Packing List: Everest Base Camp Trek

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So you’ve decided to trek to Everest Base Camp but you’re unsure how to pack light when you know you won’t be able do laundry. Been there! This list is exactly what I took for our 11 day/10 night trek, and notes on what I learned along the way. Though everyone’s needs are different, hopefully this post can help you … Read More

A Guide to Hiking Cerro Chato Volcano

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One of the prime reasons for visiting the Arenal Volcano National Park area of Costa Rica is to participate in the many outdoor activities offered. If you’re looking for a challenging yet rewarding hike, consider heading to the summit of Cerro Chato, Arenal’s dormant next door neighbor. Sitting at 1,140m (3740 ft) tall, you won’t feel the affects of altitude … Read More

Petra Hiking Guide

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Petra surprises people every day who show up looking for the single facade of the Treasury and get an entire town of rock-cut architectural wonders. In addition to the Treasury and the Monastery, there are hundreds of tombs and high places where religious rituals were performed, all awe-inspiring feats of masonry. It would be impossible to see everything in the … Read More

Packing List Followup: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

iylanaDestinations, Packing Lists, Peru11 Comments

We showed you what we packed in our bags before leaving for Peru, and now that we’re back we’re more informed on what should and shouldn’t have been included. Overall I think we did a pretty good job, specifically concerning clothing, as we somehow managed to have clean clothes to wear on the plane home without having time to do laundry like we thought we … Read More

Trip Review: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, Part 2

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Continued from Part 1 After a few days acclimatizing in and around Cusco, we were ready to start our trek. Above all else, you want to pick a good trekking company, and after some searching we settled on Alpaca Expeditions. They have great reviews on Tripadvisor, and we liked the unique itinerary they offered for Salkantay compared to some of … Read More