Archive for the 'Travel Tips' Category

Top 10 Brazil Travel Tips

After over a month of travelling all over Brazil, here’s my top 10 travel tips on visiting that country.

Malaria Zones - Where?

Go to your doctor, and tell him/her that your going to Latin America, and they’ll almost certainly tell you you “must” take malaria pills, which are very expensive. Very often, indeed for most holiday makers to Latin America, you don’t need malaria pills. A small percentage of people can have some extremely averse reactions to […]

Safety Records of Domestic Airlines

Yesterday a Santa Barbara Airlines domestic flight crashed en route from Merida to Caracas in Venezuela. It spurred me to do a little investigation into airline safety records of South American carriers. Here’s what I discovered.

Student & Backpacker Discount Tips

Here’s a selection of tips for student travellers and backpackers to make their money go a little further when travelling in South America (& the world).

South America Airpasses Flights Guide

South / Latin America is a huge continent, and flying certain routes is highly preferable to travelling by bus. Airpasses are a way of purchasing internal flights within South America and a discounted cost - they are only available to tourists and are often very good value……

Best Beaches in South America

One thing I´ve noticed on my travels throughout South America is the near complete lack of decent beaches along the entire western coastline. However, the eastern side of the continent is absolutely crammed with stunning beaches, from the Yucatan / Maya Riveria in Mexico all the way to Florianopolis in southern Brazil. Which are […]

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 […]

Book Argentina Domestic Flights For Less

This trick genuinely works - try it.  Further to my last post, the cheapest flights aren’t always booked online,  let’s take a look at internal flights within Argentina. Lan normally has the cheapest flights, but they don’t fly all routes so you might have to book with the dreaded Aerolineas Argentinas (they really are awful in terms […]

Cheapest Flights Aren’t Always Online

“The cheapest flights are always booked online” is a theme I push on the main site.  90% of the time this is true.  Maybe 10% of the time it couldn’t be further from the truth.  It all depends on the types of flights you’re looking for.  The real discounts aren’t found online.

Tailormade Holidays: Booking Tips

There’s different types of holidays.  The young, and young at heart, who have plenty of time on their hands often travel backpacking style, booking nothing or little in advance.  Some people like package holidays, where everything is arranged for them in one big (usually tasteless) lump.  There’s also group tours, where one travels with a group […]