Charity Travel

I am a self-funded traveller. This means that I pay for my travels and support myself when travelling, no one else pays for me to travel. And that includes everything I do while I travel. I don’t expect anyone to pay for me to be able to achieve my dreams when I know there are people still dreaming, thinking their dreams aren’t possible. This is why when it comes to charity travel or volunteer travel (voluntours, as it’s now becoming known as), I have a different range of opinions. Continue reading Charity Travel


Following in the footsteps of the Incas

One of the highlights of my tour around Peru was doing the Inca Trail. There are lots of different Inca treks in Peru, but the Inca Trail (el camino inka) is the original and the most sacred one.   I felt lucky to have gotten a permit for the Inca trail, as its so popular usually you have to apply for one about 6 months in advance.   Starting the Inca trail, we were told our porters would carry duffle bags for us, with a weight limit of 6kg, and we’d have our day packs too. You can’t get away … Continue reading Following in the footsteps of the Incas