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Wine Country Tours in Brazil's Vale dos Vinhedos

Wine Country Tours in Brazil’s Vale dos Vinhedos

We first arrived to Brazil about 10 months ago. I struggled to find a Brazilian wine I could tolerate. You see, I grew up in Northern California on the doorsteps of Napa Valley, and I consider myself a bit of a wine snob. I do not claim to be an expert on wine, but I do have my preferences. I usually prefer a good Pinot Noir […]

The Adventure is in Getting There

The Adventure is in Getting There

We just got greedy. We didn’t listen to the advice of the people who live here. But, as usual, we were able to make the best out of a difficult situation and lived to share the story.   Have you ever had such an amazing trip that you wanted to keep the fun going, long after it was time to throw in […]

The Wonderous Foz do Iguaçu

The Wonderous Foz do Iguaçu

“I don’t want to leave. This is a magical place – let’s go pet the unicorns”. I was laughing – but then saw the serious look on her face.  It was our final day visiting the Iguassu waterfalls and we just didn’t want to leave.   How many times have you read or heard about iconic sites that you shouldn’t miss?   Yet, sometimes you […]

Rota das Cachoeiras

Rota das Cachoeiras

About 50 miles west of Joinville, tucked into the Itapocu Valley, is a remarkable trail passing by 14 separate waterfalls as it traces the path of the Rio Novo. Over the course of the 2900 meters the trail continues up (and up, and up!) until it culminates at the base of the Salto Grande waterfall – which drops almost 125 meters. […]