Category Archives: South America

Vibrant, varied and exciting, the South American continent offers travellers so much.  Having spent six months travelling throughout Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, we’re lucky to have experienced much of these incredible countries first-hand and are pleased to be able to share our thoughts with you!

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 […]

Day One of the W Trek – Rain, Wind Gusts, Sub-Zero Camping & Lots of Smiles!

Stretching across two countries, Patagonia is as massive as it is impressive; it’s almost overwhelmingly so, covering almost half of Chile and a third of Argentina.  For an area with such vast landmass though, the lack of people is incredibly obvious and to be frank, refreshing. Though Patagonia envelops such a large area, there’s one […]

A Month on the Road in South America – Chile and Argentina

As hard as it is to believe, it’s been a month since we left New Zealand for the start of our big South American adventure! On one hand, time has raced by but on the other, we’ve started to find our feet here, making new friends and experiencing all sorts of amazing things.  Unfortunately, we […]

Pucón – The Home of Adventure in Chile (and our new favourite hostel!)

Sitting under the shadow of Volcan Villarrica (one of South America’s most active volcanoes) and on the shore of one of many lakes in the area, Pucón is a relatively small town in Chile that packs a massive punch. This gorgeous spot is known as the adventure capital of Chile and offers the perfect combination […]

Valparaíso: Chile’s Painted City on the Sea

“Valparaíso, how absurd you are…you haven’t combed your hair, you’ve never had time to get dressed, life has always surprised you.” – Pablo Neruda Valparaiso is colourful, vivacious, chaotic and a little surreal.  It’s grungy, a little wild and the life of the party.  Only 115km from Santiago though, this port-town has to be seen to […]

Rockhoppers to Reindeers – A Wildlife Guide to the Falklands

With more penguins than people and an island named after the sea lions that amass on its shores, the Falkland Islands are a wildlife destination like no other. If there’s one thing that draws people from all over the world to visit the Falkland Islands, it’s the impressive array of wildlife that calls the southern […]

A Practical Guide to Visiting the Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands remain a real untouched gem in the South Atlantic Ocean.  A true nature lovers paradise, wildlife enthusiasts will be in their element in this southern archipelago. If you’re well versed on the top reasons for visiting the Falklands, no doubt you’ll be wanting to book a trip there for yourself! But before […]

10 Reasons to Visit the Falkland Islands – A Surprising Delight

Have you heard of the Falkland Islands? An archipelago of over 700 islands located off the coast of South America, with more penguins than people and a feeling of remoteness that can only be found in the farthest reaches of the world? If the Falklands aren’t already on your radar then I’m here to tell you […]

These Kiwis are Off Exploring – Nathan and Sarah’s Next Six Months of Adventures

Incase you missed the memo, we’re moving on from Abu Dhabi in June. The last almost-two years have been amazing, eye-opening and of course, at times, challenging.  We wouldn’t change it for the world though.  We’ve loved emersing ourselves in a new culture, connecting with like-minded people, having the opportunity to travel more and jumping […]

The Beginners Guide to Rio Carnival – Everything You Need to Know

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Bedazzled samba dancers parade through the streets, drunken revellers party until the early hours, vendors throw sweet caipirinhas into heaving crowds and a mass of beautiful people dance and sing their way late into the hot summer nights.  If you haven’t heard of Rio Carnival, let me introduce you… Carnival is celebrated in towns and […]