South America – it’s bigger than you think. There are jungles, rainforest, pampas, pulsating cities, knock-out beaches and lots of Spanish spoken too.

Hiking Machu Picchu: What You Need To Pack – Equipment List

Hiking Machu Picchu: What You Need To Bring

A guide to packing your gear for a hiking the Inca trail of Machu Picchu

Congratulations on finally booking that hiking trip along the Inca trail! If you’re reading this, it means that you’ve […]

Fun Travel Post Alert – Keep Calm And Find Your Gap in Bolivia


Afternoon Everyone,

You’ve all seen the Keep Calm posters, originally created as a piece of governmental communication to keep British anxiety levels under control and boost morale as World War 2 beckoned in 1939. Well, they also make for a pretty […]

Getting Yourself Organised for Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail

Organising your trip to Machu Picchu

A trip to Machu Picchu really is a once in a lifetime experience. Although called the lost city of Peru, Machu Picchu was never really lost as the local population knew of its existence high […]

South America’s Most Popular Non-Olympic Sports – Beyond Rio 2016

South America’s Most Popular Non-Olympic Sports
Following the disappointment of the World Cup for many of South America’s football elite, the party in Rio now looks towards preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games. For those considering travelling to South America, The […]

The Marvels of Incan Architecture – Earthquake Proof Construction

Leaning against the stone wall at the foot of what was once an Inca palace in Cusco, posing for a photograph like millions of tourist before me, I notice how the huge rocks fit together along five or more sides. […]

Salto is Uruguay’s Second City and it’s a Ghost Town?

Salto, Uruguay –More than a Stopover En Route to Iguazu

Despite its diminutive size, Salto is actually the second most populous city in Uruguay. A quiet area on the banks of the Rio Uruguay, the city is occupied by around 100,000 […]

Top Casinos to Visit When Travelling in South America

For anyone wishing to take a holiday in South America, there are many different countries from which you can choose to visit. The smallest country in South America is Suriname and while it is not as well-known as some larger […]

Personal Highlights of a Trip to Bolivia

Random holiday destination I know, but that’s what makes it exciting.  Unconventional adds to the magic in my book! Three years ago BC (before children) we chose Bolivia as our holiday destination.

Personal highlights of the trip included two days in […]

Top Honeymoon Destinations

Considering that your honeymoon is going to be one of the most romantic and memorable times of your life, why wouldn’t you celebrate it in style?

Still, you don’t want to go to a place where everyone else spends their honeymoon. […]

Leishmaniasis From Ilha Grande, Brazil – My Experience

My wife and I had been travelling for a total of 2 years in some pretty remote places which included the Amazon Rainforest, jungle of Borneo, Outback Australia and “off the tourist route” parts of Bolivia, Peru and Argentina.  We […]