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How to avoid plastic on your next trip

How to avoid plastic on your next trip

Knowing how to avoid plastic isn’t easy especially when you travel. But with more and more people deciding to cut the toxic material out of their life there are now lots of great alternatives to use when you travel. Follow these simple ideas to cut…

Carnival in San Martin Tilcajete – Oaxaca, Mexico

Carnival in San Martin Tilcajete – Oaxaca, Mexico

You’ve never experienced Carnival like this before. On the outskirts of Oaxaca City lies a small town famous for it’s Alebrijes meaning “Joy for its colours”. But these wooden painted carvings aren’t the only colourful thing this town has to offer. Once a year at…

How to do a day trip to the Monarch butterfly reserves from Mexico City

How to do a day trip to the Monarch butterfly reserves from Mexico City

This guide will give you all the information you need to do a day trip to the Monarch butterfly reserves from Mexico City. Imagine being surrounded by thousands of butterflies high in the central mountains of Mexico. It’s a true natural spectacle that is unique…

Tikal – A nature lovers guide

Tikal – A nature lovers guide

Tikal is surrounded by jungle making it not only a great site for archaeology but also nature. Dating back to around 1000 BC Tikal wasn’t a thriving city until fairly recently in 700AD. It was one of the most powerful cities in the Americas with…

How to get from San Ignacio to Tikal – Stay in Tikal overnight

How to get from San Ignacio to Tikal – Stay in Tikal overnight

Staying overnight in Tikal is a great way to beat the crowds and experience the Jungle that the ancient city is surrounded by. In our first couple of hours in the area we saw coatis, spider monkeys, howler monkeys and many birds. But what are…

The Ridiculous Adventure of Getting to Semuc Champney from Flores, Guatemala

The Ridiculous Adventure of Getting to Semuc Champney from Flores, Guatemala

I’d heard and read horror stories about the shuttle from Flores to Lanquin. “The worst experience of my life” and “A drive from hell” were common phrases but I didn’t actually think it was that bad. Maybe it was the local collectivo we’d been in…

10 Tips On How To Book The Best Hotel Anywhere And Avoid Overpaying

10 Tips On How To Book The Best Hotel Anywhere And Avoid Overpaying

Booking a great place to stay is a minefield. Will the bed be hard? Is there hot water? Will the bathroom be down a dark jungle path with snakes? True story. Even the experts get it wrong sometimes, but when you’re constantly travelling you get…

How to book cheaper accommodation and travel for FREE!

How to book cheaper accommodation and travel for FREE!

Ever wondered how people can afford to travel all the time? Think they must have secret rich parents or a lottery win nobody knows about? Well I’m here to tell you it’s easy to travel cheaper and even to travel for free. Yes free, like…

Why isn’t everyone backpacking in Belize?

Why isn’t everyone backpacking in Belize?

Honestly I didn’t know a lot about Belize before we came. I knew it was small just 400,000 people, locals speak English and there’s a big blue hole. That’s pretty much it. It turns out Belize is one of the most underrated backpacker destinations in…

10 Tips For Taking Photos Underwater

10 Tips For Taking Photos Underwater

Photography on land is one thing to master but the underwater world throws up a huge amount of new problems that make getting the perfect shot that little bit harder. But with these 10 easy to follow tips for underwater photography you can easily get…