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South America , Suriname
Travel to Suriname and venture deep into the Suriname jungle. Visiting a rural Amazon community is an unmissable thing to do in Suriname. Meet monkeys, toucans, snakes, piranhas and learn a...
South America , Suriname
So you are heading to Suriname? You will be visiting one of the least travelled countries in the world! Most people don’t even know where Suriname is. Whilst many flock to Brazil (or Colom...
Colombia , South America
Colombia is an incredibly beautiful country. Once only really known internationally for cocaine, coffee and civil war, Colombia has turned itself around. It is now dismantling its negative r...
Colombia , South America
Arví Park is a picturesque national park set in the mountains near Medellin. The journey there is spectacular in itself. It involves a 15 minute cable car ride up the mountain and over the...
Colombia , South America
It’s a long way from Pereira to Jardín. But Jardin is worth it, I promise you. We ended up in Pereira after doing an epically rainy trek in Los Nevados National Park. It literally ra...
Colombia , South America
Jardín is a truly delightful and vibrant Colombian town, surrounded by lush green mountains. You can spend days (or even weeks) exploring the surrounding countryside, finding beautiful wate...
Colombia , South America
So, you’ve arrived in the mountainous city of Bogota. Congratulations! Bogota sits at 2,640 meters high, and is a vibrant, colourful and interesting city. I spent over a month in Bogotá. ...
Argentina , Chile , South America
High season in Patagonia is November to March. Most people do not consider visiting outside of these times. However, Patagonia during the winter months (in the Southern Hemisphere) is deligh...
Argentina , Brazil , South America
The epic Iguazú waterfalls which span both Argentina and Brazil are world famous and spectacular. We headed to Iguazú falls in July, and they were ridiculously and insanely busy. Here is h...
Chile , South America
Arica, Chile is certainly not the most happening place on Earth. We visited as we wanted to explore Lauca National Park and Arica seemed like a natural stopping off point on the way to Boliv...
Colombia , South America
Pance, Colombia is popular with Cali locals, you won’t find many foreign tourists here. It is a short bus journey (1.5hrs) out of Cali, but feels like a different world. Pance is like a co...
Colombia , South America
Popayán (known as La Ciudad Blanca) is in western Colombia. It’s renowned for its white washed colonial buildings and Easter week parades. There’s so much more to this historic city and...
Argentina , South America
Finding out how to ski in Bariloche was a bit complicated, and took multiple visits to Bariloche tourist information and help from locals. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to successfu...
Chile
For us, La Serena was meant to be merely a stop off point as we made our way up to San Pedro De Atacama from Santiago. We were expecting a dusty South American city, but La Serena offered us...
Travel Tips
When we did the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, someone almost died. Our friend, a trainee doctor, saved a guys life who was extremely sick from the altitude. The door to his room in the guestho...
Travel Tips
When it comes to travel safety and security, most people are largely concerned about keeping personal items safe. We all worry about our phones, cameras and wallets, and usually take precaut...
Travel Tips
So you’ve booked to go travelling. Now you are rearing to head off on your big adventure. In the back of your mind, you are a little scared though. What if something bad happens? How c...
Travel Tips
Travelling is great, in fact it is bloody fantastic! However, unfortunately sometimes things go wrong and when that happens it can feel pretty crap. Missed flight connections can cause you h...
Travel Tips
You know those ATMs in pubs or corner shops in the UK that charge you sh*t loads to take your money out? You tend to avoid them am I right? Well, when travelling many ATMs do this. You can e...
Argentina , South America
Fancy visiting El Chalten in winter? It’s certainly an experience. In this blog we share must-read advice on visiting this scenic little town in the chilly Argentinian winter. For us ...
Paraguay , South America
Are you in Iguazú and fancy popping over to Paraguay for a few days? Well, here is the complete guide on how to get from Argentina to Paraguay, or more specifically Iguazú to Encarnacion....
Travel Tips
Although travel can give you a break from real life, many of you won’t catch a break from mother nature’s monthly gift, even when you are in a far flung place having the time of your lif...
Travel Tips , Travel Water Filters
A travel water filter needs to be the right type for you and remove the nasties that make you sick. Guess what? Most water filters for travelling (even the famous ones!) do not take out viru...
Travel Tips , Travel Water Filters
Should you get a Lifestraw or a Sawyer travel water filter? How about neither? Some popular water filters didn’t make our top 5 travel water filters and you might be wondering why, wel...