How to see The Galapagos on a budget

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Everyone dreams of visiting an island with turquoise lagoons, white sandy beaches and endless wildlife. But the archipelagos that first inspired Charles Darwin’s theories on evolution and natural selection have long held the reputation of being expensive and unobtainable for most.

Peru’s Northern Coast

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Our inaugural visit to Peru consisted of vast deserts, the Andes mountains and ancient Incan cities. Our second visit two months later couldn’t have been more different as we ditched the alpaca sweaters for sun, sea and surf.

Snowboarding in Chile

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A few months into our round the world trip I was suffering serious shred withdrawals! We decided to hit the slopes in Chile and tick our second continent off on the snowboarding bucket list. All that was left to do was to decide on a resort. Naturally, we picked the one furthest away from civilisation.

Secluded Sajama

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It only took two minivans, a double decker bus and a taxi to get us to Sajama Village. The gruelling journey is one of the reasons there aren’t many gringos here, and that suited us just fine.

Death Road….on a bike

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A 5.45am alarm call is usually followed by a low growl and numerous slams on the snooze button for me. Not today, I was full of beans when the beeping started, immediately leaping out of bed and into the bathroom. After six weeks in Bolivia we were finally about to bike Death Road!

Inca-redible Andes trek

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Any trip to Peru wouldn’t be complete without the obligatory visit to Machu Picchu. Keen to avoid the busy tourist route, we’d booked a community trek with Dragoman before we’d even left the UK. Dragoman use a local tour operator (Andina Travel) who guide a small group of people through a lesser known route in the […]

Rainbow Mountain

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It was during a monotonous commute into work a few months ago that I stumbled across an incredible photo of a place called Vinicunca, or Rainbow Mountain, in Peru. I’d never heard of it before and immediately sent a text to Alison, she echoed my enthusiasm and we agreed it was a must once we […]

Bens, glens and two hens

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Run a Google search on ‘bike ride from Invergarry to Inverie’ and it won’t return a lot of results because there’s not many people daft enough to do it. However, it wouldn’t be a Her Outdoors venture if it didn’t include an element of daftness.

Sun, snow and sauvignon in Les Deux Alpes

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In July 2015 we wanted to go on our first “summer holiday” together.  But in true Her Outdoors style this holiday would have to offer more than just sun, sand and sangria….