Posts by Paul McDonald for Active Adventures Blog:
One of the most popular hikes in South America, the Inca Trail is definitely the experience of a lifetime. Here are 5 highlights that are bound to make your jaw drop.
The Peruvian Amazon is home to unrivalled biodiversity, and fascinating cultures. A trip is well worth the effort, but what are the most impressive attractions? Check out the top four things to do in the Peruvian Amazon...
10 not-so-typical things to do on vacation in New Zealand. Yes, Milford Sound makes this list... But so does walking on Mars, joining a tribal gathering and capturing a whale... through a lens. Enjoy!
Iceland isn’t very big but it is a country of superlatives. It boasts Europe’s most powerful waterfall, biggest glacier and is the most energy efficient nation in the developed world. However, did you know it is also one of the most expensive countries of the world? It’s currently number five! Our Iceland itineraries offer outstanding value for money – so you get the most out of your vacation in this exceptional destination.
Peru is a hotspot when it comes to international cuisine, the centre of a gastronomic revolution. With some of the best fusion cuisine in the world, in Peru you will find Andean delicacies and criolla traditions with unique Asian and European twists. Where are the best places to go to check out the action? Take a look at our list of some of the best restaurants in Lima and Cusco.
Our love affair with the Galapagos Islands began well over a decade ago, when the team at Active Adventures began running adventure travel trips in this neck of the woods. We now bring our collective experience to you, and highlight what we call, ‘The Seven Wonders of the Galapagos Islands.’
The Galapagos Islands and wildlife are synonymous – you can't really mention one, without referring to the other. Here you'll learn about 7 of the most interesting creatures to be found in the Galapagos Islands.
My flight was booked! My dream of hiking the Inca Trail, and walking through the sun gate to Machu Picchu was finally becoming a reality. But then, the reality hit me. I have never done an overnight hike before! What do I pack? How do I get into shape? Is it safe?
Peru has so many ancient ruins, villages imbued with an infusion of ancient and modern Incan tradition, mixed with a melting pot of Colonial and pre- Spanish Peruvian culture.
Peruvian food has a long and storied history and has drawn influences from all over the world. Besides the cuisine's strong indigenous influence, Peruvian food includes many aspects of Spanish, Chinese, and West African cuisines, among others. But enough talk! Let's take a look...
It's a real shame that Starbucks was allowed to set up shop in Queenstown. If that isn't a hint as to the bias of this article, I'll make it even clearer...
Angelus Hut on the edge of Lake Angelus in Nelson Lakes National Park