Travel Tips

Do's and Don'ts for Travelling

Tips for Planning Your Trip to South America

People often ask me if I’ve been to South America like it’s some outback town with a population of 5 people. Like you just go for a weekend, have a look around, maybe buy a souvenir or two then go home again. South America is a continent, and a big one at that yet...

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Travel By Bus While In Peru

We travelled through the north of Peru in April 2015 and once we figured out that centralized bus stations don’t exist in this country and all information you find on the internet is wrong we had a much easier go of travelling around. Each bus company in Peru (and...

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Modes of Transport from around the world

“But how do I get there?” Strangely this is a question I get asked a lot when helping people plan and book their dream adventures. They have the plane tickets booked and understand they are going to a different country but the follow up thoughts on how to move around...

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Tips for Choosing a Language School Abroad

During all my years of travel I have only ever gone to 2 language schools. One in Central America, one in South America and both to learn Spanish. I have always wanted to learn Spanish ever since I was a little kid listening to the Chilean family who lived across the...

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Jeans? The Ultimate Travel Packing Question

Jeans are the greatest item of clothing ever invented. Full stop white rabbit no returns! I love wearing jeans and when I say love I mean love to the point that when a pair finally wears down to being indecent to continue wearing in public they become my around the...

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12 Common Travel Mistakes

Travel is a great life experience and becoming increasingly more accessible for most people yet there seems to be a lot of confusion about how to actually travel. The internet is filled with horror stories of trips gone wrong and while sometimes these are out of our...

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Top 10 Adventure Destinations

An adventure is an experience or activity that is something unusual, exciting and typically hazardous. People often use the term when exploring unknown territory where there is an uncertain outcome and these days it’s big business in the travel industry. It seems...

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Top 3 ways to combat Homesickness

Homesick. What is it anyway and why do we get it? Some people get it and they haven't even left their own country or home town yet and some people like me, who don’t even have a home, get it while in some far flung corner of the globe. It affects everyone differently...

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Border Crossing – Costa Rica to Nicaragua and back

"I’m sorry!" This is what I wanted to yell out to people as I paraded past them to the front of the line. Instead I kept my head down, avoided eye contact and tried to look as remorseful as possible. Admitting my guilt and feeling bad about it did little to help my...

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How to Pee in the Outdoors

Peeing. It’s something humans do several times a day yet put us anywhere there isn’t access to flushing toilets and we freeze. You want me to go where?!  What about toilet paper? How?! Using the bathroom in the outdoors is a very natural activity and is a skill us...

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Money Bags – How to afford your own adventure

Whenever people find out how much travel I have done and for what durations I don’t work they inevitably get around to asking how I afford to be away for so long (those brave enough to ask anyway). I’ve always found this an odd question as they seem to think there is...

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Packing List for a Bike Trip

Packing for an adventure is a very personal thing. Since this particular adventure involved cycling through Colombia and Ecuador keeping the weight down was the number one priority but there is only so much you can leave behind and still be prepared with the...

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How to prepare for a cycling adventure

In just a few days time a few friends and I will leave Cartagena and start cycling south on our bicycles. For some people this is outside the realm of understanding on why you would possibly even want to do such a thing but for several of you out there it will be...

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Buses in Peru

We travelled through the north of Peru in April 2015 and once we figured out that centralised bus stations don’t exist in this country and all information you find on the internet is wrong we had a much easier go of travelling around. Each bus company in Peru (and...

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Buses in Ecuador

I didn’t know what to expect with Ecuadorian buses as you never hear much about them but I was surprised at the quality of the buses available, their relative cheapness and the condition of the roads they drove on. The bus terminals in all the towns we visited were...

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Buses in Chile

Tur-Bus and Pullman are the two biggest bus companies in Chile and services cover the country. Both are reputable and offer similar services and while you can go to their webpage for prices and scheduling there is no centralised web page or booking service like...

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Buses in Argentina

The main bus company in Argentina is Andesmar which runs services all over the country and was the company I used however there are numerous others to choose from. The best website is www.omnilinease.com which gives you all bus companies and timetables throughout the...

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