Malaria Free Rainforest Destinations

Do all rainforest regions of Latin America have malaria?  Which regions of rainforest can be visited that don’t have malaria?  These questions are particularly relevant to: pregnant women (can’t take malaria pills, except apparently mefloquine, which may or may not be effective in any one malaria region);  people travelling with infants or very young children (if you’re sensible, you won’t take them to a malaria area); people who want to visit the rainforest and not get bitten to hell; and the overly cautious who don’t want a Cheryl Cole like malaria experience! Read the rest of this entry »

Colombia Flights News - Lufthansa Specials & Satena Bookable Online

There’s a couple of big pieces of developments this week about flights to Colombia - as an expat living there they are big news for both the travel industry and travellers to Colombia. Read the rest of this entry »

South America in 2020

I’ve writers bloc so thought instead I’d write a post about how I envisage the region to be travel and destination wise in 2020.   We’ll see if any of these come true. Read the rest of this entry »

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Where to Visit in Argentina - Best Places to Go

Here I offer some advice about where to visit in Argentina.  Every tourist has different preferences, but what are the best places to visit in Argentina? What are the best tourist attractions?  And where should you visit in Argentina considering the seasons there? Read the rest of this entry »

Tailor Made Holidays & Travel to South America at a Discount

This is a naugthy article of mine…. Having worked as a tailor made travel consultant for the UK’s top South America specialist tour operator, I know what goes into the making of a tailor made holiday.  Here I offer you a very easy method by which anyone can book budget or luxury tailor made holidays to South America for about 30% less than if they book with a travel agency or tour operator.  Try it - it works - it’s much cheaper this way…. Read the rest of this entry »

40% off Marriot Hotels

Advice about how to go about getting 40% off Marriot Hotels in Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean. Read the rest of this entry »

Avianca Colombia Airpass

Avianca, who are Colombia’s principal airline, offer two different airpasses - one for domestic flights throughout Colombia, and one for flights to various destinations in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean.  This article offers a complete guide to these two Avianca airpasses - how they work, and how to book them.  Read the rest of this entry »

Less than a week in Panama?

My sister’s visiting Panama for 6 nights, and looking for some advice she asked me.  I wrote her an email, then realized it was possibly rather useful to other people planning a short trip to Panama, so here it is…. Read the rest of this entry »

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. Read the rest of this entry »