Amazon adventure

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We were in the jungle, in the dark when our guide Miguel asked us to turn our torches off. The humidity was intense and the noise was deafening with frogs, crickets, more birds than I can name and the frightening wail of the howler monkey.

That was just one moment of our four days in the Amazon rain forest.

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Backpacker Kit Review

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You may have read our Don’t Pack Like a Girl blog or checked out our photos on A Punter’s Guide to Packing a Backpack. But how have things faired now that we’re actually on the road?

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Secluded Sajama

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Bolivia, Expeditions

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.

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Inca-redible Andes trek

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received_10210607054441340Any 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 Andes, visiting local communities along the way. (more…)

Rainbow Mountain

Posted 3 CommentsPosted in Expeditions, Peru
received_10210496665041674It 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 got to Cusco.

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Bens, glens and two hens

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Bike life, Expeditions, Scotland

FB_IMG_1461837287184Run 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.

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