Quick Guide: Colombia

Drug cartels, kidnappings, Pablo Escobar, corruption…. I am sure these are all the things that come to mind when you think of Colombia. After decades of struggle Colombia has tightened its security and taken back control of its country making its infamous reputation a thing of the distant past. Although the older generation may still…

Must Do: San Cristobal, Galapagos Island

Our first destinations in Galapagos Islands was San Cristobal. There is so much to see and do here that you do not want to miss out. It can be quite overwhelming choosing what to see and do, so I have put this list together to make sure you hit the ground running!! Here is a…

Must Do: Isabela, Galapagos Island

Isabela is the largest of all islands in the Galapagos archipelago but is one of the youngest and less populated. The northern section of Isabela passes straight through the equator and being one of the most western islands, it has huge natural diversity. Isabela is probably the most authentic out of all inhabited Islands with…

Must Do: Santa Cruz, Galapagos Island.

Santa Cruz is the second largest of the 19 Islands that make up the Galapagos archipelago. It is the most populated of all the Islands making it a great to wine and dine. Branch out and eat something you wouldn’t usually (like ceviche) as you only get to do this once!! There are also many…

Quick Guide: The Galapagos Islands

When visiting South America, the Galapagos Islands are an absolute must!! Reminiscing about my entire South American trip, this is one of the places I look back on and cannot help but smile (and I promise it’s not my bias marine biology background speaking). The Galapagos Islands sit approximately 1,000km off the coast of Ecuador in…

Galapagos Islands without a tour company

The Galapagos Islands really don’t need an introduction – sea lions, turtles, penguins, flamingos, white sand beaches – you name it, Galapagos Islands have it… So it’s really no surprise that they are on the top of many peoples bucket list. Unfortunately a large proportion of people are discourage from visiting the Galapagos Islands because…

Phrases you should learn before travelling to South America

Unlike many other countries I have travelled, tourism has not ‘exploded’ in South America so many of the people there will speak no or very little English. Before heading off to South America I recommend learning some basic words and phrases to help you get around. Many of the tour operators, hotel owners, taxi drivers…