• Cost of living in Colombia Caribbean prices tipping

    What’s the cost of living in Colombia in 2020?

    Well, it’s good! For Europeans or North Americans, expect the cost of living in Colombia to feel pretty cheap. You do need to check your expectations though; I once saw a disgruntled expat complaining that he’d been told he could…

  • Tips for travel in Belize: advice before you go to Central America

    9 things to know before you travel in Belize

    You know what’s sad?! How many people skip Belize during their Central America travels. Admittedly, the first time we backpacked around this part of the world, we scrapped our plans to travel in Belize, too. We were told it was…

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    Colombia travel with a teen: all you need to know

    In all our 7 months of life and travel in Colombia so far, we’ve been pretty much always in the presence of just adults. However, the arrival of my (Lozzy’s) auntie and 13-year-old cousin, Luca, in August 2019 forced us…

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    Essential UK life admin to tackle before you travel full-time

    When you’re on your way to quitting your job and going full-time travelling, it’s likely that all you’ll be thinking of is trip-planning, destination-browsing and clothes-buying. However, there are a few life admin tasks before you travel full-time that we’re…

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    9 things to know before you travel to Colombia

    We’ve honestly never met anyone who didn’t rave about Colombia. We came for 4 weeks armed with Colombia travel tips from all the enamoured backpackers we’d met on our trip so far, and ended up spending 9 months there. We…

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    8 things to know before backpacking Peru

    Peru is a country that has so much to offer, and it knows how to deliver. There is so much to see and do when Peru backpacking that we recommend taking it as slow as possible; we had 4 weeks…

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    Top tips for before you travel to Ecuador

    So many people told us to avoid Ecuador altogether and go straight to Colombia. For most, Colombia is so great that perhaps anything else is going to feel like a disappointment, and lots of people told us that whatever Ecuador…

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    Top tips for Chile | Before you travel to Chile

    Chile is one of the most diverse countries we’ve ever been to. From the deserts of the north, to the beaches of the centre, rolling lush green hills of the south and glaciers even further down, this country has something…

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    Things to know before you travel to Bolivia

    Bolivia is our Marmite. We honestly can’t decide whether we loved it or hated it. We had some of our best highs of the trip there (Uyuni Salt Flats, caving in Torotoro, clubbing with locals in Cochabamba), but we also…

  • Top tips before you travel to Uruguay

    Travellers in Uruguay are usually at the beginning of their journey (either having just landed from their home country or having only seen Brazil), or are at the end, having come from the north, so there is a lovely mix…

  • Top tips before you travel to Argentina

    Here are some pointers to note before you travel to Argentina: cash will be the bane of your life; how to tip in Argentina; taxi scams; plug types and more.