Stepping outside of my box and sticking to my original plan to go to Mistura despite all of my anxiety was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
The standard Inca Trail trek is a four day, three night ordeal. It was the experience of a lifetime with breathtaking views, amazing people, and in my opinion, the most authentic way to visit Machu Picchu and the Incan ruins. All niceties aside, I’ll be honest in saying that it was also probably one of… Continue reading 4 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before Hiking the Inca Trail
My post today addresses something that I think a lot of people struggle with. Maybe not everyone, but I believe most people feel some sort of uneasiness, lapse of confidence, or feeling of nervousness prior to embarking on a big trip, especially if it’s to somewhere considered “exotic”—somewhere outside of the realm of the everyday… Continue reading Overcoming the Pre-Travel Jitters
For me, before I left my comfortable suburban home to go on an African safari, I was—to put it frankly—a bundle of nerves. Despite nervousness being part of my general disposition on a daily basis, the fact that I was quite literally about to depart the U.S. for an experience completely and utterly foreign to… Continue reading What It’s REALLY Like On an African Safari
This post is going to be a bit different than most of the others I’ve done, but no less informative! Part of the main premise of this blog is to help the everyday person to travel cheaper and this is going to be invaluable information for someone interested in getting out and experiencing nature or… Continue reading 3 Easy Dehydrator Snacks for Backpacking
How to pack for a backpacking trip can vary greatly depending on the environment you’ll be going backpacking. For instance, if you’re doing a backpacking trip through Europe and staying in hostels or backpacking through an extremely cold and mountainous environment, this video may leave a few things out that you would want to consider. But in general, if you’re going on an overnight hike in a spring-summer-or fall climate and would like some general packing tips, this video is for you!
Please let me know how you liked the video format of this post and if you’d like me to do more like this in the comments!
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