Tag Archive: Hiking

Falling in Love in Colombia, Top 10 things to do

Falling in love with Colombia is easy. Leaving is near impossible. The people are welcoming, great swathes of the environment remains untouched and the culture and dance prove intoxicating. It won’t be long… Continue reading

In the steps of Incas in Machu Picchu and Cusco

Cusco is famous for being the gateway to Machu Picchu but this colonial town offers so much more. This was my third time in Cusco and I came back to hike the Ausangate… Continue reading

World’s highest glaciers may disappear within 40 years

I have returned to Huaraz, north of Lima, to report for ABC News, writing about Peru’s disappearing glaciers. This is one place not to delay visiting. ABC News: It’s the world’s highest tropical… Continue reading

Big markets and big heart in Otavalo, Ecuador

Gorgeous Otavalo is a town most travellers visit for one of South America’s largest artisans craft markets, but it has so much more to offer. I stayed here for two weeks to study… Continue reading

Adventure sports in the shadow of an erupting volcano, Baños

Tungurahua Volcano erupted this morning spewing plumes of gas, above the stunning town of Baños in Ecuador. I had a chance to get up close, visiting Casa del Arbol (Tree House) near the… Continue reading

Under the World’s tallest palm trees, Salento

Surrounded by coffee farms and mountains, the cute colonial village of Salento is home to the world’s tallest palm trees and the gateway to hiking the towering peaks and glaciers of Los Nevados… Continue reading

Top 10 Central America

It is impossible to draw up this list without having it dominated by one country: Guatemala. With its huge variety of natural attractions and beautiful culture, Guatemala has so much to offer. Having said… Continue reading

Finding the mysterious Lost City, Colombia

High on a mountain top, hidden by dense jungle in northern Colombia is the beautiful archaeological site of La Ciudad Perdida (Trans: The Lost City). The only way to reach these ruins is… Continue reading

Bare feet volcano hiking in Ometepe

This pretty island with two towering volcanoes in Lake Nicaragua is a must visit for many travellers. With beaches (of sorts), a waterfall, natural springs, two volcanoes to hike and horse riding, what… Continue reading

On the edge of fire: Fuego and Acatenango Volcanoes, Guatemala

Trekking doesn’t come much more memorable than this. Fuego’s lava eruptions had been providing a fireworks display visible from Antigua for three weeks and culminated in its largest eruption in three years. Meanwhile,… Continue reading