The Next Travel Adventure Awaits

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When I created my five-year travel plan (five years ago), Brazil was supposed to be the final trip. I thought working at the World Cup and living in Rio de Janeiro would be the perfect climax to all my Latin America adventures. From there, I’d return to the States, start the next business, find a wife and begin making little …

Amazon Rainforest Adventures

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There are certain places on this planet that seem almost like fiction. Unreachable destinations that you expect to only see in story books and documentaries. The Amazon Rainforest in northern Brazil was one of those places for me. So when I had the opportunity to come to Brazil, I wasn’t going to miss the chance to fulfill a lifelong dream. …

Private Tour Guides in Rio de Janeiro – Rio Cultural Secrets

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There are literally a million and one things to do in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and it’s no wonder why they call this place the “Marvelous City.” You can spend weeks exploring the best beaches in Rio de Janeiro alone, but there is so much more to see and do! From the downtown financial district to the hillside favelas, Rio …

Belo Horizonte Through Local Eyes

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The reason I travel the way I do is because I believe local interaction is the key to understanding a place and culture. Building true friendships leads to the most authentic experiences and to me, that’s everything. I was fortunate to meet Rey (Reinaldo), a Belo Horizonte native, and someone who made my trip to the city so special. I …

Rio Othon Palace on Copacabana Beach

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With only 10 days left in Rio de Janeiro, my apartment was scheduled for renovations so I needed to find a place to crash. Luckily, my friends over at the Rio Othon Palace in Copacabana Beach had an extra room available for me. The hotel is one of the tallest and most well known on the Copacabana strip and was my …