The Haven Hotel and Suites

The Haven Hotel and Suites

If you’re looking for high end with high value while in Bali, look no further then The Haven Hotel and Suites. Situated in the bustling area of Seminyak this new hotel has 5 star amenities without the cost.  The hotel is split into two parts, one side being the Hotel with a long sun filled pool and loungers while the suites side […]

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September 28, 2012 at 9:10 am

Coffee “Connoisseuring” in Salento, Columbia

Coffee “Connoisseuring” in Salento, Columbia

Salento is a quaint country town located 25km from the area’s capital of Armenia.  Renowned for its coffee plantations and jaw dropping landscape this is a perfect little getaway from all the hustle and bustle of some of the big buzzing cities of Colombia.  With one main plaza and only about a dozen small side streets it’s extremely easy to […]

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September 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Fun in the Sun at Ku De Ta Bali

Fun in the Sun at Ku De Ta Bali

For one of the trendiest spots in town look no further then Ku De Ta! Located right along Seminyak beach with plenty of open air seating, some of the best cocktails ever tasted, and a house DJ dropping beats you’ll find it hard to peal yourself away from this place! We headed to Ku De Ta mid week to watch […]

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September 18, 2012 at 8:28 am

Sailing the San Blas Islands

Sailing the San Blas Islands

Many people doing the South/Central America gringo trail usually face the question of how to cross between the two. With overland routes being out of the question because of the extremely dangerous Darien Gap you will either need to fly or boat. I had only planned on doing South America but continually heard about this unforgettable boat trip between Cartagena […]

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September 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Lobitos – Surfer’s Paradise in Peru

Lobitos – Surfer’s Paradise in Peru

Just a few hours south of Mancora you can find Lobitos, an off the beaten track surf town renowned for its left hand waves.  Underdeveloped and slightly run down Lobitos has a nice charm about it, quite long beaches with no one around but other surfers there to spend as much time in the waves as possible.  Bare in mind […]

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July 22, 2012 at 10:18 am

Mancora – Sun, Sand and Slushies

Mancora – Sun, Sand and Slushies

Mancora my first beach stop since Brazil and oh what a beautiful sight! Beach bars, seafood and surfing!  I stayed at the Loki hostel which is a chain of party hostels found through Bolivia and Peru.  Mancora Loki is an old resort turned hostel so we had a big pool, big bar, balconies off all the dorms and it’s located […]

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July 21, 2012 at 10:19 am

Islas Ballestas Peru – A Photo Essay

Islas Ballestas Peru – A Photo Essay

A recommended side trip from Huacachina or on route to Lima is to visit Islas Ballestas. They are a group of islands near the town of Paracas which is only an hour away Huacachina.  The islands are home to a large variety of birds species and sea lions and you can do a day tour from hotels in Huacachina for […]

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July 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Huacachina a Desert Oasis

Huacachina a Desert Oasis

After all the trekking of Machu Picchu and Colca Canyon it was now time for me to start venturing back towards the coast to catch some sun and sand.  My aim was to get to Mancora, Peru’s number one beach town, as quickly as possible as it had already been almost 2 months since I last got to dip my […]

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July 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm