Peru Hop Is The Best Way To Get Around Peru