Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba – Peru’s best hotel

Some hotels are simply a place to rest your head after a long day, a place to stop on transit to your final destination or an unremarkable sleeping spot which will be forgotten in months to come, amalgamating with all the others. Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba is definitely a spot for resting but truly, that’s where the similarities end. It’s just so much more than that. A…

Astrid Y Gaston, Lima, Peru

Ask me to pick my favourite meal of 2017? Well, that would be far too difficult. We ate so well over the last 12 months we’ve truly been spoilt for choice. One particular restaurant truly blew me away and comes straight to my mind. And it’s a restaurant I almost didn’t go to! I rearranged our booking three times. I debated about whether we should…

How to pick the best Galapagos cruise (Part I)

So, you want to go to the Galapagos. It’s that spot on everyone’s bucket list. It’s gorgeous brightly coloured birds and giant tortoises seem to be posing on all of the glossy travel magazines. It’s the closest you can get to living the Jurassic Park experience without the risk of being eaten by a T-Rex! Baby Sea Lions, Blue-footed Boobies with their turquoise toes, animals…

Scalesia Galápagos Lodge, the boutique luxury hotel on Isabela island

The Galápagos islands are world-renowned for unbelievable wildlife; where the animals look photoshopped and treat you simply like you are the local paparazzi. The islands are known for some of the best diving in the world, one-of-a-kind birdwatching, wildlife hikes, cruises and as a place to understand and see evolution up close. You may be surprised to know that there are only four islands in…

The 20 dishes you can’t leave Colombia without trying

Colombian food doesn’t have the same reputation as some of the other Latin American countries – Peru for its ceviche, Argentina for its steak etc. There are, however, some pockets of really wonderful food which I believe are absolutely underrated. From the seafood of the Colombian Caribbean coast to unique dishes with indigenous origins, there are gems to be tried all over this beautiful country.…