A stunning road trip through the Canadian Rockies

“Welcome to the best country in the world.” “The time is…who cares, you’re home now!” This was the hyperbolic announcement of the air steward as we touched down in Calgary from Mexico. It was a lot to live up to. Luckily, after having spent ten days driving the Rockies, we might be close to agreeing… Anyway, back…

Latin America summary

After nearly three months of travelling in Latin America (including a quick stopover in Miami) we’ve reached the end of the first section of our trip. During this time we have visited Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras (Roatan only), Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. We can’t believe that almost 90 days have passed already. Here are some of the highlights:…

Mexico’s colonial heartlands and a Pacific coast getaway

After Mexico City we headed north-west to the beautiful colonial towns of San Miguel De Allende and Guanajuato, before journeying westward to the Pacific coast and the beachside village of Sayulita. Here’s some photos of our time in the three destinations that rounded out our Mexico trip: San Miguel De Allende   Guanajuato   Sayulita Next stop:…

A week exploring Mexico City’s diverse neighbourhoods

Mexico City was the very first stop on our very first round the world trip in 2005 which began our wanderlust, so it has always been special place for us. Having said that we couldn’t actually recall much apart from emerging from the metro late at night into the huge empty Zocalo (main square), downing a tequila…

Buenos Aires: the most cosmopolitan city in Latin America?

Today we have a guest post from my Dad who joined us in Buenos Aires. Over to him: Jack and Becki invited me to meet them anywhere around the world on their latest travels. I chose Buenos Aires. Why? I’ve always loved cosmopolitan cities and BA seemed to fit the bill. However, this may not seem obvious…

Under the radar Uruguay

Few people have Uruguay down as a reason for visiting South America and most (including us) just visit as a short hop over the Rio de la Plata from Buenos Aires. However, the country has a special charm and is definitely worth a visit. Here are some things you might not know about Uruguay: It has…