“I now know, by an almost fatalistic conformity with the facts, that my destiny is to travel...”

― Che Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

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Valparaiso Murals, Chile

Valparaiso is approximately 1.5 hours north of Santiago, which is about 120KM from the capital. Once famous for it’s bustling Port, it has now something more unique to offer,  Museo a Cielo Abierto (Open Air Museum). The city is host to Latin America’s oldest stock exchange and the Chilean’s first house with indoor plumbing but most […]

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4 Favourites We Craved

If you’ve watched the music video to Home by Ryan Sheridan you will see a bunch of people, Irish celebs included, announcing what they miss the most and when I watched it for the first time, being Irish myself I agreed with approx 80%. Trekking through the Patagonian mountains, seeing Fitzroy for the first time […]

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. Hilaire Belloc

Inspiring Travel Quotes

Encouragement can come from many different things, a person, a place or even a quote. Sometimes it’s hard to see your life change from a single action but when you do you remember who or what inspired you. Taking the first step is a brave decision but sometimes a little quote or wise words from a […]

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The Power of Coca

As you travel across South America, in particular, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Columbia you will find the coca plant alongside the mountain and growing in many plantations of high altitudes. It’s offered to backpackers in every hostel and most importantly on every trek. The world knows it is used to produce the highly addictive drug, […]

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6 Sensational photos in Salar de Uyuni

This breathtaking land is the largest salt flat in the world. Spanning over 10,582 square kilometers the Salt flats (or Salar de Uyuni) attract many backpackers every year. The white canvas we know as Salar de Uyuni hosts the hugely popular road race, The Dakar Rally, but one of the best ways to travel across […]

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Irish Bars for St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day is a day for Celebration and the best place to be on 17th of March is in an Irish Bar. The first thing you need to do is choose the bar. While some really live up to the name others simply don’t quite cut it. No doubt many of us have been […]

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6 South American movies inspired by true events

It’s movies season and it’s only fair to remember those great South American movies that were inspired by true events. We recommend these movies not only because they inspire us emotionally but motivate to explore the real story. Motor-cycle Diaries (2004) Motorcycle diaries itself was inspired by the great Che Guevera’s and his friend Alberto […]

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5 Steps to learning Spanish

Traveling across South America it’s imperative you know some Spanish. Not all dialects are the same but here are some simple steps to take to ensure you learn the language as quick as possible. Step 1 Download a good Spanish app to your phone. We love Duolingo mainly because it’s free and free is always […]

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The Climb to Machu Picchu

We started our journey in Buenos Aires travelling the length and breadth of Argentina, crossed the border into Chile, traveled north through the Salt Flats of Uyuni, up to the highest inhabitable Lake across Peru until finally we reached the pinnacle of our travels Machu Picchu. The final leg to Machu Picchu began at 4.30 […]

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Three Tourist Traps

When you’re travelling you might find yourself thinking you’ve got Gringo stamped all over your forehead. Here’s 3 tourist traps to be aware of while backpacking! Bus AgenciesBuy your bus ticket from the bus terminal. If you do find yourself using an agency remember some agencies can charge up to double the price of a […]