Travel to South America and the Zika Virus: Should You Be Concerned?

As the furore surrounding the Ebola Virus begins to die down, tourism is slowly but surely returning to Africa, and travellers are becoming more confident about visiting exotic destinations such as Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Malawi. However, things are not looking quite so good in South America, where the new virus Zika, spread by…

Tango, Tasting & Trekking – The Perfect Argentine Holiday

There is so much to see and do in Argentina that I could have easily titled this blog, ‘Glaciers, Gauchos and Iguazu’ or ‘Penguins, Pampas and Patagonia’, but there are 3 things that I never fail to see and do when I visit this gateway to South America, and that is Tango, Wine Tasting, and…

Staying Healthy Abroad and Avoiding the Top 5 Travel Bugs

It is no secret that we are travelling further and to more ‘exotic’ destinations than we were some 20 years ago, but what I was surprised to learn from a newspaper article the other day, is that six out of ten travellers fall sick during their holiday! Spanish tummy, sunstroke and mosquito bites are about…

A-Z of Travel – B is for Baggage…

It’s bulky, it’s heavy and if we have too much of it, it can cost us a fortune, but baggage is an important part of travel, and despite having travelled around the world with little more than an oversized backpack, I still struggle to pack light! My first attempt at packing light was for our…

Summing Up South America

It may be a huge expanse of land combining a multitude of different countries, languages and cultures, but there is something very warm and inviting about South America, and as such, it attracts millions of new travellers each year. With its prime location between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, the breathtaking Andes Mountain range…