Hiking the Inca Trail - What We Took With Us

Hiking the Inca Trail – Packing List

Posted In: Hikes | Peru
Hiking the Inca Trail had been on my bucket list for some time.  So to actually hike the trail was a dream come true.  But there was a lot of things to do before we did the trek, getting fit for one!  But what was also important was what we should take with us on the trek. Two Packs You get to take two packs with you on the Inca Trail hike.  The first pack was carried the entire trek for us by a porter and we could pack up to 6kg in that pack.  The second pack we carried ourselves.  In this pack[...]
Planning a trip to Peru

Peru – Planning our Trip

Posted In: Peru
We had not travelled to South America when we ……. well I decided to travel to Peru.  Hiking the Inca Trail was a bucket list item for me so it was time to cross it off the list. So how did we plan on how to see the most of Peru that we could? What did we want to experience? I started researching what we would like to experience while in Peru – lots of Google searches, looking through tours that tour companies did, reading blog posts etc.   The list included (but obviously was not limited to) the following:[...]
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Travelling with Extended Family – Are You Crazy?

Posted In: Plan Your Travel
Have you ever been planning a trip and had a family member ask if they can “tag along”?  The option of travelling with extended family may come up, especially if they have seen you travel to exotic locations around the world and they haven’t travelled much or at all.  Is it really a good idea to say yes? Here are some tips to help you, firstly decide if it is a good idea, and secondly to avoid issues while travelling. Tip 1:  Do you get along before you travel? We all know that family aren’t always[...]

5 Steps to Save for A Holiday

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Do you struggle with how to save for a holiday? We travel as much as we can.  Luckily in Australia, it is standard that everyone with full time employment receives a minimum of 4 weeks annual leave or holidays every year.  On top of that we get on average 10 public holidays a year (this include Christmas and Easter).  Many employers now also give employees the option to “buy” annual leave.  This means, for example you can take an extra weeks leave (making it 5 weeks a year) and reduce your annual inc[...]