Continuing with our ‘We miss San Pancho’ theme, here’s the second half of our Fifty four reasons to love San Pancho list… Read more
San Pedro de Atacama is surrounded by surreal, other-worldy landscapes. In one direction, you can head towards Bolivia’s salt flats and a land of coloured lagoons and striped volcanoes. Travel to Argentina and you’ll pass a mountain of seven colours – or step just outside the town and you’ll find yourself in the Valle de la Luna, named as such because it’s said to look like the moon. Read more
This time last year, our journey was still a dream. I had another couple of months at work, we needed to find tenants for our house and the number 2012 was still synonymous with the Olympics. Now, twelve months later, that number has come to symbolize the year the dream came true.
Choosing to travel was a massive ingredient that helped make 2012 one of the best years of our lives. In our next post, we’ll look at what else helped create that, but today we wanted to celebrate our travel highlights from the past 12 months.
During that time, we’ve been to six countries in South America, as well as separate trips to India, Europe and the US, and now Mexico (which you’ll be hearing a lot more about soon as we’ve fallen for it head over heels). In the meantime, we’re limiting this list to our highlights from South America. Here’s the top 15 in no particular order. Read more
It’s time for my pick of October’s best travel blog posts. Some time spent at TBU and TBEX in September meant I got introduced to a lot of new gems, which is where many of these came from… Read more
Back in July, I received an email from Kate McCulley, better known as Adventurous Kate. She was replying to an email I’d sent, and in it she mentioned an event she and a group of other experienced bloggers were running in September. They were offering a group of new bloggers the chance to stay with them in a villa in Spain and pick their brains on everything blogging. It was an amazing opportunity with one glaring pitfall: I was in Argentina and it was in Europe. Read more
We spent about six weeks in Salta, Argentina and fell in love with its laid-back charm, cobbled streets and terracotta roofs. Practically the whole town closes from 1-5pm – even the surgeons go home to spend time with their families – giving a taste of the pace of life and values of the city. These were our highlights. Read more
Steve laughed at me when I said I was writing a Bridges and Balloons manifesto. “Since when did we get political?” he said. But my understanding of manifesto is different. Read more
We have a winner! Thank you so much to everyone who entered round #47 of Photo Travel Roulette with our theme ‘Excellent Splendour of the Universe’. We’ve really enjoyed hosting it and seeing all the entries come in. There were some brilliant submissions and it was a tricky decision. Counting down from five, these were our favourites. Read more
It’s time for a round-up of our favourite travel blog posts this August. It’s been a hectic and awesome month. We started it in Chile and are ending it in Peru, after three weeks in Bolivia in-between. But amid all that, we did manage to keep up with our reading, and these are the favourites we found. Read more
I’m a complete geek when it comes to finding good places to stay. Cosy, handmade, individual, homely, bohemian and eco-friendly are all words that grab my attention. Add to that a view, a hot tub, privacy, and a good price and I’m definitely sold.
People are always asking me for recommendations and tips on how I find such places so I thought I’d write a series of posts on the best places we’ve ever stayed, as well as some tips on how we find them. I’ll cover hostels, couchsurfing, Air BnB, long-term apartments and hotels/holiday rentals.
First up is hotels/holiday rentals. Read more