My New e-Book: The Backpacker’s Guide to the Inca Trail by Jonny Blair

I’m delighted to release my latest e-Book, The Backpackers Guide to the Inca Trail! Back in 2010 I hiked the real Inca Trail in Peru and it was always my dream to release a book about it to help others interested in doing the popular hike. The book is a detailed 102 page guide to hiking the Inca Read more about My New e-Book: The Backpacker’s Guide to the Inca Trail by Jonny Blair[…]

machu picchu

Peru For Less! Gotta Love the Inca Trail…

  If you’ve followed me on my YouTube Channel, you’ll know how much I love to make random “on the road videos” (almost 5,000 travel videos since 2007!) well today I got reminiscing about the Inca Trail (I did it back in 2010) and came across a cool site in Peru/ South America. A bit Read more about Peru For Less! Gotta Love the Inca Trail…[…]

Machu Picchu at Christmas

How To Spend Christmas Day As A Traveller

Christmas Day was a special time for me when I was younger. Always off school or work, always getting together with the family, always giving and receiving presents. However since I upped and left Northern Ireland a decade ago, my lifestyle of travel has taken over at Christmas. Christmas time for me has seen me Read more about How To Spend Christmas Day As A Traveller[…]

Travel Myths Busted: Part 3 – The Fake Inca Trail

What? There’s a ‘FAKE’ Inca Trail?? Yes, there is and every single day unaware travellers sign up for it and do it without even knowing. I’m here to tell you how to make sure you do the real Inca Trail, which let’s be honest is what you want to do. You want four days of Read more about Travel Myths Busted: Part 3 – The Fake Inca Trail[…]

Inca Trail Day 4 Part 3: “The Final Triumphant Descent”

And so on Christmas morning 2010 in the Peruvian mountains with a sky of cloud, mist and rain I lived out one of my lifelong dreams – to visit Machu Picchu. This part of the trail was by far the best. Simply because it was the last part, or as it has been so eloquently Read more about Inca Trail Day 4 Part 3: “The Final Triumphant Descent”[…]

Inca Trail Day 4 Part 2: Intipunku/Sun Gate

Dave and I walked most of this bit together, from the Winay Wayna Guard Post to Intipunku. I don’t remember much of it, other than there were a few gentle climbs and generally everyone just wanted to speed onwards. Indeed I don’t remember stopping even for a water break until we reached Intipunku. The reason Read more about Inca Trail Day 4 Part 2: Intipunku/Sun Gate[…]

Inca Trail Day 4 Part 1: Christmas Morning in Winay Wayna

It wasn’t the earliest Christmas Day rise I’ve ever had, but it was one of the coldest and most sublime. It was 5 am at Winay Wayna, Peru. Christmas Morning Breakfast was served in the darkness. I had packed already and was basically ready for my food then the walk… Maria and Damian were already Read more about Inca Trail Day 4 Part 1: Christmas Morning in Winay Wayna[…]