The Best Way to Ski in Chile on a Budget

The Best Way to Ski in Chile on a Budget  –  Lucy Pierce Chile is known for some of the best skiing in the southern hemisphere, thanks to the Andes providing guaranteed snow during the winter months. The season here runs between June and October, with the three valleys – Valle Nevado, El Colorado and La Parva – renowned as the largest…

Where to Stay in Cape Town

Where to Stay in CAPE TOWN CAPE TOWN AT A GLANCE Living in Cape Town, or the ‘Mother City’, can be a dream come true for everyone. Whether you’re an avid traveler looking for the perfect vacation, or you’d like to settle in Cape Town for a bit longer, the city has a diverse range…

13 Customs Only Chileans Can Understand

13 Customs Only Chileans Can Understand – Lucy Pierce Pay a trip Chile and you’ll be welcomed with open arms. As a traveller you’re bound to come into contact with one or more of Chilean mannerisms, traditions or customs that can leave you absolutely gobsmacked, confused or in plain disbelief! Here are a few pointers that may help you familiarise yourself… You’ll hear…

Where to stay in Berlin

Where to stay in Berlin BERLIN AT A GLANCE While once scarred by its rather depressing history, Berlin has recently experienced a renaissance in creativity and culture. With the rise of start-ups, multiculturalism, and creative flair, the city has become a world-class destination while still maintaining its edgy side. Kreuzberg is the core of this…

The Most Unique Experiences to Have in Chile

The Most Unique Experiences to Have in Chile – Lucy Pierce Chile draws tourists primarily for its landscapes, spanning pastel sunsets over the rolling dusty Atacama desert through to crisp, clear days in Patagonia. A little out of the ordinary and by no means average, this is a country that really does lend itself to some pretty unique experiences. Here’s our pick of…

The 10 Coolest Hostels in Chile

The 10 Coolest Hostels in Chile When traveling, the chore of moving hostels may seem monotonous and tiresome, but have you ever booked yourself into the quirkier and more aesthetically pleasing hostels? Once you have, there’s always something to brighten the end of a long journey, even if the thought of lying down horizontally on…

Arequipa (GluFree Guide)

Reaching Arequipa… By Air Cusco –  Arequipa = around £72. Lima – Arequipa = between £30-70 By Bus Cusco (13h) – Arequipa = $90 (£21). Ica & Huacachina (12/13 hours) – Arequipa = $80 (£19). Lima (17-18 hours) – Arequipa = between £15-35 dependant on the time/company. For more information on prices and timings look at…

Survival 101 for “Death Road”

One of the top tourist attractions while visiting La Paz includes hurtling down 64 kilometres of the infamous passage, also known for its high death toll, Death Road. Due to its popularity many tour companies will provide a day tour, approximately 2 hours outside the hustle and bustle of Bolivia’s capital city, which doesn’t seem…

Where to stay in Rotterdam

Where to Stay in ROTTERDAM Rotterdam is “the city of the future”, according to architects. Over the last few years, the city has undergone a huge innovative transformation as during World War II the city was bombed to smithereens. The city now boasts cube houses, floating architecture, the angular Centraal station and the impressive 800m…

A weekend away in Pucon, Chile

Pucon is just a 10-11 hour overnight bus away from Santiago, and for semaña santa, we had a long weekend, the perfect opportunity to get out of smog-city and get some fresh air and exercise, I’ve included some of the top things to do in Pucon! Wind down and relax after a long week at…

Viña Matetic, Casablanca 

Chile’s world renowned vineyards date back to the 16th century, when vines were brought over by the Spanish conquistadors and since have flourished fruitfully. Fly to the capital, Santiago, from here you can visit both the Maipo and Casablanca valleys that boast the best of South American winery’s, closely followed by Mendoza in Argentina.  Viña…

10 Things You Should Know Before Hiking Torres del Paine, Chile

10 Things You Should Know Before Hiking Torres del Paine, Chile Torres del Paine National Park in Chile has been a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve since 1978, known by locals as ‘El Fin del Mundo,’ or ‘the end of the world.’ There are 250 km (155 miles) of well-marked trails available to hike. Read below to learn…