How to Get the New Brazil Evisa

Journeying to Brazil has become even easier than ever before. As of November 2017, the Brazilian Government started to implement an electronic visa application process for tourists who wish to travel to Brazil. This is great considering you no longer have to visit an embassy to get your visa. This visa allows you to stay

Cusco City Guide: What to Do, Eat, Drink and Where to Stay

If you go to Peru, you will most definitely be spending some time in Cusco. It’s the gateway to Machu PIcchu and the Inca Trail, and anything else you might want to do in the Southern Andes. Besides being a tourist hub, Cusco is actually really charming and lovely. I spent 2 weeks in this

What to Pack (and Not Pack) for Peru

Peru is the most complicated destination I’ve ever had to pack for - so I want to help you avoid the stress with some tips on what to pack for Peru! This country has hot coastal beaches, wet Amazon rainforest, a mostly temperate capital city, and very cold destinations in the Andean highlands. That’s not

Cali, Colombia: Your Local Guide to the World’s Salsa Capital

As someone with two left feet, the Salsa Capital of the World seems like the last place I'd want to live. But with its energetic people and colorful culture, Cali made me fall in love. I've lived here for the past year and just can't seem to leave. Unfortunately, Cali is often underrated and overlooked

5 epic adventures on Colombia’s Caribbean coast

The secret’s obviously out: Colombia is the trendy place to visit. Never mind the history, the corrupt politics, or the drug cartels. They may still persist but savvy travelers are now looking beyond the stereotypes and on to Colombia’s deserted coastlines, rainbow-hued plazas, dance-crazed locals, and of course, its damn fine coffee. If you want adventure

Your Crazy Party Guide to Rio Carnival | Rio de Janeiro Brazil

The following is a guest post by Fleur Rollet-Manus about how to have the best time at Rio! This guide to Rio Carnival will hopefully help you plan your trip to Rio de Janeiro. Guide to Rio Carnival Glitter clung to every part of my body, my eyelashes were stuck together and the smell of dancing,

Luxury Guide to Santa Marta

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun interview about packing, fashion, and fitness so you can snoop inside their bags & lives a little bit and other weeks it'll be a detailed luxury guide to a city the featured blogger/expat knows very well. E-mail me if

Luxury Guide to Cochabamba

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun interview about packing, fashion, and fitness so you can snoop inside their bags & lives a little bit and other weeks it'll be a detailed luxury guide to a city the featured blogger/expat knows very well. E-mail me if you'd