South America

Rio in a day: explore Brazil’s Samba City

Rio in a day: explore Brazil’s Samba City

There’s really nowhere quite like Rio, from its unique coastal cityscape to its colourful citizens and laidback lifestyle. If you’re visiting Brazil’s Samba City for the 2016 Olympic Games, here’s how to explore the main sights of Rio in a day, taking in some of the […]

Sandboarding in Huacachina, Peru

Sandboarding in Huacachina, Peru

We’re all familiar with skateboarding and snowboarding, but how about sandboarding? Adrenaline-junkies and curious backpackers flock to the colossal sand dunes of the oasis town Huacachina for one thing and one thing only – to sandboard. I was the latter. The intrigue alone was enough to make […]

Music for travelling: Songs that remind me of great holidays

Music for travelling: Songs that remind me of great holidays

Do you have a song that transports you back to another world? I have so many of these songs. Some of them remind me of a holiday I took almost a decade ago – my first without parents! Others, I’m able to time travel to […]

A boozy delight: Wine ice cream in Cafayate

A boozy delight: Wine ice cream in Cafayate

I’m partial to a glass of wine (or two…) and always enjoy a good ice cream – but both of them together?! Yes, that’s what I found on my travels in the small wine region of Cafayate in Argentina. Cafayate, which lies in the heart […]

Ultimate guide to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ultimate guide to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is often referred to as the ‘The Paris of the South’. With its European art nouveau-influenced architecture and large boulevards, it’s not hard to see why. It’s an absolute must for any traveller visiting Argentina – so have a read […]

Unmissable sights of Rio de Janeiro

Unmissable sights of Rio de Janeiro

Rio is known as the samba capital of the world, and with the World Cup now underway, the iconic city is set for one big party. However, in between all the festivities and football triumphs, no visitor should set foot on the plane without checking […]