Our 7 Links

We’re delighted to have been nominated by our friends, Savi and Madhu at 10 Year Itch to participate in TripBase’s project, 7 Links. The project aims to “share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.”

It’s like one of those fun emails you receive where everyone has to answer a list of questions and then pass it on to several other friends. Except this time you’re choosing seven blog posts to feature and passing the baton to your five favourite bloggers.

We hope you enjoy our selected posts from the archives!

Our most beautiful post

Patagonia’s Gauchos: The Cowboy Way (Photo Essay)Gaucho in Chile

We spent an afternoon with the gauchos in Chile’s Torres Del Paine National Park and shared our photos in this post.



Our most popular post

Awash in Salt: Photos from Salar de Uyuni in BoloviaSalar de Uyuni Cactus

The world’s largest salt flat could practically photograph itself. This post’s popularity was helped by being mentioned on a very popular blog, but we’re pretty proud of the pictures as well.


Our most controversial post

Hostel Jerks: Reasonable or Reason for Revenge?

Most people agreed with our assessment of rude hostel behaviour in New Zealand, but one or two people thought we were too harsh. This was a fun post because of the stories shared by our readers in the comments.

Our most helpful post

Thinking of Becoming an Expat? 6 Things to ConsiderPineapple welcome

Andrea reflects on her experiences as an expat and suggests that readers consider a few things before making the leap from travel to living abroad full-time.


A post whose success surprised us

Montevideo lock fountainMontevideo’s Locks Fountain

This was just a fun little post about Montevideo’s fountain that is dedicated to love locks. The lighting on the day we visited wasn’t great and we almost didn’t post it because of the way the photos turned out. But this page is the sixth most visited on our site.

A post we feel didn’t get the attention it deserved

Wining and Vining on Australia’s Mornington PeninsulaMornington Peninsula Vines

This post was published in the early stages of our blog when we had very few readers. It covers our favourite wine region in Australia and contains some great recommendations for anyone headed to Melbourne.

The post that we are most proud of

Visiting a Dinosaur Excavation in NeuquenDinosaur sign

We checked out an active excavation of some of the planet’s largest dinosaur bones in Argentina. This was an unexpected discovery for us and the photos came out well. It’s still hard to believe that we saw real dinosaur bones and we felt privileged to witness the work of the paleontologists and technicians at the site. A truly unique experience.

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