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  • 4 vital moves before you quit your job to become a digital nomad

    I just had a classic day. I got up at 6am (ouch!) and did a workout on the rooftop terrace of my hostel in Cartagena, Colombia. As the sun rose and my sweat patches expanded I got an amazing view of the sun rise over the old Spanish fort that guards the city’s harbour. After [...]

  • 6 must see museums in Cuenca, Ecuador

    Cuenca isn’t a particularly large city but it has enough museums to satisfy even the most die-hard museum loving tourist. When Dave and I first started travelling we almost felt like we had to visit every museum in every town to ensure we truly understood the culture of a place. These days we’re much more [...]

  • Hiking Ecuador’s Cajas National Park

    ‘Hang on a second,’ I said to Carmen. ‘What’s wrong?’ she asked, impatient to keep going down the walking track. I pointed to where the trail curved back up to the starting point at the head of the small lake we had just walked around. ‘Those are the tour people we saw near the start. [...]

  • How to create a media kit that rocks

    It’s that time of the year again – many travel blogging conferences are fast approaching and bloggers are preparing to woo tourism boards and travel companies into working with them. There’s BlogHer in Silicon Valley next week, TBEX Europe in Athens in October, and PTBA in Sri Lanka in November. There’s also a bunch more… [...]

  • The drug trade in Colombia: What’s it like?

    “Lots of my friends were murdered when I was younger. Lots of them.” Javier* leans in closer and raises an eyebrow. “If you meet someone from Cali and they tell you they have no connections with the drug trade, they’re lying. Every family is connected to drugs in some way, whether it’s small or large.” [...]

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6 must see museums in Cuenca, Ecuador

6 must see museums in Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca isn’t a particularly large city but it has enough museums to satisfy even the most die-hard museum loving tourist. When Dave and I first started travelling we almost felt like we had to visit every museum in every town to ensure we truly understood the culture of a place. These days we’re much more [...]

Hiking Ecuador’s Cajas National Park

Hiking Ecuador’s Cajas National Park

‘Hang on a second,’ I said to Carmen. ‘What’s wrong?’ she asked, impatient to keep going down the walking track. I pointed to where the trail curved back up to the starting point at the head of the small lake we had just walked around. ‘Those are the tour people we saw near the start. [...]

How to create a media kit that rocks

How to create a media kit that rocks

It’s that time of the year again – many travel blogging conferences are fast approaching and bloggers are preparing to woo tourism boards and travel companies into working with them. There’s BlogHer in Silicon Valley next week, TBEX Europe in Athens in October, and PTBA in Sri Lanka in November. There’s also a bunch more… [...]

The drug trade in Colombia: What’s it like?

The drug trade in Colombia: What’s it like?

“Lots of my friends were murdered when I was younger. Lots of them.” Javier* leans in closer and raises an eyebrow. “If you meet someone from Cali and they tell you they have no connections with the drug trade, they’re lying. Every family is connected to drugs in some way, whether it’s small or large.” [...]

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