Residing around 620 miles off the coast of Ecuador, and slap-bang on the equator, this cluster of islands each has its own unique atmosphere, extraordinary landscape and unrivalled wildlife. This is a place where you can be face-to-face with more curiously fearless animals….Posted on: April 16th in Our Trips, South America, Travel by Becky Padmore.
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Although its been long been a mecca for adventurous types, for many years South America’s southern frontier remained firmly off the average tourist’s radar. Slowly but surely this is subtly changing – word is starting to get out about just how incredible this place is. An untamed wilderness of vast extremes, it has few equals in the world…Posted on: January 20th in South America by Becky Padmore.
Half a year ago Brazil was booming, everyone wanted to be there. The mood was on top and the party was never ending (at least until that game against Germany). Yes, I am talking about the world cup but even before the famous sports event, the country is often associated with football. Having spent quite a bit of time there…Posted on: January 6th in Beautiful Places, South America, Travel by Becky Padmore.
we spent two full days at the first part of the trip exploring the city, adjusting to both to the city’s altitude and surprisingly slow pace of life. At an elevation of 9,350 feet, Quito is officially the capital city in the world and after landing slightly bewildered…Posted on: December 12th in Our Trips, South America, Travel by Becky Padmore.
On the 27th September, LAN airlines flew us from London to Ecuador for the #HappyInEcuador trip with the South America travel experts, Metropolitan Touring. On the last three days of our eleven day journey we ticked off a destination that had been hovering at the top of our travel bucket for years – the Galapagos Islands….Posted on: October 21st in Our Trips, South America by Becky Padmore.
Every year thousands of tourists from all over the world head to Costa Rica to experience some of the most beautiful parks, beaches, and natural wonders in the world. For such a small country Costa Rica has been blessed with more than it’s fair share of natural beauty and is dotted with sublime beaches and tropical national parks – great for visitors, but it can make choosing an itinerary challenging…Posted on: September 9th in Beautiful Places, South America by Becky Padmore.
Riding high on its recent success at hosting the World Cup, Rio is more popular than ever; from Copacabana and Ipanema beaches to Sugarloaf Mountain and the instantly recognisable Christ the Redeemer, there are many iconic sights to see in this bustling city. Here’s our friend Sean Roberts’ hazy views of this extraordinary city…Posted on: August 5th in South America, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Peru is easily most famous for being home to the Inca Trail, the ancient trek which has now become the holy grail for most adventure-loving travellers, but often precious little is known about the rest of the mysterious South American country. Here Jonathan Bell a journalist graduate who has lived in Peru on and off for three years chooses 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Peru…Posted on: November 18th in Beautiful Places, South America by Becky Padmore.
Verónica Pamoukaghlián a Uruguayan writer, poet, filmmaker and blogger at The Wander Life chooses 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in mystical Patagonia, a region filled with unique landscapes located at the southern end of South America…Posted on: September 23rd in Beautiful Places, South America by Becky Padmore.
Originally from Mississauga, Chris Vervaeke is a blogger and adventurer who travels the world with his cute friend Pedro. Okay Pedro is actually a knitted penguin puppet but he still makes a great (and presumably very low maintenance) travelling partner. The two of them blog about their travels on Adventures with Pedro and here they tell us about their experiences in Guatemala, a country in Central America we were curious to know more about…Posted on: August 30th in South America, Travel by Becky Padmore.