Review · South America · Travel

Top Tips for Visiting the ATM Cave, Belize

San Ignacio is Belize’s hub for adventurers. Adrenaline sports, intriguing day trips and a plethora of cultural activities are offered by many a tour company. Undoubtedly, the ATM cave is a must-do but who should you go with, what should you pack and what is it like when you visit the ATM cave? We learned… Continue reading Top Tips for Visiting the ATM Cave, Belize

General · Travel

5 Reasons to Book a January Holiday, and Where To Go

Have you ever heard someone living in the UK, USA or Europe say that they love January? I don’t think I ever have. Unless you have a birthday to celebrate, there’s not a vast amount going on in the first month of the year. That is why I have started a tradition over the last… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Book a January Holiday, and Where To Go

Accommodation · General · Travel

Why Staying in Hostels is NOT as Bad as You Think

Let me start by saying, I have stayed in all manner of hotels, guesthouses, hostels, campsites and apartments. I have nothing against any accommodation option (although I may skip camping in deepest, darkest winter). I think that, of all of them, hostels have the worst reputation and I would love to change the mind of… Continue reading Why Staying in Hostels is NOT as Bad as You Think

Accommodation · South America · Travel

Skylodge Adventure Suites Peru Review – A Cusco Cliff Hotel!

Browsing through Airbnb, curious to see what was available in Peru’s Sacred Valley, I came across something very special. A capsule hotel in Peru. Mr Fluskey and I were travelling to Peru on honeymoon and I knew straight away that we HAD to book Skylodge Adventure Suites. Who wouldn’t want to hang off the edge… Continue reading Skylodge Adventure Suites Peru Review – A Cusco Cliff Hotel!

Train · Travel

Riding the Rails – The Joys of Train Travel

Taking to the tracks is such a joy. I know that we are Flying Fluskeys, and flying also makes me a happy girl, but there is something special about a train journey. (I don’t mean my morning commute). People say romantic, honestly, I’m not sure I could call it that, but it is kinda special.… Continue reading Riding the Rails – The Joys of Train Travel

South America · Travel

Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil – Ipanema Beach

“Tall and tanned, and young and lovely, The girl from Ipanema goes walking” …and so do the slightly more elderly and rotund gentlemen. In fact, sit and watch the promenade along the beaches in Rio De Janeiro and you will see people of all ages, shapes and sizes sporting their best swimwear, in the world’s… Continue reading Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil – Ipanema Beach

South America · Travel

São Paulo, Brazil – Brazil’s Big Apple

Arriving from Buzios, the first thing we noticed about São Paulo is that it goes on…and on…and on! It is massive. The city of São Paulo  is home to over 12,000,000 people and sprawls over 1521 square kilometres. It is a very dense city, with 6 times more people per square kilometre than my home town… Continue reading São Paulo, Brazil – Brazil’s Big Apple

South America · Travel

Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil – The Bloco

Brazil is home to one of the world’s biggest street parties, Carnival and Rio De Janeiro hosts the most famous one of all. Held on the last Tuesday before lent begins, it is a chance for everyone to indulge themselves before six long weeks of deprivation. The whole city becomes one huge party zone, and everybody… Continue reading Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil – The Bloco

South America · Travel

On The Buses of Brazil – Auto Viacao 1001

In February 2009, to facilitate our travel around Brazil, we took three journeys on buses. The company we used was called Auto Viacao 1001. Booking Our first test was to book the tickets. We made our way to Rio de Janeiro main bus station, Novo Rio Bus Terminal. Looking around, we spied the counters that… Continue reading On The Buses of Brazil – Auto Viacao 1001