Expat Life

Three Weeks in Brazil With Dale Lee

Three Weeks in Brazil With Dale Lee

A Three Week Tour of Brazil Now is the perfect time to visit Brazil. If you are considering a trip to Brazil, do it before the Olympics in 2016. Right now the Brazilian currency, the Real, is very low compared to the dollar. So, for the first time in a long time Brazil and travel in Brazil is cheap for […]

Should You Take a Favela Tour in Rio?

Should You Take a Favela Tour in Rio?

Panoramic view from the top of the Rocinha favela in Rio Why you should consider a Favela Tour in Rio de Janeiro There is much controversy surrounding the idea of favela tours in Rio de Janeiro. A favela is a shanty town. In Rio and you will see favelas all around the city, many with prime real estate and million dollar […]

My Travel Essentials

My Travel Essentials

My first trip overseas was in 1997 when I went to Bogota, Colombia as an exchange student. I have since lived in South Korea and now Brazil and I’ve traveled all over the world. Friends and family often ask me what to pack for overseas trips. Over the years I’ve come up with some pretty handy items to bring and […]

8 Reasons to Take a Staycation

8 Reasons to Take a Staycation

Those who follow our blog know that since moving to Brazil, Dale and I have been on the go. Well, recently we hit the wall and needed a little R&R so we decided instead of traveling we would take a staycation. ​We went out to eat and explored the city of Joinville as if we were tourists. It turned out […]

How to Overcome Your Fear of Flying

How to Overcome Your Fear of Flying

Flying into São Paulo My name is Elizabeth Hampton and I am afraid of flying! I live in Brazil – my family lives in Oklahoma. This creates some problems. In addition, I love to travel and am a travel blogger. Not only that, in the United States I worked for 13 years as a therapist. I am a Licensed Clinical […]