The Islands of the World’s Highest Navigable Lake: El Lago Titicaca

I knew that my Machu Picchu adventure would be pretty touristy – each year more and more tourists come and new regulations prohibit entrance without a guide, so I was hoping to do something a little more local when exploring Lake Titicaca. I found an agency, All Ways Travel, that would take you to various [...]

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Visiting The Stunning Colca Canyon and its Condors in Peru

Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to see some incredible places and the animals that inhabit them. I’ve trekked through the Borneo jungle to spot orangutans and visited elephant sanctuaries in Thailand. I’ve seen giant sea turtles and whale sharks in Indonesia snorkeling and stumbled upon some pretty nasty snakes, spiders and [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Be Scared to Visit Bogotá, Colombia

Once again, the media had succeeded in making me mildly nervous before traveling to Colombia.  I was told not to take taxis, not to dress provocatively (um, do I normally dress provocatively? Sheesh) and to watch my back at every turn. I read travel blogs talking about how men catcalled and whistled, even grabbed foreign [...]