The Americas Articles

Salamanca as seen from the river at blue hour
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Learn Spanish online: 7 ways to study Spanish without a language school

There are countless reasons you might want to learn Spanish online rather than take classes. For some, it may be a matter of cost; for others, it could be simply wanting to master the basics for an upcoming trip, while many might just want…
Mexico City
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The ‘post-pandemic’ lessons we can learn as travellers from the Tourism Recovery Programme

In Mexico City, sustainable and community-focused tourism businesses are bouncing back from the pandemic with the Tourism Recovery Programme.
Community focused tourism offers richer cultural exchanges
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Discover an authentic Mexico City with these sustainable & community-driven tourism companies

From authentic tours with an indigenous twist to community-focused hotels - here are six amazing experiences to have in Mexico City!
Manos a la Tierra
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In the footsteps of the Chinamperos: the authentic side of Mexico City’s Xochimilco canals

On this fascinating day trip to Xochimilco in Mexico City, I went inside the protected area to learn about the ancient chinampas.
Mexico Trueke Tours
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Trueke Tours Mexico: top attractions meet authentic experiences

Take a tour through Mexico with Trueke and combine top attractions with authentic experiences, arranged by experts in community tourism.
Sabores Mexico Food Tours
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Savouring Colonia Roma: A food tour around Mexico City’s most gastronomic neighbourhood

Take your tastebuds on a food tour of Colina Roma, Mexico City - one of the best neighbourhoods for creative and inventive cuisine!
Ruta Paakam
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Ruta Páak’am: a cultural tour through the Nopales of Mexico City

On this captivating day tour from Mexico City, visit and learn all about Nopales, try local cuisine, and connect with culture.
Casa Jacinta Coyoacan
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Casa Jacinta, Coyoacán’s boutique hotel with an artistic soul

In Mexico City's most creative neighbourhood, the spirit of the artistic streets spills into the soul of Casa Jacinta, a boutique hotel.
Dan Flying Solo
Selfie with penguins in the Falkland Islands
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Two weeks in the Falkland Islands: a diary from the land of penguins

Two weeks in the Falkland Islands made for an epic trip - from tiny planes to picnics with penguins, here is my diary of a trip to a land far away!
The Falkland Islands
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Reasons to visit the Falkland Islands (as part of your South America itinerary)

Looking for reasons to visit the Falkland Islands? From wildlife to wild vistas, the archipelego is a unique adventure to add to a South America itinerary.
A king penguin colony at Volunteer Point
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My forty favourite photos from The Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands surpassed my expectations with their beauty, the landscapes are far more varied than many of the Falkland Island photos I had seen.
Aruba Travel Guide
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Aruba like a local: One week in Aruba travel guide

Aruba is so much more than its stunning beaches. From historic caves to cacti filled national parks, make your week-long visit to Aruba unforgettable with local experiences and by heading off the beaten path.
Lares Trek and Machu Picchu
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The Lares Trek & Machu Picchu

From the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, the mind blowing landscapes of The Lares Trek is an awesome way to experience the Cusco region of Peru. Heres the blog and video of my tour with G Adventures.
Machu Picchu seen from above
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Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu by train

Taking the train from Cusco or Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu is one of the most incredible journeys in the world. Passing mountains, rivers, and Inca ruins don't miss this when you visit Peru!
Peru
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Prints from Peru: Inca ruins and culture around Cusco

For years I had this idea I would take an instant camera to the Andes in Peru and explore the incredible Inca history and culture so I did, here is what I discovered on the Lares Trek.
Horse Shoe Bend Tour
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How not to do Horseshoe Bend + Antelope Canyon from Las Vegas

As if doing a 14 hour bus tour once wasn't bad enough, I had to do it twice... Luckily Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend were well worth it. Learn from my mistakes!
Rio Samba
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The highs and lows of a samba with Rio

" Bang. Drive. On the floor" The heartbreaking noises that broke the stillness rang on. I was in someone else's reality, a heartbreaking one haunted with gun shots...