El Totumo Mud Volcano - ColombiaAdventure Bagging

Sit Down, Pants Off: Getting Washed Clean Of Volcanic Mud In Colombia

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People often ask me what my funniest travel story is. It's difficult to pin point one, because there have been many...like, MANY...and I have the crows feet to prove it :) But one story always sticks out in my mind because it happened…
Stunning Queenstown, New Zealand

The Ingredients That Make Queenstown The Best Town In The World

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I'll throw it out there right at the start: I’ve travelled around Thailand, South Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand and China and I can say, without hesitation, Queenstown is one of the best, if not the best town on the planet. Big…
Round the world flight route - Simon Heyes, Adventure Bagging

Tips For Choosing Your Round The World Flight Route

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The decision has been made. You're taking six months or maybe even a year off, and it's time to go travelling. You get the prosecco out of the fridge, pop the cork, pour yourself a glass and celebrate. But wait...where are you going to go? Time…
Cartagena tour group, Colombia

Tips For Travelling Solo Around The World

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Ever since 2003 I was determined to travel around the world by myself. I'm not sure why I set my mind on travelling solo. It might have been my strong independence, or it might have been something that I just had to do alone. Travelling round…
Bolivariano - a busy company in Colombia, South America

Bus Journey Experiences in South America

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It was around the time the officers automatic weapon was pressed firmly against my shoulder that I decided to write this blog post. 'Expect the unexpected when it comes to South American bus journeys', I should have told myself at the start…
White Water Rafting In Rotorua, New Zealand - Adventure Bagging

White Water Rafting In Rotorua

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White water rafting has always been on my bucket list. For one reason or another, I'd always missed the opportunities to do it in other countries. The day before we arrived into sulphur smelling Rotorua, I found out I had another chance…
The Rock crew - New Zealand's largest houseboat

Touring The Bay Of Islands In New Zealand’s Largest Houseboat

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The Bay Of Islands is situated in the very North-West region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is one of the most popular destinations in the North Island, and for very good reason. The bus journey from Auckland to Paihia takes around…
Simon Heyes with dinosaur - Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

An iPhone Photo Tour Of The Salar De Uyuni

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If you're planning on visiting South America, and Bolivia in particular, I implore you to visit the Salar de Uyuni. It is a photographers playground. The Salar de Uyuni consists of over 4,000 square miles of salt flat, which started forming…
The Argentine Experience - Adventure Bagging

The Argentine Experience – Buenos Aires

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What springs to mind when you think of Argentina? Sumptuous red wine? Delicious steak? Tango? All of the above? After struggling with the food and drink in Bolivia, arriving into Buenos Aires was a breath of fresh air, and the Argentine…
View over Santiago from Cerro san Cristobal

7 Things To Do In Santiago

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Like most places in South America, I have a huge affection for Santiago. With a population of 6 million, a fantastic wine culture and being surrounded by snow-capped mountains make Santiago a special city. Santiago was also the city that…