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Southern Israel Living

3 Cheap Ways to Backpack Across Israel

If you are looking for an inexpensive but satisfying backpacking adventure, you should look no further than the land of milk and honey.  Israel is a backpackers dream.  Not only is there so much to see without having to travel a far distance, you can do it quite cheaply in ways unique to this glorious […]

Travel Videos

Amazing Short Video Clips Vol 1

As we sift through over 50 hours of travel backpacking video, we have decided to share some exciting short video clips with you.  These travel videos were shared the week of September 19, 2010 on our Facebook Fan Page. From northern Argentina, the Salta Region, we film a parrot or parakeet sitting on the fence […]

Photo of the Day: The Cliffs at Miraflores Lima

The Cliffs in the Miraflores neighborhood of Lima, Peru offer the best restaurants, bars and shopping while providing incredible views of the ocean. Paragliders will zoom over your head as they sail near the cliffs, being rewarded with the best views available. This is the tourist hot spot in Lima.

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Photo of the Day: Colca Canyon Peru

Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River in southern Peru. It is located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Arequipa. It is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States at 4,160 m. However, the canyon’s walls are not as vertical as those of the Grand Canyon. […]

Photo of the Day: Canoa Beach Ecuador

Canoa Beach on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast is the most underrated beach in Ecuador to Aracely and I. The wide flat sand beach stretches for miles with cliffs in the distance. Huts on the sand provide alcohol and music, while hostels on the street give backpackers a place to sleep and hang. Don’t miss this one!

what is a hostel like

What is a Hostel Like?

We had never stayed in a hostel prior to our first long-term backpacking trip in Central and South America.  I honestly had no idea what a hostel was, and I wasn’t about to watch the horror movie flick “Hostel” to find out.  It had always been hotels for me, so what was I to expect?  […]

Fotos de Chile

Photo of the Day: Lake Chungara in Northern Chile’s Altiplano

Lake Chungará is situated in northern Chile, in Tarapacá Region. It is the 29th highest lake in the world (and the 10th highest in South America). It is near the volcanos Parinacota (20,827 feet or 6,348 meters) and Pomerape (20,413 feet or 6,222 meters). It was formed 8000 years ago, when a major collapse of […]

Photo of the Day: Cusco Plaza de Armas at Night

Cusco is one of the most beautiful cities in all of Latin America. Surrounded by buildings built on the foundation of the great Inca empire you get a sense of ancient history. Cusco stays up 24 hours as you can see in this busy late night photo at the Plaza de Armas.

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