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Summer in Mammoth Lakes, California, USA

Mammoth Lakes in California’s Mono County has a far-away-from-it-all location in a valley in the  eastern Sierra Nevada, yet remains in the centre of everything. It’s is just a five hours scenic drive from Los Angles, Las…

Traditional Food and Drink in Peru

You’re probably not visiting for the cuisine (Machu Picchu is calling!), but food and drink in Peru is some of the most varied in the world. Thanks to a range of climates, a colonial history,…

The Highs & Lows of Highpointing the USA

Written by: Sam Rapine   A breeze rolled through under the cloudless blue sky about once a minute; otherwise, the ridge was quiet. Sore step after sore step, we made our way along the dwindling path,…

10 Weird Things to Do in New Zealand

Home of the hobbits, birthplace of wellies and land of the long white cloud, New Zealand is a unique and kind of obscure country that us backpackers can’t help but love. The amazing landscapes, epic…

The Top 7 Backpacker Spots in Bolivia

Written by: Vicky Philpott Most people who spend their gap year in South America will include Bolivia somewhere in their schedule. This Spanish-speaking gem is fast becoming a backpacker’s paradise – and it’s easy to see why. Bolivia is…

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9 Reasons to Visit Morro de Sao Paulo

South America is a continent that naturally oozes wanderlust. With its mysterious ancient ruins, raw Latin culture and variety of terrain, it’s easy to see why South America remains one of the most popular destinations…

Top 5 Unmissable Places in Costa Rica

Crystal sand beaches, lush jungle, and creatures you won’t see in any other country; a gap year in Costa Rica is something you’ll never forget. Over 25% of the country is covered in rainforest, and it’s flanked…