Cayo Santa Maria is the best beach wedding destination in Cuba. It’s well known for its white sand beaches, luxury resorts + water sports, and has activities for everyone to enjoy. It would be a dream to be someone’s adventure wedding photographer to capture their special day!
Trinidad is Cuba’s top city for a wedding because of its authentic old town colonial feel with cobblestone streets to beautiful sunsets over the mountains, to listening to Cuban music in the town center, to attending cultural experience. We believe Trinidad is the best city to Cuba to have a wedding ceremony.
You don't want to pass by the tranquil farming town of Viñales surrounded by steep-sided limestone hills and known for having some of the best hiking, climbing, caving and vistas in the entire country. Find out why we had to come back after our first visit.
One of the best cities to visit in Cuba is Havana. Read our favorite things to do, yummiest places to eat, and activities to soak up during your vacation.
How do you reach Cabo de la Vela and Punta Gallinas without booking a tour ahead of time? Check out our off-the-beaten-track experience to reach this desolate region of Colombia that you don't want to miss.
Tayrona National Park, one of the best national parks in Colombia, is known for its palm-shaded coves, coastal lagoons, rainforest and rich biodiversity. Find out how exactly we got there, what we wish we would've known before, and our tips for enjoying the most out of your time.
Most people know Cartagena for its cobblestone streets, colonial history, and popular beaches. However, we got to learn more about what lies behind the city's walls, including its underserved communities and how you can help by volunteering with a great organization!
After hustling through the busy cities in Colombia, we found the perfect town to settle down for a few days in Jardín. We were able get away from the city hustle, enjoy the brightly colored houses, start our mornings slow, mimic the locals drinking coffee and gathering in the main plaza, and explore the incredibly lush landscape.
After volunteering at this orphanage in Colombia, we were invited to a traditional Quinceanera for one of the girls. Even though we had plans to leave Medellin on the date of the party, we knew we couldn't miss this cultural experience of a lifetime. Read on to find out what made this quinceanera so special!
Staying fit and active while you travel can be challenging, but it's not impossible. Medellin actually has the BEST outdoor gym you could dream of. Check out our favorite ways to stay in shape while we based ourselves in Medellin.
Guatapé, a town east of Medellín, is known for its colorfully decorated houses, a vast man-made reservoir, and being a hub for water sports! Read on to find out what made our day trip here so incredibly fun + easy! Ps, it also includes how we conquered the hundreds of steps to the top of Piedra del Peñol, a giant granite rock outside of town.
We had no idea volunteering at this orphanage in Medellin, Colombia would be one of the top experiences of our trip. Click to read more about exactly what to expect when volunteering at JUCUM Medellin and how you can get involved.
Baños [an adventure hub in Ecuador] is home to multiple waterfalls, soothing hot springs, stunning hikes, and the infamous swing that overlooks the Volcano near by. With so many adventures to offer visitors, this needs to be a place you stop while traveling through Ecuador.
We knew day three of the Quilotoa Loop would be the most difficult. Hiking from Chugchilan to Quilotoa was no easy feat but the finale is so worth the trek! Make sure to click here to know exactly what to expect, find out how to stay motivated during the last day, and find the best accomodation when you arrive.
Our second day of hiking the Quilotoa Loop was from Insinlivi to Chugchilan. Read on to see how to get there, the hiking expectations for this day, how we made new friends and the cute hostel we stayed in when we arrived to Chuchilan!
Our first day on the Quilotoa Loop was spent hiking from Sigchos to Insinlivi. Read on to find out just how long it took us, what we wish we would've known that first day, and why having specific directions saved us.
Isabela Island, one the Galapagos Islands, was one of our favorites during our three week stay. From bike riding with the gigantic tortoises to admiring the multitude of marine iguanas to our favorite tour where we got to swim with sharks, Isabela Island was definitely a highlight during our trip.
Ever dream of going to the Galapagos but think it's too expensive? Discover here exactly how we stayed for three weeks on a backpacker budget and still enjoyed three different islands on our own!
San Cristobal, another one of the Galapagos Islands, was the perfect island to recharge with its stunning pristine beaches, the most sea lions I've ever seen, and my favorite diving tour swimming with Galapagos sharks! Click here to find out all of our recommendations while visiting San Cristobal.
What we thought would be a one week volunteer gig on San Cristobal of the Galapagos Islands turned into an environmental awareness project. Learn what our project was and what you can do to help!
We had no idea signing up for a volunteer opportunity in the Galapagos would lead to campaigning to save a local beach on San Cristobal Island. Check out our story, how we got involved and ways you can preserve the Galapagos Islands, too!
Learn how you can be ultimately prepared to volunteer abroad with these tips and advice. Trust us, we know that volunteer experiences you find online don't always perfectly depict what you end up experiencing when you volunteer abroad. Click here to learn all the ways we prepare for volunteering no matter what our experience is.
There are various ways to get to Machu Picchu, but we 100% recommend the Jungle Trek Tour to get there. Don't miss all the details on what adventures you'll go on, tips for booking a tour + how to be the first ones at Machu Picchu, stunning photographs and much more!
Once we heard about the mission behind SKIP, we knew we had to learn more about this volunteer opportunity in Peru. Click here to learn how SKIP provides a strong foundation for the children of Peru to achieve their dreams.
The small town of Pucón overlooks the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, is surrounded by Lake Villarrica, and is an adventure hub for backpackers. Don't skip out on reading on Ryan's top three adventure activities from this picturesque town!
While Easter Island, a remote Polynesian island off the coast of Chile, is primarily known for having hundreds of monumental statues cover the entire island, it also offers a variety of activities and sights you do not want to miss. Find out here what our top six picks were from the island!
While simply surprising me with a trip to Easter Island would have been enough, my boyfriend didn't stop there. Read on to find out exactly how we planned the most epic surprise of our trip!
The small town of El Chalten in Argentina was our favorite town in Patagonia. Click here to find out all the best secrets we found out about this Patagonian town + advice we wish we had known beforehand.
Find out why we absolutely loved the Argentina side of Patagonia! Click here to see our insider's tips on exploring the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate, as well as our favorite town in Patagonia, El Chalten.
We had no idea what to expect once we reached Tierra del Fuego in Argentina. All we knew was that we had to make it to the "end of the world" before ending our trip. Find out exactly what we loved about Ushuaia and why we suggest other travelers to make it there!
The five top waterfalls you must see while visiting Brazil are listed in this post. Make sure to check out the various cities to visit while you’re reading!
Paraty captured our hearts by its enjoyable (& relatively cheap) boat tours offered, relaxing places to lodge, and an array of delicious seafood and authentic Brazilian restaurants to choose from all while being surrounded by off-shore islands, white sand beaches, and dense jungle. It’s one town you don’t want to miss passing through.
We absolutely loved our time on Florianopolis. We were really intentional about trying to find the most isolated parts of this island and escaping the crazy amount of tourists during this busy time. Find out exactly where we went and what we did to have the best time on this island in Brazil.
Find out our best tips on how to experience Brazil like a local! Learn what you must know before visiting and experiencing Brazilian culture in its totality.
Knowing that Salar de Uyuni, located in Bolivia, is the world's largest salt flat, Ryan knew he had to give this tour a shot while he was there. If there's one takeaway from this piece: YOU don't want to miss it out. Find out what to expect when you go on the tour right here!
While La Paz in Bolivia is known for being the world's highest national capital at 3500m, the city has endless sights and activities that you can enjoy with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Check out all of our favorite activities in and around La Paz!