Hitchhiking to see the penguins on Chiloé Island | Chile

We hadn’t heard of Chiloé Island until we arrived in Chile and started searching for places to visit enroute to Patagonia. It sounded like an intriguing place where locals still believe in witchcraft and ghost ships. To get there we caught a bus from Puerto Varas to Ancud on the northern part of the island….

Chile’s Lake District and hiking around Osorno Volcano

Chile is a wild country; it’s extremely long and narrow, home to deserts and glaciers and prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Mother Nature sure had fun here and we were treated to a birds-eye view of the landscape as we took a flight from Santiago to the Los Lagos region (the Lake District of…

Our first week in Chile | Santiago and Valparaíso

With a night sleeping on an airport chair we set off towards Santiago, Chile with stops in Seattle and Atlanta. We were zombies after two nights without sleep and we arrived to some slimy substance covering my bag strap. We bought a bus ticket to the city center and asked a lady (in terrible broken…

Highlights from our trip to Tulum, Mexico

Almost everything we did in Tulum was water based, just how we like it! We explored underwater caves, snorkelled with turtles, rode waves in the Caribbean Sea and jumped into a hidden lagoon in the jungle. Here’s a video of our highlights:

Snorkelling with turtles at Akumal | Mexico

Our Airbnb host kindly offered to take us on a day trip for cheaper than the bus so we were happy to be chauffeured around. I think she enjoyed the company and it worked out well for us too. We headed north to Akumal which is home to a pretty beach with a calm, curved…

Getting off the beaten track in Tulum

We knew Tulum was famous for its beaches, ruins and Cenotes but we also managed to find a cool spot off the beaten track. It was a lake called Laguna Kaan Luum and only about 8km south of Tulum town. Not many collectivo’s head south so we were lucky to only have a 15 minute…

Exploring The Temple Of Doom and Gran Cenote | Mexico

A Cenote is basically a natural swimming hole where limestone rock has collapsed and it’s like an open invitation into the magical underground river system. These mineral rich pools can be in caves or surrounded by dense jungle and the Yucatan Peninsula is dotted with them. After browsing the internet I ended up picking Gran…

Wild weather, stunning beaches and spicy food in Tulum

A smooth flight took us over the Florida keys and across the Gulf of Mexico landing us in sunny Cancun for a nine day little holiday – a bizarre concept for us long term travellers. We arrived in a very organised airport with toilets much cleaner and more modern than the squaller ones at Fort…

8 years travelling the world

The lovely Danielle and Mat from Exploring Alternatives asked to interview us about our nomadic lifestyle and how we’ve managed to fund 8 years on the road. They’ve put together an awesome video which you can watch here: You can check out their other great videos, blogs and photos on the attachments below. They’re YouTube…