Stories and Tips from the Road

Keep up to date on our adventures and mis-adventures as we try to both entertain and educate. Learn useful tips on where to stay, how to get there and what to do. View first-hand photos and accounts from places around the world.

How to find and rent an apartment in Santiago de Chile

by Stephanie Walsh January 28, 2016
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After more than 1 year living in Chile, we’ve gone through our fair share of apartments. In fact when I added it up, I realised we’ve lived in 8 different places during our time in Santiago. Why we moved around so often is a story for another day…. However, with so much experience in trying to […]

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Santiago Day Trips: Cajon Del Maipo in Late Autumn

by Stephanie Walsh May 19, 2014
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Ascending gradually up the steep, narrow cliff roads of Cajon del Maipo, or Maipo Canyon, is enough to put anyone on edge, especially when the gravelly ‘roads’ start to turn to icy snow. Just two hours drive outside of Santiago and you’re standing a few centimeters deep in the fluffy mountain snow of the El Yeso Reservoir; over 3000 meters […]

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Top 10 Places to Visit in Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh April 3, 2014
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Colombia is stunningly beautiful, great fun and an amazing place to visit as a traveller or backpacker. However, as it’s such a large country, planning a trip there can be overwhelming, with so many options for places to see and things to do. A lot of people have asked me what places I would recommend […]

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How To Get A Chilean RUT/RUN in Santiago

by Stephanie Walsh March 10, 2014
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So, you’ve arrived to Santiago de Chile, either on a temporary resident visa, a student visa or working visa. You’ll be needing a RUT/RUN number as soon as possible, since almost everything you do in Chile will require you to present this number. There are a few steps required before getting your RUT number, so […]

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Snow Day in Ireland

by Stephanie Walsh February 11, 2014
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You don’t need to go very far to be inspired. Today, I literally just stepped outside my front door and spent some time exploring my back garden in the snow. It’s not very often we experience snow in Ireland, especially in mid-February, so naturally, I headed straight out with my camera to take a few […]

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Photo of the Week | An Indian Circus, Pushkar, Rajasthan

by Stephanie Walsh February 4, 2014
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An Indian circus performance during the Pushkar Camel Fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan. As we sat on the soft sand of a Rajasthani dessert in Pushkar, we watched a fun circus performance unfold before us. From acrobats to silly clowns, the circus was every bit as fun as any other I’ve ever been to. Outside the […]

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Our Travel Plans For 2014

by Stephanie Walsh January 23, 2014
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This year our travel plans will revolve around our life, not our life around travel plans. Although we both love travel, we have other exciting things to focus on this year. The good news is that those things happen to involve a lot of traveling! 😀 This March, we are both heading to Chile! Why […]

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Swans, Squirrels and Scenic Views at Hartsholme Park, Lincoln, England

by Stephanie Walsh January 16, 2014
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Because sometimes, all you need is a walk in the park.   In Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

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24 Hours in Lincoln, England

by Stephanie Walsh January 12, 2014
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The city of Lincoln, which should perhaps be known as the ultimate tea destination in the UK, is everything a tea-lover could dream of and more…perhaps that’s why my sister, the tea connoisseur of our family has moved there! For tea-lovers I recommend three great tea-related activities in Lincoln: Go for tea (of coffee) in […]

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Photo of the Week: Dia de las Velitas in Cali, Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh December 7, 2013
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Today, December 7th, Colombia celebrates Dia de las Velitas (Day of the Little Candles) and I was lucky to be in Cali, Colombia, last year to experience it. I love these traditional Colombian holidays, of which there are many! On Dia de las Velitas, people place candles all along the streets, outside their homes and […]

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