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Backpacking South America: The Best Hostels – Tried and Tested!

Backpacking in South America was one of our all-time travel highlights. We travelled light, said ‘yes’ to as many adventures as possible, made friends to last a lifetime and saw things that we’d only ever dreamed of.  We did all of this whilst travelling on a budget, often sleeping in rooms filled with bunkbeds. Would […]

New Zealand Travel Tips For First-Time Visitors: The Ultimate Guide to Aotearoa

New Zealand is a bucket list destination for many but planning a trip to the bottom of the world is a big task.  It’s for this very reason that having access to a great set of top New Zealand travel tips is essential! As kiwis born and bred, we’re excited to bring you this conclusive […]

Everything You Need to Know About Huangshan: Hike China’s Yellow Mountain

https://www.our3kidsvtheworld.com/how-to-book-tickets-for-the-beijing-to-xian-train/ Huangshan, also known as Yellow Mountain, has been a popular destination in China since the ancient times famed for its uniquely-shaped rocks, incredible pine trees, hot springs and for the phenomena known as the  ‘sea of clouds’. It really looks like something out of Avatar! As transportation has become more convenient, this beautiful gem has […]

A Complete Guide to the Best Tourist Places in Jaipur

The following guide to the best tourist places in Jaipur is brought to you by Charlotte of Our Taste For Life.  Together, Charlotte and Natalie have travelled extensively around Rajasthan, making them experts in this incredible capital city.  If you’re heading to Jaipur, this guide to the best tourist spots is for you! Jaipur is […]

Things to Do in Phi Phi Island – Your Guide to Thailand’s Most Famous Island Paradise

To help you plan your own Thailand island itinerary, we’re pleased to share our recommendations of the very best things to do in Phi Phi Island, thanks to our fabulous guest blogger, Kieren, from Got My Backpack.  An island paradise, this guide will answer all of the questions you have; everything relating to transport, costings, […]

How to Pack Light for South America

Jungle trek Peru

Having spent six months travelling throughout South and North America with only a 40L pack and day bag each, we’ve learnt exactly what’s essential and what’s better left at home.  This no-fuss guide will help you to pack light for your South America travels too! The truth is, in my day-to-day life, I’m a bit […]

Plan the Perfect South America Travel Route – We Don’t Mind if You Pinch Ours!

After months of planning, talking to countless travellers, researching our hearts out and finally spending six months on the road, we’re pleased to be able to share our very own South American travel route. We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to! If you’re headed to South America (specifically Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, […]

Buses in South America: The Ultimate Coach Transport Travel Guide

Buses are a great means of transport throughout South America.  With many benefits and only a few shortcomings, they’re an affordable and reliable option to get you from A to B on this massive continent.  Navigating the bus system isn’t without its share of challenges for foreigners though.  This guide sums up everything we learnt […]

Vietnam Itinerary Ideas: Old-School Photos to Inspire New Adventures

Recently pulling her old-school camera out of storage, Morgan challenged herself to capture the true essence of Vietnam.  There’s something so genuine and authentic about only having the one change to capture a memory, don’t you agree? Check out these fabulous Vietnam itinerary ideas and stay tuned for further posts about Morgan’s incredible visit to […]

Ecuador Island Guide – The Best Galápagos Islands to Visit!

Recently, we returned from the most incredible trip through the Galápagos Islands.  Before our cruise though, we considered many different itineraries whilst on the hunt to find the ‘best’ Galápagos Islands to visit.  Which islands were must-sees?  Was a cruise really the best way to get around?  Hand-on-heart, we believe a cruise is absolutely the […]

Five Months on the Road in South America – Ecuador & Colombia

Our penultimate month in South America (that’s right, five down, only one to go!) was a welcome change from the backpacking we’ve been enjoying for the majority of our trip.  We returned to our Abu Dhabi roots and soaked in the more luxurious side of Ecuador – after all, nobody has the budget for five-star hotels […]

Salento Bus Travel Guide: Bogota to Salento | Salento to Bogota | Medellín to Salento | Salento to Medellín (Updated December 2019)

Getting a bus from Medellín or Bogota to Salento is easy, cheap and relatively comfortable.  With a number of different transport options possible, this guide will talk you through the process of catching either minivans or buses from Medellín to Salento and Bogota to Salento.  And for good measure, we’ve included the journey in reverse […]

Four Months on the Road in South America – Peru & Ecuador

Laguna Churup Huaraz Peru

We’re a little over four months in and a have a little less than two months to go on this massive, diverse continent!  It’s hard to really comprehend just how much we’ve seen but at the same time, the more we speak to other travellers, the more we realise there is to see. With flights […]

Pedra da Gávea – Just How Difficult Is Rio’s Highest Hike?

Just how challenging is the hike to the summit of Pedra da Gávea? On a humid summers day in Rio de Janeiro, we found out firsthand. By now you’d think we were slowly adjusting to all the hiking – we’ve certainly done our fair share of challenging walks in South America. Between making it through […]

Salar de Uyuni Tour, Day 1 – So Much More than a Salt Flat

Uyuni, a remote part of Bolivia, draws tourists into Salar de Uyuni to take all manner of creative, perspective-bending photos of its seemingly never-ending horizon.  Whether in the dry season, when the salt flats crack and splinter, or the wet season, when reflections make it difficult to tell land from sky, there’s much more to […]

The Complete Guide to Paraty, Brazil – Paradise is Only a Bus Ride from Rio!

Perched on the shore of Ponta Grossa, skimming its own privately-accessed beach, Happy Hammock is the perfect spot to forget all of your worries. Here, we spent two nights (which wasn’t nearly enough) checking out what Paraty has to offer and falling asleep in their name-sake hammocks… A visit to these shores is one of […]

Two Months on the Road in South America – Chile, Argentina & Brazil

Another month has been and gone here in South America and with lots of new experiences under our belts, it’s hard to imagine wanting to be anywhere else. If you haven’t been following our travels, here’s a run-down on our route, key expenses and highlights of the last month or so… You’ll find our previous […]

Patagonia by Horseback – The Perfect Alternative to Hiking

Patagonia is a popular destination for nature-lovers to explore by foot but not all are up to hiking over challenging terrain – there’s a reason the term ‘Patagonian flat’ was coined after all! For travellers looking to enjoy the local scenery without having to clamber up and down mountains themselves, horseback riding is a great […]

Practical Tips to Improve Your Travel Photography – They’re easy and effective too!

As the technology that goes into cameras improves, one could be forgiven for thinking that you can just sit back and relax after the photo’s taken, and by all means, you can. Or you can do better without too much effort! If you would like to take your holiday snaps to the next level, we suggest […]

48 Hours in Oslo: An Insider’s Guide to the City’s Quirkiest Spots

It was a rainy and cold day in London when the plane took off – Oslo bound. I belong to a small group of travel enthusiasts who think “if I’m already cold, why not brave colder.” This little mantra rarely disappoints. Armed with a wooly hat, pink gloves and a return Ryanair ticket (which cost […]