Barranquilla Carnaval Tips

Planning tips and need to know basics about Colombia's biggest party and the second largest Carnaval in South America

Antarctica - on a budget

It's never going to be cheap to reach the snowy landmass of Antarctica, but there are ways of doing it for a little less. Find out how.

A Woman Inspired

Singer/songwriter Katy Hooper speaks about why she picked up the guitar and started travelling and her experiences in Latin America.

Secret Travel Deals

Flight sales are one thing, but there's another world of secret flight deals. But how do they work and are they worth the saving?


Is it Latin American? Is it Caribbean? Belize is the ultimate fusion of the two, where you don't have to choose between jungle and beach.

Wildlife tourism: dos and don'ts

For many travellers, seeing local wildlife tops the list of reasons to go somewhere. But how do you know that the encounter is ethical?

Stargazing in Chile

The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is a magical place for stargazers to explore the Southern Hemisphere's night skies.

Favela tourism: the lowdown

'Slum tours', as they're often called, have become increasingly popular in recent years, but how do you ensure it's not a 'human safari'?

Beating Jet Lag

Nothing worse than starting your trip shattered, be it wanting to sleep at 7pm or feeling zapped when you wake up. Minimise the problems of jet lag with a few simple tips.

Volunteering is a Great Way to Digital Detox

Combining some time as a volunteer whilst on a Digital Detox makes sense and results in a much more rewarding experience.