Archive for the 'Speciality Travel' Category

Beach & Culture Vacation Combinations

Beaches and culture are two of the principal reasons people choose to take a vacation in South America. A combination of beaches and culture generally has all the makings of a perfectly balanced vacation. They’re particularly suitable for family vacations. A very common question is: “I have two weeks in South America. […]

Great Railway Journeys of South America

For many, travelling by train when on holiday is a romantic, relaxing experience completely different from the hectic trains and tubes of the “Western” world. South America has a fair share of very memorable train journeys, appealing to train buffs in addition to regular travellers. Some of the scenery is truely spectacular.

Wildlife holidays: where’s best?

(Almost) everyone loves animals, and South / Latin America offers some excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. There’s great variety on offer - the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, Brazil and Guyana offer the best options for wildlife holidays in South America……

Choosing a Gap Year / Volunteer Abroad Organisation

I took a Trekforce gap year abroad (a year out between college and university) myself, and it was one of the best ideas I ever had. It was also one of the best experiences I ever had. That almost 10 years ago, and it seemed much easier to select a gap year organisation […]

Best Trekking in Latin America

Trekking Holidays in Latin America - where is best? Where’s the most dramatic scenery for trekking? What are the most memorable treks?