Amber's travelsAdventurer & (un)-professional Blogger
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Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog; it’s my pride and joy 🤗! I’ve been working on it tirelessly (when I should have actually been doing consulting work – putting my employment on the line, just for you guys. Because I love you all 💕).
Please sit back, grab a brew (or a glass of wine 🍷), and enjoy reading about my adventures/misfortunes.
Salar de Uyuni, Salt Flats of Bolivia, were a highlight of my trip in Bolivia. Read on for my 4-day visit to Salar de Uyuni – the world’s largest salt flat!
Toro toro National Park is both a national park and town in Bolivia. Is it worth the 4-7 hour schlep to see REAL dinosaur footprints? I debate this in my blog post, here 🦖
Visiting Sucre? Find out what to do and see when travelling to Bolivias capital for a week. Sucre is known as the most beautiful city in Bolivia!
The El Choro Trek is one most beautiful treks in Bolivia – starting in La Cumbre and finishing in the Yungas jungle. This pre-Columbian trek once formed part of the famous Inca Trail network known as the Qapac Ñan. Read on for my ultimate El Choro guide! 😊
Is Lake Titicaca worth the visit? Learn everything you need to know about a visit to both sides of Lake Titicaca, the highest body of water in the world!
Lake 69 (or Laguna 69 in Spanish) is hidden in Cordillera Blanca mountain range. It is a tough and rewarding hike; the pictures on Instagram don’t do it justice. Read here on how the hike went!
The Pastoruri Glacier in Huaraz, Peru is a victim of climate change. If you’re heading to Huaraz ensure you see it before it is gone completely! Read on 😊
Huacachina, Peru’s biggest oasis is surrounded by sand dunes that draw in travellers to hit the slopes via boards and skis. However there is more to Huacachina than just it’s sand dunes. Read on for more information! 🏜
The Nazca (Nasca) Lines are the collection of geoglyphs carved into the Nazca Desert. If you decide to fly over them, read on for my experience and advice!
Want to visit Rainbow Mountain in Peru? My tips will help you do it right, including how to prepare for the altitude, what stuff to bring and of course who to book with. Be prepared for a new 🔥Instagram post!
The Colca Canyon in Arequipa, Peru is one of the world’s deepest canyons. Here’s what it’s like to hike it on a 3-day trek! (hint: it was really hard work).
Planning on doing The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu? Read my detailed guide on what happens day-to-day and how to be prepared like a true scout! 🙌🏼
If you’re visiting Ecuador, chances are you’ll make it to Quito. Quito is a big city sitting at over 2,850m above sea level. Read on for my top 7 things to do in Quito, where to go and what to eat. And of course, where to boogie! 👏🏻
Baños, Ecuador is the ‘Gateway to the Amazon’ and a DREAM for adventure lovers! 😍Known for activities, ere’s my complete guide of the best things to do in Baños!
I spent 3 days at The Secret Garden in Cotopaxi and wouldn’t recommend visiting this beautiful volcano any other way! Read on for my full review… 🌋
Otavalo is a small Ecuadorian indigenous town known for its indigenous Saturday Market, but stick around and you’ll find scenic landscapes of volcanoes and lagoons. Read my top tips on exploring Otavalo!
Here’s my guide on how to cross the border between Colombia and Ecuador, if heading south from Cali, Popayán or San Agustin! Read on for tips on where to stay and what to do to make the most of your journey south 😃
Have you BEAN to Salento – Colombia’s coffee region? See what I did there 😎. From beautiful hikes to fabulous empanadas, read my guide to find out more!
This hot and sultry city is famous for salsa dancing, but what else is there to do? Here’s a guide to the most awesome things to do in Cali Colombia.
Medellín was ‘the worlds most dangerous city’ but is now thriving with a rich history, culture and nightlife 🙆🏻♀️. Here is my ultimate guide para todos!
Cartagena is a beautiful town with cobblestone streets and colourful colonial homes. Find out the best things to do in Cartagena, inside the city and out.
Only have 48 hours in Bogotá? Want to get the most out of this vibrant and cultured city? Here is what to do with such a short amount of time! 😇
Here are 20 of the smartest travel hacks to help you learn from my mistakes and travel better in the future! Roll your clothes. Scan your passport. Download Offline Maps. DESTROY the buffet breakfast. 😉
Backpacking with curly hair can be a NIGHTMARE! Especially without a hairdryer, diffuser and all of the curl friendly products we have at home. Read on for my tips on how to have a good hair day without all the luxuries of home.
Although I enjoy being a vegetarian - to quote Kermit the frog, "it isn't easy being green" - especially when you're away from your home comforts. Vegetarianism (and especially veganism) just isn’t a thing in many cultures. Years ago when I was in Tel Aviv I ordered a...
Visiting Leon, Nicaragua? Here are some things that you can do to escape from the MELTING HEAT on a budget 😅. So if you’re a solo backpacker traveling on a shoestring fear not – Leon, Nicaragua won’t break the bank! 🙌🏼
So you want to visit Ometepe Island? Nicaragua is the land of volcanoes! Read my ultimate guide on getting to Ometepe, Ometepe accommodation, what to eat on Ometepe and what to do! Ometepe Island is actual #instagramgoals so worth checking out… 🌋🌋
Welcome to the tropical paradise that is Little Corn Island! After the treacherous schlep here via cargo boat, panga or propeller plane, you’re probably absolutely starving! But where to go first? 🤔 All this blue sky is making me hungry… Anybody who knows me knows my...
I hadn’t even heard of The Corn Islands before researching Nicaragua. My amigo really wanted to go Little Corn Island and I was initially against the idea. First of all, if I just wanted relaxing beaches I’d have gone to Tenerife on holiday rather than schlep to...
A trip to Nicaragua isn’t complete without visiting Granada – “the Jewel of Latin America”. These are 10 of the best things to do in Granada, Nicaragua! 😎
Taking on the World, One City at a Time 🌎
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I’m Amber! Nice to meet you 🤝