Jericoacoara, Kitesurfing & My Own Private Beach Bungalow

Known for its giant rolling sand dunes and stellar kitesurfing conditions, Jericoacoara or “Jeri” as it’s known, is the coolest little beach town in Northeastern Brazil. It is a seven-hour journey from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara via public transportation (five hours in a private car), but as I mention in the video, that distance is par … Continued

Bonito Brazil: Mother Nature’s Playground

When I asked Brazilian friends on places I should visit while traveling in southwestern Brazil, the overwhelming response was always Bonito. The small town of just over 17,000 people is tucked away in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul and is one of the most popular Brazilian tourist destinations in the region. Famous … Continued

Top 5 Best Beaches in Rio de Janeiro

I spent the last year living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and have had the opportunity to experience many beautiful beaches in and around the city. The beach culture in Rio is awesome and it is transparent in all facets of life here, especially on Sundays! That is the day that many locals head down to … Continued

Private Tour Guides in Rio de Janeiro – Rio Cultural Secrets

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 … Continued

Beach Park Adventures in Fortaleza

Beach Park is Brazil’s largest water park and you’d be a fool to think I’d come this far and not go visit. I consider myself a water park aficionado, and when I found out that Beach Park was just a short drive away from downtown Fortaleza, I was all in! With that scheduled for day … Continued

Belo Horizonte Through Local Eyes

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 … Continued

Pantanal Wildlife & Piranha Fishing

As mentioned in the video, The Pantanal wetlands weren’t even on my radar until I arrived in Brazil. Friends at the tourism board suggested I visit the region, so after a little research, I caught a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Campo Grande for a four-day adventure. Campo Grande is the southern gateway city … Continued

Beaches & Buggies in Natal Brazil

Natal is my favorite city of the four major northeastern Brazilian cities (Fortaleza, Recife, Salvador), because it seems the cleanest, safest and most visually stimulating them all. While Salvador reigns supreme as the culture capital, Natal is undeniably the epicenter of an endless supply of ridiculously beautiful beaches. If you look at a map of … Continued

Gluttony in Gramado

Just a two-hour bus ride from Porto Alegre is the beautiful town of Gramado, Brazil. Thanks to the Portuguese, German and Italian immigrants who settled here in the 1800s, the town’s architecture, food and culture makes you feel like you’ve landed in Europe rather than Brazil. I arrived from Porto Alegre early one morning and … Continued

Porto Alegre: Gauchos, Galleries and Girls

Porto Alegre, home of great meat and beautiful women. If I made a welcome sign for the city that’s what it would say. Maybe it would have a Gaucho on their too, maybe holding a paint brush. Porto Alegre is the Capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul in Southern Brazil and … Continued

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