A Weekend in Paraty: Brazil’s paradise beach town

150 miles south of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, you’ll find a sleepy little town called Paraty, where the mountains meet the sea. With its whitewashed buildings, cobblestone streets and tropical beaches, it’s impossible not to fall in love with this time-warped paradise along the Brazilian coast. There’s also… View Post

2 days in Rio de Janeiro: The best places to visit

Rio de Janeiro has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. In fact, it was my long-term obsession with this vibrant city in Brazil that inspired my month-long backpacking adventure around South America (what can I say, I don’t like to do things by halves!) Rio de… View Post

Bye bye 2018… My year in review

I must be getting old because 2018 has seriously flown by. It feels like just 5 minutes ago that we were toasting in the new year and thanking our lucky stars that 2017, with all its political drama and chaos, was behind us (oh, how naive we were!) As… View Post

A Complete Guide to Visiting Iguazú Falls

So it turns out Eleanor Roosevelt was right. Legend has it that when the former First Lady first set eyes upon Iguazú Falls, she was so wowed by the sight that she exclaimed “Poor Niagara!” Once you’ve stood on the edge of Iguazú Falls and taken in that first view,… View Post