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Josh Hewitt

Avid traveler and photographer who loves to see new places, meet new people, and experience new things. There is so much this world can teach us, we just need to explore!
The Ultimate Guide to Hiking the Inca Trail

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu is one of this world’s greatest hikes for explorers and adventurers.  Since the world became reacquainted with Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail following its rediscovery by Hiram Bingham in 1911, adventurers, academics, and world explorers have been flocking to Peru to hike the trail each year.  Machu Picchu was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983, and then declared one of the world’s New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.  This has only increased the popularity of Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail.  This has led to an increase in the number of visitors to the area from in the low 100,000’s in the 1980s to over 1.2 million visitors a year today.

The 15 Most Amazing World Festivals to Attend

The 15 Most Amazing World Festivals to Attend

One of the biggest joys of travel is being able to learn about other cultures.  Thru our travels, we get to see how other people live, what customs they have, what foods they typically eat, where they live, and how they celebrate life.  I like to say you can learn a lot about the culture of a place by walking thru its markets and by observing its festivals or celebrations. There are some great world heritage festivals around the globe and some of this world’s best festivals are huge attractions for tourists.

The Top 2018 Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers

The Top 2018 Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers

If you have a travel enthusiast on your shopping list, I have put together some unique and creative ideas of some gifts that you can surprise them with this holiday season.  These are gifts that they can use as they trek around the globe, get some inspiration for their next big adventure, or use to keep the memories of their recent travels fresh in their memory.  If you know someone who loves to travel, these gifts should put a big smile on their face this holiday season!

50 Signs You Might be a Travel Addict

50 Signs You Might be a Travel Addict

We have all heard the terms before.  Wanderlust, the travel bug, nomads, vagabonds, wayfarers, drifters, and globetrotters.  All of these terms are used to describe, to a varying extent, people who suffer from one thing in particular, and that is an addiction to traveling.  Once the travel bug bites you, it is a very hard thing to let go.  The excitement that one can get from traveling to new places and experiencing and learning new things can give you a rush and fulfillment that leaves you craving for more-and-more.

The Art of Travel Photography – Machu Picchu Photography Guide

The Art of Travel Photography – Machu Picchu Photography Guide

Machu Picchu is both an architectural marvel and a stunning piece of artwork wrapped up into one iconic travel destination.  Considered one of the new wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is one of South America’s, if not the world’s, most recognizable places.  Because of its beauty, tourists flock to Machu Picchu each year to get a glimpse of it first hand and to try and capture its essence in photographs.  However, capturing this beautiful place in photographs is not without its challenges.

Everything You Need to Know to Visit the Galápagos Islands

Everything You Need to Know to Visit the Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands is one of this world’s top tourist destinations.  Every year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to this island archipelago off the coast of South America to enjoy the beautiful vistas, interact with the diverse and amazing wildlife, and to scuba dive and snorkel in one of the world’s richest marine environments.  The Galápagos Islands are truly one of this world’s greatest treasures and something that everyone should see in their lifetime.

The Ultimate Galápagos Islands Wildlife Guide

The Ultimate Galápagos Islands Wildlife Guide

The Galápagos Islands are one of this world’s most famous, and alluring, wildlife destinations.  Ever since Charles Darwin visited the islands and documented the diversity of wildlife and wrote his theory of Evolution, people have been flocking to the islands to get a first-hand look at this amazing ecosystem.  Not only do the Galápagos Islands have a staggering array of marine wildlife in its waters, but there are also a wide variety of birds, reptiles, and mammals found on the islands themselves.



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