Felicity and Marco, the Thinking Nomads have visited over 60 countries since 2005. Their blog is packed full of travel advice, experiences, and inspiration. At the same time they explore alternative ways to live and work, moving toward that coveted achievement of sustainable travel.
I was fortunate to come into contact with them after reading about their epic, 6490m engagement at the top of Mount Illimani, Bolivia. While I took a month off from hiking after climbing Huayna Potosi, these two decided that oxygen is overrated and summited their next peak, 402m higher, just five days later.
Felicity and Marco have recently hosted an article on their blog about my recent trip through Peru, “Backpacking in South America with Dan.” Here’s an excerpt from the article:
My recent backpacking adventure through South America opened my eyes to a new way of life and has truly changed my focus moving forward. Aside from changing the way I plan to travel in the future (slower, with purpose), the experience has inspired me to write about my travels in hopes of making a positive impact on less fortunate places…
…The plan was to follow the “Gringo trail” down the coast, inland to Arequipa, and finish in Cusco with a trek to Machu Picchu. From there I would slow down and find a place to volunteer, maybe teaching English near the beaches of Huanchaco. Surely one city would establish itself as the obvious spot to settle, right?…
Visit the Thinking Nomads blog to read the full article, Backpacking in South America with Dan, along with some other incredible travel tips and experiences.
As I work to grow the blog and increase publicity to featured causes, every bit helps. A big cheers to Felicity and Marco for their support!