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

by Globetrooper Todd | 22 Responses
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 travel and we can’t think of anything worse than being hindered by our own physical limitations.

So why then, despite adequate training, do we often run into discomfort when we embark on our most epic adventures? Well, I have three secrets for you, and they have nothing to do with physical fitness.

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Posted in Adventure Travel, Featured, Gobi 2011, How-To Guides | November 20th, 2010

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 →

A Touch Of Decadence in Cusco

Decadence in Cusco

When Lauren and I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in 2008, we forgot to book a hotel for the following night in Cairo. So with a thick beard (me, not Lauren), dirty clothes and trekking gear, we stumbled into Egypt at 2:00am without a place to sleep. … Continue reading →

Caminos del Inca: The Inca’s Rally

Caminos del Inca - Incas Rally

There we were, strolling slowly home from our afternoon Spanish class, the main Plaza looking a lot more crowded than usual. Then suddenly, an unmistakable sound: the melodious ‘crackling’ and ‘whoooosing’ of rally cars. There are a lot of things I love about travelling to … 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 →

Best Coffee Around The World

Best Coffee in the World

When it comes to coffee, you either love it or hate it. But coffee-lovers around the world can remember in a flash where they’ve had their best cuppa. A quick survey question on the Globetrooper Facebook page and Twitter stream exploded into an international debate on where … Continue reading →

Cost of Living: Sydney vs Montreal vs Cusco

Cost of Living - Sydney vs Montreal vs Cusco

What does the cost of living in various cities have to do with your next two-week vacation? Well, nothing really. This post is for those of you with a dream. A dream that involves long-term travel OR anything that requires your undivided attention (and no income). By … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Choose a Backpack for RTW Travel

How To Choose a Backpack for RTW Travel

This isn’t one of those ‘How To Choose a Backpack‘ guides that presents millions of options for hundreds of scenarios. No, instead, I want to give you very few options based on my personal experience with just one scenario, round-the-world (RTW) travel. No matter how … Continue reading →

A Peak Into Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Photo

A view from the Temple with Three Windows at Machu Picchu, and it was timed perfectly might I say. There were a group of tourists each taking turns running down the stairs for yet another paparazzi pose. Some top advice when you visit Machu Picchu: no matter … 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 →