How to Prepare for Your Kilimanjaro Trek

Mount Kilimanjaro! The name of this awe-inspiring summit is by itself enough to send shivers of excitement (as well as terror) down one’s spine. And, hiking up 19,340 feet to reach the topmost point of Mt. Kilimanjaro is every hiker’s dream come true. But as much as hiking up this great mountain sounds daunting, with good preparation, planning, training, and …

3 days in New York: A Travel Guide

So, you’ve hit the Big Apple and you have three days to explore – what’s next? Well, they don’t call it the ‘Big Apple’ for nothing – with 304 mi² of sights, lights and wild nights, there’s plenty to fill your time. Here are my picks for spending 3 days in New York City, with a mix of big-hitting sights, …

The Ultimate USA Camping Trip Packing List

Like this? Pin this —> Ever since I started working back at TrekAmerica, people have been asking me if I’m planning to hit the road this year. Until now, I haven’t been able to say either way, but recently I booked a USA road trip with Grand American Adventures (Trek’s sister company) for September. Grand American Adventures is essentially the …

24 hours in Barcelona: What Not to Miss

Full of historical architecture and a vibrant and buzzing nightlife, Barcelona is an entertainment hub for both residents and travellers. It’s world-famous for its enviable sunny weather, beautiful churches, and delicious food from superb Catalan cuisine to traditional tapas and pinxtos. There’s such a wealth of activities, it’s almost impossible to narrow down the best things to do and see …

Tenerife: Beyond the Beaches

The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife has been delighting travellers with its blend of amazing weather (only 14 days of rain per year!) and volcanic beaches for decades. But Spanish-owned Tenerife, situated just off the west coast of Africa is undergoing a rebirth. No longer will it be known just for its ‘fly and flop’ holidays: There is so …

Culture and Cuisine: Edinburgh in a Weekend

Edinburgh is a city with too much choice: Over 30 museums to explore, the greatest amount of pubs of any city in Scotland (732 at the last count), and plenty of historic castles and palaces to keep you busy for weeks. So narrowing down your options when you only have a weekend to explore can be a tricky business. Thankfully …