Paraguay…What’s Hot and Not

This little-visited steamy landlocked country is a quirky country to add to your passport stamps. Nestled between Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil, but feeling more like an island, Paraguayans often remark that they feel isolated, far from the rest of the world. With no direct flights, a serious financial commitment on…

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Hiking for Adventure

Hiking is becoming extremely popular. People are increasingly turning to this pastime to get away from the pressures of life and stay fit. Many people start off slowly, perhaps by walking to and from the shops instead of taking the car. They then progress to hiking on the weekends as…

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Seven items you shouldn’t go backpacking without

Passport – check. Cash – check. Credit & debit cards – check, check. Visas – check. Travel insurance – check. Now that the essentials are covered, it’s time to start thinking about what to pack. It’s so easy to over pack for your trip, but trust me, the last thing…

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Three Amazing Fishing Vacation Spots in South America

Have you ever had a fishing vacation as a backpacker? Latin America has a lot of amazing bodies of water covering extensive sections of lakes and rivers. While most of the waters of Northern America are in danger of overfishing, South American lakes and rivers remain fairly unharmed. Fly fishing…

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Five Ways to Save Money for Travel

Planning an epic, long term trip to South America – or indeed the rest of the world? Depending on your travel style and how long you intend to travel for, you’ll probably need to save a significant amount of money. I saved about £5000 in 6 months for my South…

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