25 ways to make your isolation birthday fun

With Coronavirus lockdown set to continue for a while longer (who the hell knows when this will be over?) there will be plenty of people who will be wondering how they’re going to celebrate their partner/friends/flatmates birthdays in quarantine. Of course, there are plenty of worse things happening at the moment, but many of us…

Cooking Course at Mexico Lindo Cooking School, Cancun

I’ve always loved cooking, followed closely by eating…. or maybe it’s the other way around? Letting me loose with a spice rack and access to some healthy ingredients gives me the chance to channel my inner Gordon Ramsey. Over time, Ben has also embraced my passion for cooking and it turns out that he’s also…

We’re living in the Caribbean but boy are we ready to come home.

We’re now five months into our six month trip around South and Central America and it’s been the most epic adventure either of us have ever been on. The things we’ve seen and experienced are beyond anything we could have dreamt of. We’ve lived on the Caribbean coast for the last 8 weeks, so how…

Colombia to Panama: San Blas Islands with Blue Sailing

Sad to be leaving our beloved Cartagena, we made our way to the marina so that we could meet our captain for the next five days, Irwin. Irwin had been sailing various islands around the Carribean for the past 30 years and his mild manner immediately put our fears about the trip at ease. Neither…

A few days in Valparaiso – a poor man’s Shoreditch?

We left the city lights of Santiago and headed west towards the coast to Valparaiso, a small seaside town that was apparently the hipster central of Chile. We’d heard good things about this place from Chileans and tourists alike, with one guy even describing it as “the most beautiful place in South America!” This was…

The most amazing cookery course in Santiago

We started the day in the heart of Santiago. Our guide and chef for the day was waiting for us outside of the “Mercado Central” or Central Market. Francisco or “Pancho” as he like to be called, began the day with a brief history lesson on Chile and its relationship with food. We listened intently…

Four hands massage class in Santiago – AMAZING

We’d been speaking to Tamara Monsalve and Maria Jose Bravo from AcuatroManos Masaje on AirBnB and couldn’t believe our luck when we received a message offering us a four hands massage in exchange for a mention on our blog. Not only that, but Tamara and Maria offered to go one step further and teach us…

The perfect day at Luminis Vineyard, Mendoza

We started the day venturing down the bumpy back roads of one of Mendoza’s many vineyards, eventually finding Luminis Wines tucked quietly away from the main street. Martin Castro, our host for the day and co-founder of Luminis, was already waiting for us with a smile, a bottle of red and freshly cooked asado. The…

Driving around the Andes – Off Road Mendoza

The day started by meeting our host, David, at the General Jose San Martin Park in the City of Mendoza. The park holds a special place in Mendozians hearts as it commemorates the liberation of Argentina from the Spanish in the early 1800’s. Two marble statues of the General were placed in the middle of…