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After realising the most economical – and most awesome – path back to New Zealand would lead me towards Europe for the first time in my life it forced me to make decisions on where to go and what to see on this whistle-stop tour. After three months logging serious kilometres on buses around South America I was over the idea of any time consuming or overnight travel, so my soft play… Read More

In line with other video updates, I’ll keep the copy to a minimum: Here’s a highlight reel from the Salar de Uyuni (Salt Flats) trip, which went from Uyuni, Bolivia to San Pedro, Chile. This three-day; two-night trip is a massive highlight on my South American adventure and the Salt Flats themselves were a catalyst to me deciding to head south and not north six weeks ago, and after this experience, I know… Read More

After three plus months on the road there are a few packing decisions I’m very happy I made and a couple others I wish I could do-over. Pati Valley, Chapada Diamantina Brasil. A post shared by Will Stew (@willstew) on Jun 12, 2014 at 9:50am PDT My original South American plan was significantly more logical than what’s eventuated. After our Gringo Trail of Peru my plan was to keep going north to… Read More

After an incredible two months in Brazil it was time to switch coasts for a whirlwind trip of Peru with a crew from BC. After confirming my trip to South America in January we decided July/August would be a perfect opportunity to all catch up  for an adventure – something that’s hard now that we live in Auckland, Vancouver, Red Deer, and Halifax. A post shared by Will Stew (@willstew) on Jul 22, 2014 at… Read More

After a few weeks in Brazil spent exclusively in beach towns/cities Tim and I decided it was worth a quick trip to inland Bahia prior to the World Cup kick off. We left the rest of the lads in Recife for Salvador by plane, then caught a 7 hour bus to a town called Lençois. Once known around the world for its diamond mining the town now relies almost exclusively on tourism… Read More