How To Hike The Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu Without A Guide

Can you hike the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu without a guide or tour? Absolutely! Hiking the Salkantay Trek without a guide was something I didn’t know was possible when I arrived in Cusco. I was aware that the famous Inca Trail without a guide was impossible so I figured that any trails leading [...]

Kawah Ijen Without a Tour

Once I saw how easy it was to watch the sunrise over Mt. Bromo without a tour (read my post here), I figured Kawah Ijen without a tour could be done just as easily. The two are usually packaged together in a three day, two night uncomfortable and sleepless package of tourist-crammed outlooks. I think [...]

Mount Bromo Without a Tour: Spectacular Sunrise

Mount Bromo without a tour Tours are nice for people who have little time or don't want to deal with the adventure of finding their own way. Of course, there are acceptations, but the Mount Bromo sunrise is not one of them. (And Mount Ijen too!) If you would like to spend countless hours [...]

The Cameron Highlands: Cool Off and Relax

To escape the blistering heat and concrete jungle of Kuala Lumpur, I hopped on the first bus heading north to the Cameron Highlands. The Cameron Highlands is an extensive hill station about the size of Singapore with jungle, mountains and the main attraction, tea plantations. The cool mountain temperatures make this destination nice for relaxing [...]