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Grey Glacier

20 Things to know before trekking in Torres del Paine

In April 2017 we completed the eight-day full circuit O Trek in Torres del Paine. It is probably one of the most famous national parks in the world and often considered the jewel of Chilean Patagonia. Known for its soaring granite towers, bright blue lakes and vast glaciers, it is […]

A driftwood covered beach in the Beagle Channel

A Guide to Visiting Ushuaia

I used to work for a travel agent and when sat in a stuffy office in London, typing the airport IATA code USH into the system always provoked a pang of jealousy disproportionate to any other. There was something about the idea of travelling to the most southern city in […]

The start of the O Trek

Ten Reasons Why You Should Do the O Full Circuit over the W trek in Torres del Paine

I, Antie, must admit, I took a little bit of persuasion from Pete to undertake the eight-day O trek in Torres del Paine. I was concerned about carrying our backpacks for that length of time and also whether my fitness levels were up to the challenge but I could not […]

Towel elephant!

Eight Travel ‘Luxuries’ That Keep You Sane On the Road

Travel is, fairly obviously, a luxury in and of itself. There are, however, little luxuries you encounter while travelling that make a huge difference, particularly if you are travelling longer term, or on a budget. Often you may not have even noticed them, but rather the absence of them on […]

Birds in the Amazon

Animals in the amazon

Those of you who know us, read our blog and follow us on social media, are probably aware that we (well, mainly me, Antie) are a little bit animal obsessed. I was that crazy kid who ran after dogs in the park, hugged every cat in sight and traumatised hamsters. […]

Colca Canyon

How to Spend One Month in Peru

Peru is one of those magical places that ever since I was a child I’ve been completely fascinated by. I can’t believe it’s taken me until the age of 29 to get there but we finally I made it and it certainly lived up to all my expectations. We came into […]