Travel Advice

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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 […]

Pete & Antie on a volcano in Pucon

Top Tips for Staying Safe in South America 

Before coming to South America we had heard multiple horror stories of muggings by gunpoint, robberies on bus journeys, scams and abduction. Of course, scams and robberies do happen. They can happen anywhere in the world. This isn’t something to put you off or to worry about when you travel. […]

Antie taking a photo at Iguazu

Our Top Free Travel Apps

Whilst we’ve been exploring South America, we have come to depend on a small handful of great apps. Some directly aimed at travellers and others that are more general. Before you head off on your next travel adventure, we would definitely recommend installing these apps to help you along the […]

Storm clouds rolling in over Cusco

Best Places to Eat in Cusco

We spent two weeks in Cusco over Christmas and New Year’s Eve and ate out. A lot. Cusco is home to hundreds of great restaurants where you can find everything from traditional Peruvian cuisine, western food (to satisfy any pesky cravings) and great veggie options. Here are our top recommendations […]

Antie on the Salt Flats in Bolivia

Travelling to South America with IBS

Travelling around South America for seven months has been a new challenge for my intrepid but rather unpredictable bowels. Having explored Asia extensively I felt prepared for this new challenge but equally nervous about my stomach’s reaction – how would it cope with the exotic foods, new bugs, altitude complications […]

View of valley from Salento

How to Spend a Month in Colombia

Colombia – a country once known solely for its bloody, cocaine-fuelled years, but now better known for salsa, football and its wonderful people, has experienced an incredible resurgence over the past 20 years and is firmly on the South America backpacker trail. No longer under the drug lord Pablo Escobar’s corrupt reign of […]