Top 10 Travel Tips from a Traveler

After 8 countries and 28 states, I think I can say that I have learned what it’s like to be a traveler. I have backpacked, budgeted and booked many trips, and will continue to do so to many more. It is in this way that I have learned how to travel the best, sometimes the hard way. Thinking of many factors, like safety, photos and fun, here are 10 things I have learned as a traveler.   Carry Cash Everywhere Cash is important in most countries. Places like Thailand and South Africa don’t always take credit cards, and as such…

Dia de las Mujeres in Sacred Valley

In the remote region of Sacred Valley, around Urubamba, there is a locally celebrated festival, Dia de las Mujeres, or Woman’s Day. It is slightly different to International Women’s Day, and the way they celebrate it is eye opening into the open minded and open hearted people of Peru. Sacred Valley, hence the name, is a colorful valley full of small towns and rural villages. A beautiful drive is up the surrounding hills towards the small villages and houses. The views are amazing. On the way up to the school we were volunteering at, we pulled over at a festival…

Volunteering in Cuzco: An Overview

On the 20th, I went to an orphanage in downtown Cuzco. In a more slummy district, the orphanage is very poor and makes its money from small donations from locals and selling it’s (delicious) baked goods, like most orphanages in Cuzco. Entering the home, the first thing I noticed was the atmosphere. The smiles on the children, the happiness reflecting on all of us. One little girl ran up to me and grabbed my hand, pulling me up to their play area where she sat me down and asked to use my camera. Of course, how could I refuse. I…