Dive Little Corn Island

Aside from its many attributes, our main reason for visiting Nicaragua was to dive Little Corn Island. From the moment that we entered Dolphin Dive and met our dive master we knew that the Caribbean island vibes would extend under water. Having successfully converted his…

How to Hike the Colca Canyon Without a Guide

  The Colca Canyon trek was one of our highlights when backpacking through Peru on our travel sabbatical. Here we spent four days enjoying the trails, taking in the beautiful surroundings and spotting Andean Condors. This area of Peru is not to be missed. Whether travelling long…

10 Backpacker Essentials for South America

  As a budget backpacker making your way through South America you are exposed to it all, from crowded dormitories to long bus journeys and multiday treks. Here are a few backpacker essentials that will make your travels all the more comfortable. #1. A comfortable and…

Travel Journal: Getting High in Uruguay

  Looking back at all of our border crossings undertaken in East Africa, our crossing from Brazil into Uruguay was an absolute pleasure. Being that we entered Uruguay in the early hours of the morning, we slept through the whole event as the bus companies…

How Much Gear Can You Fit Into a Suzuki Jimny?

  For most Suzuki Jimny owners planning an overland trip, the overwhelming concern comes down to packing your Suzuki Jimny, fitting in all of your gear and maximising usage of the limited space available without overloading the vehicle. Despite his small size, you’d be surprised…

6 Essentials for Overlanding Through Africa

  While traversing the African landscape overlanders will often find themselves out in what we South Africans refer to as “the bundus”. This essentially means out in the middle of nowhere, exactly where you want to be. Relaxing in your camp chair, cold beer in…

Travel Journal: Easing Into Southern Mozambique

Gary and I both have a close connection to Mozambique although our reasons may differ slightly. My dad established the first dive operation in Ponta Do Ouro when the border reopened after the civil war and as such I grew up snorkelling and subsequently diving…

Travel Journal: Pole Pole in Tanzania

While eager to continue on with our Africa travel sabbatical and get our overland Tanzania adventure underway, border crossings are never an easy task especially as an overlander driving a private vehicle. One challenge that we face is to not allow the difficulties encountered at…

Travel Journal: Stepping Back in Time in Rwanda

The Rusumo border is undoubtedly in the running for one of the easiest border crossings, which was lucky for us as we were feeling rather tired and grumpy after a long day of driving. As a one-stop shop, both the Tanzanian and Rwandan border officials share…

Travel Journal: Uganda, Mzungus in the Mist 

  Gorilla Trekking Our first stop in the Pearl of Africa was the town of Kisoro in order to pick up the permits for our gorilla trekking expedition. Our reason for targeting a gorilla encounter at this time of the year was that the Uganda Wildlife…