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Flying Korean Air with a Baby: A Review

So our first long-haul flight with baby has come and gone, and we’re still alive to tell the tale.

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The List: Our Favourite South American Countries

For 93 days, we traversed mighty South America.

Each of the 5 countries we visited, offered us a multitude of sights, adventures and tastes to explore, but which places, experiences and meals stood above the rest?

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The Breakdown: Argentina

In our preplanning we'd classified Argentina as one of our 'budget' destinations, but the reality was much, much more expensive than we'd anticipated. Over the course of our 37 day stay, we managed to spend a grand total of...

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The Breakdown: Uruguay – Montevideo, Salto and Colonia del Sacramento

Our breakdown on traveling in Uruguay, including tips on travel, food, attractions and a budget breakdown.

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Argentina: A Traveler’s Tango No More

If you plan on traveling the world for a year, you'll have to budget. There's no way around it. Ask any traveler who's been to Argentina in the last 3 to 5 years, and they'll tell you it's dirt cheap. So we budgeted $70 to $80 per day for our month long stay and soon realized that those figures were dead wrong...

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The Breakdown: Brazil – Salvador, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

Brazil and in particular, Rio had the distinct honour of being the first city to make it onto our "we could live here" list. A vast country, with diverse regions and people, we felt like we barely scratched the surface of this beautiful and complex country during our 16 day visit...

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Our Week in the Brazilian Slum: Favela Vidigal

A combination of beautiful landscape, fresh food and positive vibes made Rio the first city to make it onto our "We could live here" list. We'd only planned to spend 3 days visiting, but it quickly become obvious, that it wasn't going to be enough time.

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Our RTW Packing List: An Update

Packing for 365 days of travel around the world wasn't easy. We were forced to anticipate our potential needs for an entire year and pack appropriately for the varying climates, seasons and activities we had planned. The fact that we had to carry everything we needed for the year, on our backs added yet another layer of complication.

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The Breakdown: Colombia Round 2 – Cartagena, Taganga, La Guajira

We loved Colombia so much that we returned for a second round after we completed the Inca Trail in Peru. On our first trip, we`d spent our time in Bogota and the surrounding area, so for this portion of the trip, we decided to concentrate our energies on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia.

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The Breakdown: Peru

Peru is one of those countries that's solidly on any traveler's bucket list of places to visit. With Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail, Lake Titicaca, and the Nazca Lines all concentrated in one budget-friendly country, it's not hard to see why.

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