Rio de Janeiro Nightlife Guide

From the dramatic landscapes and beautiful beaches, to the heart pounding dance music and never ending street parties, Rio de Janeiro is one of the most alluring and exciting places I’ve ever experienced. You’ve seen images of Copacabana Beach, Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, but there’s another side to the Marvelous City that’s not to be missed. The … Continued

Travel Deeper – Brazil

[x_video_embed type=”16:9″][/x_video_embed] Five years of traveling deeper in South America, and it all led me to this… One of the most incredibly difficult and absolutely amazing years of my life – Living and traveling in Brazil. The goal was to live in Rio de Janeiro, travel around the country, participate in Carnaval, and somehow work … 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

Rio de Janeiro in Motion

Rio de Janeiro is such an amazingly photogenic city that I decided to change things up and try my hand at a little tilt-shift video I call “Rio in Motion.” Over the course of the past eight months of living in Rio, I’ve gathered these shots from all over the city by hiking, climbing and … Continued

Brazil Tourism Partnership Goes Live

Months ago I told you all about a T2T partnership with the Brazilian Tourism Board and I’m so happy to finally announce that we’re now live! Although things have been relatively quiet here on Tourist 2 Townie, I promise it hasn’t been the result of a lack of content. I’m currently traveling through Northeastern Brazil … Continued

A Paraty Boat Party

The only reasonable follow up I could think of after a full day of playing in waterfalls was island hopping around Paraty. Just a short walk through the beautiful colonial village and you arrive at Paraty’s main harbor where colorful boats lineup for daily expeditions. For less than $20 USD we boarded a big schooner for … Continued

Picturing Paraty

The beautifully preserved colonial town of Paraty snuggles itself between lush, green mountains and a bright blue bay. Whitewashed buildings and cobblestone streets serve as a real-life oil painting that you can walk through. After a great trip to Buzios and Arraial do Cabo I was fixing for more small town adventures, so the following … Continued

A Weekend Warrior’s Guide to Buzios

In desperate need of an escape from all the dudes in Rio after the World Cup, a few friends and I headed east to the peninsula paradise they call Buzios. Just a three hour bus ride from Rio, it’s the perfect getaway for Cariocas seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Thanks to a well-publicized … Continued

Rio de Janeiro Favelas – Santa Marta

Last Sunday morning I decided it was time to go see Michael up in Santa Marta. I waved down the local public bus just outside my apartment and made the short, 10-minute ride over to the Botafogo neighborhood to experience another one of Rio de Janeiro’s many faces – life in the favelas. Santa Marta … Continued

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