Category Archives: Travel

Oh, You Count Countries, Do You?

Like the ongoing debate as to whether you’re a traveller or a tourist, others also debate whether counting countries has value or is a shallow pursuit. For those days do count countries, does stepping foot out of an airport count? Maybe spending a night?  Are you really seeing a country if you fly from point […]

Hiking Laguna Humantay – Cusco: More Than Machu Picchu

Cusco is known across the world as the gateway to Machu Picchu, the most iconic of all the Inca sites.  With so much to see in this region, those skipping through whilst only visiting the Lost City of the Incas are only tapping the surface of what’s on offer.   Join us as we explore many of […]

Three Months on the Road in South America – Brazil, Bolivia, Chile & Peru

Machu Picchu Peru

Another month in South America is behind us and for the life of me, I don’t know where the time’s going! As we have in previous months, this post is designed to give you a summary of our recent adventures and help those of you considering a similar trip plan your route and budget. We’re […]

EcoCamp Patagonia – Reviewing Torres del Paine’s Bucket-List Glamping

With the Towers piercing the dawning sky and the wild Patagonian winds swirling around, there’s no better place to be curled up in Torres del Paine than at EcoCamp.  Recently we had the pleasure of staying at this incredible property in an equally incredible part of the world.  Having read countless reviews online it was […]

The Best of the Falkland Islands – A Guide to the Outer Islands

The Falkland Islands are home to some of the rarest beauty in the world. This Southern archipelago, also known simply as the Falklands, is made up of over 700 islands in total, most of which remain untouched by human presence. However, the few that are inhabited welcome visitors with open arms.  There, you’ll find locals that are […]

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 […]

The Base of the Towers – The Jewel in Torres Del Paine’s Crown

Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia offers a number of world-class hikes to travellers keen to brave the elements. The most famous (and challenging) walk in the national park, the Base de las Torres (Base of the Towers) offers spectacular views amongst some of the most incredible natural scenery in the world. We took up the challenge […]

Day Two of the W Trek – Conquering the French Valley

With our first full day hike in Torres del Paine behind us we slowly rolled out of ‘bed’ (if you can call a sleeping bag, ground mat and a lumpy jumper-come-pillow a bed) and psyched ourselves up for day two out on the trails. Being our first experience of multi-day hikes, the need to pour […]

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 […]

Food Tours – The Key to Every New City

Having recently eaten our way through Catalonia’s capital with Devour Barcelona we talked with some friends who had never considered joining a food tour.  It was at that stage that we realised just how accustomed we’ve become to scoping out a new city (and it’s local culinary delights) by exploring its food!  If you’ve never been […]

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 […]