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An Epic Search for Untouched Civilizations in Peru

When Adventure Turns to Expedition: An Epic Discovery of Peru

It began over pizza and beer, just like many expeditions before it. We all sat there, poring over topographic maps, tracing steps to come, completely mesmerised by the uncertainty of it all. I quickly interrupted to show-off my (exceedingly rudimentary) comprehension of Spanish, ‘Did you say … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Prepare for Adventure Trips & Treks the Globetrooper Way

Prepare for Tough Adventure Trips & Treks

Most of us avid travellers are fit enough to enjoy most adventure treks. Maybe we’re not ultramarathon’ers, and maybe we can’t do 100 military pushups without stopping (hey, there’s a challenge), but you know, we tend to take care of ourselves because we love to … Continue reading →

Would You Join an Illegal Tour of a Bolivian Prison?

San Pedro Prison Tour La Paz Bolivia

For years we’ve heard stories of the infamous tours of San Pedro Prison in Bolivia. By law, tourists are strictly not allowed in the prison, but there’s a well-worn path of contacting English-speaking inmates to take you in as their relatives for an illegal tour. (Yes, you … Continue reading →

Join a Charity Cycling Challenge in Cambodia

Charity Cycling Challenge Cambodia

This coming March, a global anti-poverty agency is organising a cycling adventure to Cambodia and looking for enthusiastic participants. It will be fun, physical and charitable aimed at getting you out of your comfort zone. For years, ActionAid Australia has been working with communities in Cambodia … Continue reading →

Huacachina: The Sand-Boarding Mecca of Peru

Huacachina Sand Dunes Peru

When I first stumbled upon Huacachina as the sand-boarding mecca of Peru, I added a new must-do in my bucket list. And then came the images of soaring sand dunes, the legend of a mermaid princess who created the natural oasis that is Huacachina, and the … Continue reading →

Inca Trails to Machu Picchu: The Alternative Treks

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

If Peru is in your bucket list of places to see before you cark it, it’s likely to be a bit more specific: Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. But what many people don’t realise is that there are a number of Inca trails … Continue reading →

Join Us for a 12,000km Circumnavigation of India

Circumnavigation of India

Want to do an epic Indian train marathon with a touch of style? Then join the Great Indian Circular Railway Challenge. All it costs is £200 (US$320) plus airfare and whatever you want to spend for a night in Darjeeling. Start: Mumbai Cent. – 6pm, … Continue reading →

Leave No Trace Or Go To Space

Leave No Trace

‘Ughh… I thought we were hiking “off the beaten track”, not through a beaten-up dumpster.’ Too often, plastic bags, crushed water bottles and candy wrappers litter the scenery when trekking and camping. We’re so used to flushable toilets, regular garbage pickups and pre-packaged food that … Continue reading →

The Culture Shock Blues

Culture Shock Blues

It sounded like a great idea at home: travel to a developing country, see how the locals live, learn a thing or two about life, eat great food, make new friends, and return home a better person for it all. Fast forward a few weeks, … Continue reading →

The Science Behind Venomous Snake Bites

Science of Venomous Snake Bites

Snakes primarily use their venom to debilitate and digest prey. Sure, humans aren’t prey for most venomous snakes, but the toxins work on us in the same way. I mention this because if you keep in mind that venom is intended to secure food, its excessive effects make … Continue reading →

Field of Dreams: My Favourite Expeditions From Adventure Companies Around the World

Field of Dreams

My love affair with travel actually started many years before I realised it. For a long time, I had a designated bookmarks folder containing a handful of links to adventure companies. Every now and then, I’d venture into the folder, click a random link, and flick … Continue reading →

Can You Ever Have Too Much Freedom?

Too Much Freedom

Imagine visiting an ice creamery with 195 different flavours. Looking across the counter, your mind conjures up vivid taste-bud imagery: the sweet tang of sour apple, the velvety texture of mango cream, the bubble-gum fruitiness of rainbow swirl… they all tantalise you in their own … Continue reading →

Intrepid Travel vs Gap Adventures – Review

Intrepid Travel vs Gap Adventures - Review

It’s easy to get carried away with customer reviews on the world wide web. I’m one of the worst culprits; I pore incessantly over reviews before I commit to anything. And although conducting these silent surveys is oddly empowering, they become debilitating as you find conflicting … Continue reading →