Buenos Aires to Santiago by bus
17 Dec 2015

Buenos Aires to Santiago by Bus: Crossing the Border between Argentina and Chile

After failing to find anything resembling a cheap flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago (or Santiago de Chile, as it’s known in these parts), I decided the 20 hour bus ride would be the best bet. It was a pretty smooth trip and the border crossing was easy. Here’s everything you

Cusco to La Paz - leaving Cusco
25 Nov 2015

Cusco to La Paz: Crossing the Border between Peru and Bolivia via Lake Titicaca

I was sad to be leaving Cusco. We spent around a week in and around this awesome city, visiting Inca ruins, grand Spanish churches, rugged mountain scenery and, of course, Machu Picchu. We then hopped on a bus headed for Bolivia – here’s everything you need to know about the

12 Oct 2015

Crossing the Border between Colombia and Ecuador: Ipiales to Otavalo

Crossing the border between Colombia and Ecuador at Ipiales was a laid back affair — the actual border crossing took less than an hour and there is also a pretty amazing church in town that you should definitely check out. Here are the details… Arriving in Ipiales We took a

22 Sep 2015

The Night Bus from Ecuador to Peru: Cuenca to Mancora

I found a lot of misinformation while searching how to cross the border from Ecuador to Peru. I heard that it was one of the dodgiest border crossings in Latin America and that it was best to do it during the day – both of these are wrong. It is

Panama to Colombia via the San Blas Islands
13 Aug 2015

A Boat Trip from Panama to Colombia via the San Blas Islands

If you want to travel from Panama to Colombia (or Colombia to Panama) you have three options: 1) Take a boat from Panama to Colombia via the amazing San Blas islands 2) Walk through the wild jungles of the Darien Gap. Living to tell the tale isn’t guaranteed! 3) Fly (probably