Author: Rick Carassai

Colca Canyon Earthquake

There have been earthquakes near the Colca Canyon and trekkings have been cancelled. There have been many aftershocks since, and as a result, it’s not possible to safely get into the canyon right now....

What is the HOLI Festival?

Also known as the Colours Festival, the Holi Festival is a Hindu religious celebration that brings the Winter season to a close and welcomes the arrival of Spring. Principally, it is celebrated in India,...

Bolivia: Oruro Carnival Guide

Today, March 3rd 2015, on the stark altiplano region of Bolivia, 3.7015 metres above sea level, takes place one of the biggest Andean Festival in Bolivia, the Oruro Carnival. Oruro was a mining town...

A Guide to Backpacking through Europe

Europe is without a doubt one of the most travelled places on the planet. With its amount of amazing landscapes, art and culture, together with open borders, backpacking through Europe, the smallest of continents,...

Volunteer while Travelling

Participating in a volunteer program while travelling is a fantastic option to extend your trip while enjoying the chance to give something back to the local communities that have welcomed you and taught you...