Banff is easily a contender for one of the most beautiful places in Canada, and it is an ultimate playground for those who love the outdoors. All year round, Banff delivers stunning natural vistas and loads of outdoor activities for nature enthusiasts. In the winter, Banff is known for it’s skiing, and in the summerContinue reading “The Top 3 Day Hikes Around Banff”
We quickly learned that Hawaii isn’t your typical budget travel destination when we first started researching it, but that doens’t mean that you have to spend your life savings. There are lots of things you can do in Hawaii, and on Maui in particular, for free, or almost free. Things to do in Maui onContinue reading “Things To Do In Maui On A Budget”
Recently I wrote about one of my favourite day trips from Quito, the Otavalo markets. But there is another great day trip from Quito available for those who want to experience nature instead of shopping. The Mindo Cloud Forest is a favourite weekend escape for Quitenos because of it’s cool climate, lush forests, and diverseContinue reading “Mindo Cloud Forest – A Day Trip From Quito”
Only a short drive from Cusco is the pretty little town of Pisac. The main thing to do in Pisac is to visit the archeological site, but this, as you will see, can be done in several ways.
San Pedro de Atacama is like nothing you have seen before. An entire town made of dusty red adobe. Complete with red dusty streets and a crystal clear desert sky. Arriving into San Pedro de Atacama was like arriving into another world – either that – or somehow going back in time. It certainly helpedContinue reading “Family Friendly Activities Around San Pedro De Atacama, Chile”
When I first started researching what we could do in Patagonia with a 4 year old and a 4 month old in tow, we found very little information. Minimal information existed on blogs and web sites and forums were mostly filled with responses like “whats the point of traveling with kids anyway” and “traveling withContinue reading “How to : Patagonia with Kids”
We had a couple days to kill between our Puerto Natales booking and our Santiago booking, so we decided to take the overnight bus plunge and go to Pucon. Pucon is in the Chilean lakes district of Patagonia and is a big tourist draw for foreigners and local holiday makers alike. The pretty little townContinue reading “Pucon Chile for Families”
Bariloche was our first introduction to Patagonia, and god damn, we were so excited. Mendoza had been a let down for us (our fault though, not Mendozas), so we were really looking forward to what Bariloche had to offer. From the moment we exited the airport we were in awe. A massive, clear blue lake,Continue reading “The Ups and Downs of Bariloche, Argentina”
As I mentioned in my post about El Chalten, it was hard to find information about family friendly hikes prior to our Patagonia trip. In fact, many people, even people in the local tourist industry, warned us against it. But in reality, hiking and travelling around the Torres Del Paine national park, is very muchContinue reading “A Family Travel Guide to Torres Del Paine, Chile”
There are four family friendly day hikes that depart from El Chalten, all of which are in the 6km – 8km range. All but one of the hikes do involve a bit of uphill, but our 4 year old was able to complete them all with only minimal assistance.