Maggie in LATAM

Maggie Wilson Travel Expert

Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

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Fuelled by her passion for wildlife and landscape photography, Maggie made the most of long university holidays by doing various trips across SE Asia, Australasia and Latin America.

After completing her studies in Fashion Buying and Merchandising at the University of Manchester she began working within the Raw Materials department at Sweaty Betty. After a few years of working here, she left her job to organise a trip through Central America. This reignited her love of Latin America and sparked a new career path, bringing her to Journey Latin America.

What Is Your Favourite


I would have to say Salar De Uyuni in Bolivia, although it was possibly the coldest I’ve ever been in my life. The vast, unique landscape, interesting salt-brick buildings, colourful lakes and incredible sunsets completely won me over.


The best place I’ve stayed is Casa Elemento nestled in the mountains above Minca. It stood out to me as there is a giant hammock which juts out over the green mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Not only do you have spectacular views, but the peace & tranquillity up there is magnificent.


As someone who loves trekking, I found the 4-day Santa Cruz trek in Northern Peru to be an unforgettable experience. Although it was a personal challenge battling with the altitude, the scenery in this area is unforgettable and waking up surrounded by nature every day was wonderful.

Top Travel Tip

Try to allow enough time to truly immerse yourself in the areas you visit. The temptation is always to fit as much in as you can, but from personal experience I’ve found myself regretting not giving one destination the time it deserves.

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Top Packing Tip

SPF! SPF! SPF! Even on cloudy, colder days I found the sunburn made a surprise appearance. I discovered it was quite hard to find in Latin America, and when I did it was very expensive!

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