Patagonia: Hiking The W (Torres del Paine, Chile)

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In April 2017, my dream came true – I embarked on a journey to Patagonia, aiming to hike the famous W in Torres del Paine National Park (Chile).

I was joined by three friends – Eeva Makinen @eevamakinen, Daniel Taipale @dansmoe and Hannes Becker @hannes_becker – with whom I’ve had a lot of inspiring backpacking adventures in the past.

We all were so stoked to go on this 120 km and 8-day hike through one of the most beautiful places on earth!

Our adventure started with a 29-hour trip to the small airport Punta Arenas in Chile.Continue Reading

Wellington: A Month In New Zealand

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Mount Taranaki view

Wellington, the capital, is a bustling, modern city but has a super chilled atmosphere.

It is a great place to hang around for a while, enjoy the food, local spots and also get a bit of hiking done in between!

Being surrounded by ocean and mountains Wellington has a perfect balance between city life and easy access to the outdoors!Continue Reading

A ​Backpacker’s ​Cheap Travel Guide ​to Bali

Bali is the closest thing to paradise i have ever experienced.

You see it blasted all over Instagram and probably have rolled your eyes once or twice when you scroll past yet another photo of the Gili Island beach swings for the millionth time, but it has a certain draw to it.

Personally, I was drawn in by the colors.

Every single photo I saw, Bali looked like the greenest, bluest, and most tropical place i have ever seen, and of course I was hooked.Continue Reading

105 Essential Travel Tips Every Solo Wanderluster Must Know

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Traveling should be an inspiring and magical experience but if you’re stepping outside of your comfort zone it can seem daunting and of course there are many things that can go wrong.

In the time that has passed since I hit the road with everything I owned in one bag I have learned many lessons…for a start the bag has drastically reduced in size!

There are lots of ways to truly enrich your experience and avoid potential problems.

So, I’ve compiled the ultimate list of travel hints and tips that will help to avoid those pitfalls and it will assist you in getting the most out of any journey.Continue Reading

Auckland’s Hidden Gems Guide: A Month In New Zealand

Have you ever dreamed of traveling in New Zealand? Yes? Then you’ve struck gold by reading this!

Before I share my story with you from New Zealand here is a highlights video showing what you can expect to see if you follow some of my tips!

You also get to learn a little more about myself in this 4-part article series across New Zealand that I have written for you budding travelers and Azedo.

I never thought I’d be off to New Zealand in winter. I’m an adventure and outdoor lifestyle photographer based in Europe.

When the opportunity arose to travel and shoot images for tourism boards in New Zealand over the course of a month, I quickly said yes and started planning all the breathtaking places I wanted to visit.

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Tulum Guide: Love Letters from Mexico

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“I am not coming home.”

That is what I thought to myself the moment that I felt the salty Caribbean breeze run through me.

Talk about a serious wanderlust fulfillment.

To say the least, Tulum is a magical place.

Pack your bag, leave the heels and dress shoes at home, read this guide, and prepare yourself to relax…Continue Reading

Comparing The Most Popular Cheap Hotel Booking Sites: My Review (January, 2018)

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The online hotel booking business is huge, and there is a constant stream of new sites all claiming to be the best.

It’s all very well being able to save money, but if you have to spend several hours searching different sites then it may feel like it wasn’t worth the saving.

With this in mind, I have completed an analysis of the most popular sites available as of January 2018.

There are lots of factors that people need to consider when choosing a meta search engine, and I’ve tried to cover all of those with a range of searches and result criteria so that we can see if different services work best for different needs.Continue Reading