10 Useful Things I Learned While Housesitting In Canada

10 Useful Things I Learned While Housesitting In Canada

A month housesitting in Canada! I’d been looking for a house sit on Vancouver Island for a while as I was keen to spend some hiking and photographing wildlife. I’d last visited the island back in 1995, on my first round the world trip, and has enjoyed Victoria. Now I...
The Three Amigos. A Tale Of A Baby Turtle Release. . .

The Three Amigos. A Tale Of A Baby Turtle Release. . .

Being part of a baby turtle release has been something I’ve wanted to be involved in for ages. I was hopeful in Costa Rica, too late in Nicaragua then, while housesitting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico I got lucky!   The call went out for volunteers for the first baby...
The Travel Troubles That I’ve Had And How To Avoid Them

The Travel Troubles That I’ve Had And How To Avoid Them

I’ve been on the road since May 2016 and I’ve run into some travel troubles. None of them were life threatening although they did cause a LOT of frustration at the time.   I wanted to share the troubles that I’ve seen so you can avoid the same travel troubles …    ...
Exploring The Historic Centre of Guadalajara, Mexico

Exploring The Historic Centre of Guadalajara, Mexico

Welcome to Guadalajara! This is Mexico’s second largest city and it is big. It has a population of 5 million which is bigger than all of New Zealand. Which I find just a little crazy.   It was overwhelming when I first arrived from the quiet village of Ajijic, an...
My Time As A Volunteer At The Ranch Dog Shelter (Mexico)

My Time As A Volunteer At The Ranch Dog Shelter (Mexico)

My mission as I travel throughout Latin America is to volunteer with rescue animals in each country that I visit. I’ve done this before in Thailand, Guatemala and New Zealand and it’s been a wonderful experience.   The Ranch Dog Shelter (Mexico) is the second shelter...
A Month By The Lake In Ajijic, Mexico

A Month By The Lake In Ajijic, Mexico

Ajijic is a small town that sits on the shores of Lake Chapala, which is the largest lake in all of Mexico!   I travelled to Ajijic from Buenos Aires as I had been lucky enough to secure a house sit for the month of May looking after Will & Grace (love those...
A Cloudy Morning In Port Charcot, Antarctica

A Cloudy Morning In Port Charcot, Antarctica

We left Port Lockroy in the early hours of the morning to make our way up to the Lemaire Channel. This is an icy part of the world and we’re not sure if we’ll make it to our next destination of Port Charcot as the ship hadn’t made it so far South this season.   We...
A Weekend In Ushuaia, Argentina

A Weekend In Ushuaia, Argentina

Travellers usually come to Ushuaia, also known as The End Of The World, for two reasons. They’re either going hiking in Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego or they’re off to Antarctica. I was fortunate enough to be heading to Antarctica!   I’d decided to spend a few...
Buenos Aires – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Buenos Aires – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Think Buenos Aires and you picture tango dancers in the street. I spent 2 months in Buenos Aires while I was exploring Argentina and this is what I found . . .   The Good Green spaces For a big city Buenos Aires has a large number of green spaces. The best parks are...

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