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 […]

Our Favorite Beaches in Southern Brazil

Our Favorite Beaches in Southern Brazil

Looking out over Praia Enseada Brazil is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Sadly when most people think of beaches in Brazil they only think of Rio de Janeiro. Many tourists never venture outside of Rio. Yes Copacabana and Ipanema are awesome. However, we feel that the beaches in southern Brazil are overlooked by foreign […]

A Weekend in Salvador, Brazil

A Weekend in Salvador, Brazil

It has been cloudy and raining in Joinville for weeks, almost months. There is a strong El Niño effect this year, and while it is creating drought conditions in most of Brazil, here in the south we are experiencing nothing but clouds and rain. Joinville normally gets a fair amount of rain. Situated between the coast and the the Dona […]

How to Couchsurf: Interview With a Pro

How to Couchsurf: Interview With a Pro

I was first introduced to my friend Kimberly, who also goes by Kim, and the idea of Couchsurfing in Orlando, Florida where I was living. We were both in our mid 20’s at the time. In my younger, Florida partying days, we would go out to bars and clubs together and just dance and dance. She would often get cut […]

How to Stay Safe in Rio de Janeiro

How to Stay Safe in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is an amazingly vibrant and awe inspiring city.  Regardless of how stunning Rio may look in photos and videos, many prospective visitors are only concerned about the crime and violence they read about. Rio, like many large cities, definitely has issues with crime, but much of that can be avoided if you are a smart traveler. Most […]