Essentials for South America

The ultimate packing list for South America – whether you backpack or go on a vacation, these items will make your life so much easier.



What to do in Cusco, a city packed with history, llamas and friendly people. It is the gateway to the Inka Trail, but should not be underestimated. You’d be sorry if you merely passed through in a hurry and missed out on all the colourful amazingness the former Incan capital has to offer.

Cartagena – the Jewel of the Caribbean

Our stint in Cartagena felt like a holiday from the holiday – we spent time at the beach; wandered the streets to admire the architecture; took the tourist bus around town, because it was too hot to walk much; and cooled down with maybe one too many beers. If you are keen to visit, but don’t really know what to do search no more, but trust the following mini-guide for a few days in the beautiful walled city.

Vancouver Eats

What to eat where in Vancouver, from budget friendly eateries to real insider tips. Good food is important!