Amazon adventure

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We were in the jungle, in the dark when our guide Miguel asked us to turn our torches off. The humidity was intense and the noise was deafening with frogs, crickets, more birds than I can name and the frightening wail of the howler monkey.

That was just one moment of our four days in the Amazon rain forest.


Campercar conversion

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When Helene and I were heading back to Scotland after eight months of nomadic freedom we knew we’d need to bring some of that lifestyle home, so we bought a Citroen Berlingo.


Saving for a trip

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Are you thinking about quitting your job, packing a bag and heading off to see all of the places you’ve always dreamed of seeing? Raising the cash to do it might seem quite daunting but it’s a hell of a lot easier when you make a plan, here’s how….


Bus it – Mindo to Mompiche

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If you’ve read any of our other blogs you’ll know we tend to veer away from the easy to get to and head for the difficult to find places with no information on how to get there. Well, Mompiche was no exception.


How to see The Galapagos on a budget

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Everyone dreams of visiting an island with turquoise lagoons, white sandy beaches and endless wildlife.┬áBut the archipelagos that first inspired Charles Darwin’s theories on evolution and natural selection have long held the reputation of being expensive and unobtainable for most.


12 Reasons I fell in love with The Galapagos

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Galapgos love

Less than an hour after our plane landed on Isla San Cristobal we were walking along the soft white sands of Playa Mann, completely surrounded by sea lions!


Things I Won’t Miss About South America

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As the sun sets on our time in Latin America, I find myself reflecting on our five month adventure. I’ll cherish the memories of trekking through the Andes, snowboarding down a volcano, swimming with turtles and river tubing through a cloud forest. But I have to admit there are some things I’ll be glad to see the back of!


Survival Series – Chile

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Surviving Chile

After visiting Peru and Bolivia we were quite proud of our grasp of the Spanish language. That is until until we crossed the border into Chile and they knocked us back down a peg or two. The language is just one aspect of how this stunning country is one of a kind.