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Travel Bloggers Top Travel Places in the World To Visit

When you start researching your best places in the world to visit, where do you start?  Are you looking for the most beautiful places in the world to visit? Or are you looking for fun places to go or the best vacation spots in the country, city or on an island? We reached out to 50 international Travel Bloggers to ask for their recommendations on where the best...

Amazing Cusco

Walk See Eat Sleep in Cusco and Repeat

“Already breathless” and we had just landed in Cusco, Peru.  We had arrived two weeks early to acclimatize for our four day  Machu Picchu trek.  At 3,400m above sea level, you could expect to feel lightheaded,  with sudden onset of headaches, nausea and lethargy expected but for Duncan to get it 5 minutes after landing was a bit of a worry.    ...

Buenos Aires Free Walking Tour

Free Walking Tour Buenos Aires

It was Good Friday in Buenos Aires and we had arrived the day before on an overnight bus from the Iguazu Falls.  The sun was shining and we couldn’t wait to explore this city that we had heard so much about from other travellers.   Astonishingly, we found a Free Walking Tour that was happening, even on one of the most important religious holidays! After walking...

Free Walking Tour Santiago Chile

Free Walking Tour Santiago Chile

Santiago in Chile was our first experience of a Free Walking Tour.  Since that first tour, we have been hooked!  If there is a Free Walking Tour in a City it is usually the first thing we do. We learn so much and we enjoy the snippets of information that the guides share with you. We get a personal viewpoint on the city from a local’s point of view. Have you...

Where we were attacked by wild dogs

Attacked by Wild Dogs in Argentina

Who would have thought we would be attacked by wild dogs in Argentina! Dealing with wild dogs had not been included in our top #101 rules of travelling in safety: no night time buses no arriving into bus stations after midnight no plans on how we were going to get to our accommodation Mendoza, Argentina was beckoning us.  We enjoy wine tasting and as we were in...

5 Things to do in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands had long been on our bucket list.  We spent a week there in May 2015, spending two nights on San Cristobal Island and then taking a water ferry for USD30 per person across to Santa Cruz Island. Here are 5 of many things that you can do on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos Islands. 1. Meet the locals of San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands:...

Trekking a Volcano on Ometepe Island

It was a tough trek up Volcano Maderas on Ometepe Island.  Much tougher than we had expected. Volcano Maderas, part of the ring of fire volcanos around the Pacific, is located on Ometepe Island in Nicaragua. There are two volcanos on the island, but Maderas is the dormant one and sits lower at 1394m. Unlike her taller sister  Volcano Concepcion to the north, which...

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