Archive for the 'Travel Tips' Category

How to Travel for Free in South America

Advice for those into slow travel - and how to travel for free in South America.  How to find free accommodation and even get free transportation!  Smart ideas about how to subsidize your travels in South America.

Best Ways to Prevent Mosquitoes Biting

Here’s some advice about the best ways to prevent mosquitoes biting you.  Some of the ideas I’m sure might surprise you.  I live in the mosquito infested tropics, but by following these guidelines I rarely get bitten.

Getting Value For Your Money & Where to Visit

A strong dollar (& Euro) and a recent weakening of many Latin American currencies means it’s a good time to visit the region. But where should you head for the best value for money in general, and more specifically right now?

10 things you never thought of taking on your trip

This isn’t a packing list - it’s a list of items you probably never considered taking with you on your trip to Latin America (or anywhere else for that matter), but would be well advised to think about bringing.  It’s a list mainly for backpackers, or those that might be travelling off the beaten track.

Tips for Travelling Safely in Latin America

You’re right to be cautious at times when visiting Latin America, but so many people are way too paranoid. “Is it safe to travel to South America?” is a question asked all too often - yes it is safe, but here’s some genuinely different tips to make travelling to Central & South America that […]

10 Tips for Travellers to Quito, Ecuador

What to do… where to go… day trips…. how best to do it… - having lived in Ecuador and visited Quito on dozens of occassions, here’s my top 10 travel tips about Ecuador’s capital city.

Choosing a Caribbean Island to combine with a Latin America Vacation

Having just added to the Caribbean section of the main travel guide, I’ll now include an article advising how to sensibly go about choosing a Caribbean island to combine with a vacation to Central or South American destination.

The Best Latin America Travel Blogs

Here’s a collection of the best travel blogs related to Central and South America that I think worthy of attention. As I don’t have a “blogroll”, I’ll link to them from here, ordered by countries as one travels in a Southerly direction, after suggesting more regional travel guide blogs. If you’ve further suggestions just […]

Climate & Weather Considerations

What’s the best time to visit X? When is the rainy season in Y? Central and South American countries have wildly diverse climates. At certain times of the year, you really don’t want to be visiting certain places. Here I’ll run briefly you through the seasons, weather and climate of all countries in Latin America.

Brief Travel Guide to Guyana

Guyana is a rarely visited country but one that offers some of South America’s best wildlife and rainforest experiences. Here’s a brief travel guide.