When asked what they know about Peru many people jump straight to Machu Picchu (not literally, it’s quite a long hike). Some
conspiracy theorists history buffs may also talk of the amazing and still genuinely mysterious lines at Nazca. Other than these, Peru’s highlights are discussed in roughly the same manner that astrophysics is at STA Towers…briefly and with very little actual knowledge.
With this in mind, we’ve drawn from our own journeys and the experiences of our Travel Experts to pull together a guide to the wonders of Peru. This itinerary can be followed point by point, mixed up, added to, subtracted from or discarded entirely. But it’s pretty good. We promise.
2014 was an amazing year for adventure travel and we named many of the (then) up and coming destinations on this blog including Brazil, South Korea, Myanmar and more.
Now we’ve taken a look at the trends amongst travellers, chatted to our experts in store and compiled a list of what we think will be the top 10 hot destinations for 2015. At least they should be. They’re all awesome.
It’s that time of year again. You dust off your old habits, take a good look at your life and decide…you know what? I’m pretty damn awesome. But I could probably change the odd thing. Just the odd one mind you, otherwise it might affect the awesome.
With that in mind we’ve got some travel resolutions that will help make your journeys in 2015 a little more interesting and, more importantly, they’re easier to stick to than the “New Nordic” diet. Trust us.
When thought of in isolation, Christmas traditions in the UK aren’t the most normal of things. We eat food we’re honestly not that keen on (sprouts we’re looking at you), leave alcohol and a carrot out for an obese man and his pet reindeer and pull brightly coloured tubes lined with a chemically-impregnated card strips until they go bang and we can wear a flimsy paper hat.
But our odd actions ain’t got nothing on these…
Today’s blog comes from Fiona Bryce, a travel expert in our Edinburgh store.
The first myth to dispel here is that the jungle is quiet. During the day most of the jungle noises are drowned out by the noise of you, and the people you are with, charging through it disturbing the wildlife. At night it really becomes the animals’ domain and the noise is quiet unbelievable. You’ll be overwhelmed with the sound of insects chirping away and wondering just what it is shuffling about above your head making the leaves shake.
"Eager" jungle campers