Sustainable Trails: Are Too Many Of Us Hiking Guatemala’s Volcán Acatenango?

“I’ve been coming up here with my father since I was ten.” Lionel told me. “Of course, there was no one else up here then”.

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Liquid: Life In Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

Nowhere is it more obvious that water gives life than in Monteverde Cloud Forest. 

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Hiking The Seven Waterfalls of Juayúa, El Salvador

It was already warm as I followed our guide, Douglas through Juayua’s cobbled streets to the path where the hike began. A few local street dogs bounced alongside us, ever hopeful of pats or even better, food. 

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Postcard From San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala

San Pedro La Laguna on the shores of Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan is home to a unique mixture of Spanish students and traditional Tz’utujil Maya, helping it to stand out on the backpacker trail. 

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Going Local: A Bus Journey Across Panama From Almirante To David

“After another hour or so, we arrive at what must be the highest pass. I see no signage, only vertical drops on either side of the road that mercifully fall off into thick mist after a few hundred meters”

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Is One Week In Argentina Enough?

Pleasantly pickled in red wine, I listened to the Gaucho’s guitar and took in my bucolic surroundings.

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It Does Snow In Australia: Winter Play In The Snowy Mountains

Many consider sun, surf culture and endless sprawling coastline to be synonymous with Australia. Of course, it has all the above in droves, but it also has frosty winter mornings, ski fields and snow. As we enter the deep dark depths of British winter, I look back at a colder version of the world’s hottest country.

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Following In Inca Footsteps At Machu Picchu, Peru

In a world where few corners remain unexplored, it’s easy to become cynical about well-trodden paths.

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Meeting The Condors Of Colca Canyon, Peru

How far would you travel to see something special?

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Guardians Of A Mountain Kingdom: A Drive Through Montenegro

From across the dark water, it looked like fairy lights had been flung against the jagged mountain slopes. Forming arcs and triangles, occasionally broken by backlit towers, Kotor’s twinkles put on quite the show. “You see…” Slavko my guide explained, “The lights form the shape of an old man. He guards this city”.

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