Top 10 Unmissable Wineries in Mendoza, Argentina.

Top 10 Unmissable Wineries in Mendoza, Argentina. Mendoza in Argentina is world famous for its prolific wine production, especially Malbec. With over 100 wineries in Mendoza to visit we had some tough decisions to make. Dutifully we did our research and over the course of a week managed to fit in some of the best … Continue reading Top 10 Unmissable Wineries in Mendoza, Argentina.

8 Reasons Why Everyone Should Try Couchsurfing at Least Once.

Eight Reasons Why Everyone Should Try Couchsurfing at least Once. We always meant to try Couchsurfing. However for a variety of reason we didn’t get around to it until we got to Argentina (10 months in). There’s Couchsurfing hosts in every major city willing to open their doors and offer you a couch (or room if … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why Everyone Should Try Couchsurfing at Least Once.

Buenos Aires – Five Things You Can’t Miss

Five Things You Can’t Miss – Buenos Aires. A modern bustling city with tons to do, you can comfortably fill a week exploring its various neighbourhoods. Each area has it’s own particular vibe and charm.  We stayed in Palermo which is full of new shops, old restaurants and cool bars of all descriptions. Transport is easy … Continue reading Buenos Aires – Five Things You Can’t Miss

Spending Three days in Ushuaia, aka the End of The World.

Penguins, Canoes and Off Roading through Nature. Ushuaia, Argentina.  Also commonly known as the end of the world.  It draws travellers keen to visit the very furthest tip of the South American continent. It’s also a jumping off point for expensive excursions to Antarctica and the nearer (less expensive) penguin island colonies. Surrounded by snowcapped mountains … Continue reading Spending Three days in Ushuaia, aka the End of The World.

Exploring the Best of Patagonia. Mount Fitz Roy & Perito Moreno Glacier.

Patagonia – the great unknown. Unrivalled wilderness. A place to discover yourself and leave the rest of civilisation behind. Or so the guide books say. Contrary to popular belief there’s actually a ton of people in Patagonia. Mostly wearing brand new brightly coloured adventure wear. Now there’s nothing inherently wrong with that. We just imaged … Continue reading Exploring the Best of Patagonia. Mount Fitz Roy & Perito Moreno Glacier.

Horse Riding like a traditional Guacho in Puerto Natales, Patagonia.

Horse Riding in Puerto Natales, Patagonia. Most people come to Puerto Natales in Patagonia for one thing – the breathtaking Torres Del Paine National Park. This is the jumping off point for the world famous W and O hiking treks. The guide books eulogize these making them some of the most visited trails in all of … Continue reading Horse Riding like a traditional Guacho in Puerto Natales, Patagonia.

Colchagua Valley. Where you’ll find the best red wine in Chile.

Three hours south of Santiago lies the Colchagua Valley, a paradise for red wine lovers due to the world class vineyards in the area. Long hot summers and little rain means it has the perfect climate to produce big bold reds bursting with flavour. We spent three weeks volunteering on a small organic vineyard and … Continue reading Colchagua Valley. Where you’ll find the best red wine in Chile.

Working on a Chilean vineyard via the Workaway scheme

Workaway Chile Diary – Week 1. Imagine being able to find an awesome vineyard in one of the world’s best best wine regions and stay there for free. Workaway is a worldwide scheme enabling you volunteer with a business or organisation in return for free accommodation and food. As Chile is seriously expensive we decided to … Continue reading Working on a Chilean vineyard via the Workaway scheme

Five Reasons We Fell In Love With Valparaiso, Chile.

Walking around Valparaiso or ‘Valpo’ as it’s affectionately known locally is like exploring a living breathing art installation. This ramshackle port town is precariously cobbled together on a series of steep hills that sweep down to the sea. Colourful murals, poetry and street art adorn walls while music can be heard from every direction. Night … Continue reading Five Reasons We Fell In Love With Valparaiso, Chile.